2003 Hyundai ELANTRA Suspension Front Control Arm Recall

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2003 Hyundai ELANTRA Suspension Front Control Arm Recall

 NHTSA Recall #87534
NHTSA Compaign #09V125000
MFG Compaign #091
 ManufacturerHyundai Motor Company
 SupplierHYUNDAI
 BrandHYUNDAI
 ModelELANTRA
 Model Year2003
 ComponentSUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM
 Date of notification17/07/09
 Begin date of manufacuring30/06/00
 End date of manufacturing13/01/03
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received16/04/09
 Report created16/04/09
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units160904
 Defect summaryHyundai is recalling 160,904 my 2001-2003 elantra and my 2003 tiburon vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin, and the district of columbia. Road salt used during the winter months in these jurisdictions may result in internal corrosion and thinning of the steel in the front lower control arms. The corrosion may progress to the point where the lower control arm's upper and lower panels become perforated. A perforated front lower control arm may fracture between its ball joint attachment and the forward and rearward pivot attachments to the chassis.
 Consequence summaryThe fracturing of the control arm could an owner's control over their vehicle that may increase the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionDealers will inspect the front lower control arms for corrosion damage. If specified levels of internal corrosion damage are found, the front lower control arms will be replaced with new front lower control arms incorporating additional holes in the upper and lower panels. If the front lower control arms do not require replacement, the dealer will add drainage holes to the front lower control arms and will treat the front lower control arms with rust-proofing materials to arrest the internal corrosion process. These procedures will be performed free of charge. The recall began on august 17, 2009. Owners may contact the hyundai customer assistance center at 1-800-633-5151.
 Recall notesHyundai recall no. 091. Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www. Safercar. Gov .
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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