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http://www.autoblog.com/2009/04/20/multiple-hyundai-recalls-for-brake-lamps-and-rust-issues-affect/

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Hyundai have initiated recalls on 963,305 vehicles as part of four separate campaigns. The first recall, blanketing over one half million late-model vehicles, is nationwide. The other three recalls, all corrosion-related on older vehicles, are limited to the regions of the country where salt is used to de-ice roads in the winters.

The most widespread recall, affecting up to 531,894 2005-2008 Accent, Azera, Elantra, Entourage, Santa Fe, Sonata, Tucson, and Veracruz models, is NHTSA Campaign 09V122000. It is focused on a malfunctioning stop lamp switch that may prevent brake lights from illuminating when the pedal is depressed (the same switch may also cause them to stay lit after the brakes are released).

The second recall, affecting up to 175,765 1999-2004 Sonata, XG300, and XG350 models, is NHTSA Campaign 09V124000. That recall, limited to America's so-called "Salt Belt" states, is centered around potentially excessive corrosion of the front sub-frame due to winter road salt applications. If unnoticed, the lower control arm may separate from its mount.

The third recall, affecting up to 170,610 2001-2003 Elantra and Tiburon models, is NHTSA Campaign 09V125000. Also limited to the salt-belt states, the affected component is a failed lower control arm due to excessive corrosion.

The fourth recall, affecting up to 85,036 2001-2003 Santa Fe models, is NHTSA Campaign 09V123000. Again limited to to the Salt Belt states, the recall is centered around the possible internal corrosion of the rear trailing arms in the vehicle's suspension.

In all four recalls, Hyundai dealers will inspect, repair, and replace defective or damaged parts at no cost to the owner. In some situations, rust-proofing material will be added to chassis areas to arrest the corrosion process. Owners of affected vehicles may contact Hyundai Customer Service at 1-800-633-5151, call the NHTSA Hotline at 1-888-327-4236, or visit SAFERCAR.GOV.
Looks like my '05 XD2 is still good though! :)
 

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Well well, glad to see I actually could have had a huge lawsuit. Oh well, I'll settle for a new gen coupe :D

Glad to see this is now in the light. Even if your car is outside of this, I'd recommend going to the dealer anyways if they throw a **** ton of salt out on the roads.
 

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My Elantra is on the list. My Santa Fe is safe.
 

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Has anybody been to the dealer yet that is a 2nd owner? I'd like to get this and the airbag light checked out next time I'm there picking up fluids. How difficult is it to get a dealership to honor this recall? I mean surely it's probably easy if ya bought the car from them, but if you're just a second or third owner they might give me a hassle about it.
 

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we got a letter regarding a recall of the bad connector in the drivers seat causing the air bag light to go on, and we are the 4th owner of our 2001 Elantra.

1st owner- National Rent-a-Car
2nd owner- woman in upstate NY
3rd owner- used car lot in Little Ferry NJ (where we bought the car)
4th owner- US !!!!!
 

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A recall is a recall. No matter how many miles/owners/years, it has to be honored by law.
 

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Glad to see my car isn't included in the recall.
 
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