April 29, 2003
Hyundai Motor Has Recalled the 2002-2003 Sonata
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
Models: Hyundai Sonata Year: 2002-2003
Number Potentially Involved: 29,531
Dates of Manufacture: February – December 2002
Defect: On certain passenger vehicles equipped with a traction control
system (TCS), if the T125/70D-15 compact spare tire is installed on a front
wheel position, the TCS may inadvertently activate beginning at speeds of 20
mph. Inadvertent activation of the TCS will cause automatic application of
the brake at the wheel where the compact spare tire is installed.
Inadvertent brake application could cause overheating and damage to the
brake, and may prevent the vehicle from being driven at speeds above 20 mph,
which could result in a crash.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the spare tire with a new larger diameter
T125/80R-15 compact spare tire. The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification is expected to begin during the second quarter of 2003. Owners
may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.
[NHTSA Recall No. 03V097/Hyundai Recall No. 059].
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
How many did you hear
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