The South Korean based automaker Hyundai has recently announced a recall for the Sonata and Azera, because of a problem with corrosion, which can affect the handling.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 240,000 units of the Hyundai Sonata and Hyundai Azera will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the corrosion problem solved. In the affected vehicles, salt used to de-ice roads, in cold weather states, can cause corrosion of the rear crossmember and if this reaches a certain level, the inboard control arm can detach, affecting the handling of the vehicles.
A total of 215,000 units of the 2006-2010 Hyundai Sonata will be affected by this recall, along with 24,000 units of the 2006-2011 Hyundai Azera. All of these cars have been registered and operated in 20 Salt Belt states. The recall is expected to begin soon as owners of the vehicles will be notified by mail by the carmaker and dealers will do the necessary repairs / replacements free of charge. Additional details on the subject are limited for the moment and they can be found out by contacting your local Hyundai dealership or the NHTSA.