September 3, 2003
Hyundai Has Recalled the 2001-2003 Elantra and the 2002-2003 Tiburon
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
Hyundai America Technical Center
Models: Hyundai Elantra Years: 2001-2003
Hyundai Tiburon Years: 2002-2003
Number Potentially Involved: 312,292
Dates of Manufacture: June 2000 – February 2003
Defect: On certain passenger cars and sport utility vehicles, the rear brake
tubes pass behind the front suspension crossmember. Two steering gearbox
mounting brackets are welded to the crossmember. On vehicles equipped with
an antilock brake system (ABS), the rear brake tubes could contact both
steering gearbox mounting brackets. On vehicles that are not equipped with
ABS, the rear brake tubes may contact only the left mounting bracket.
Contact between the rear brake tubes and the steering brackets could cause
wear and corrosion that could result in brake fluid leakage. Fluid leakage
could result in reduced braking capability, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Dealers will reposition the rear brake tubes so they do not contact
the mounting brackets, install brake tube clips to control the location of
the rear brake tubes, and apply anti-corrosion material to the tubes in the
areas where contact with the mounting brackets may have occurred. The
manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin
during the third quarter of 2003. Owners may contact Hyundai at
[NHTSA Recall No. 03V257/Hyundai Recall No. 061].
Regarding Auto Recalls
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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!
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