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Hyundai Tiburon Recall Information


APRIL 2009  --   Hyundai is recalling 170,610 MY 2001-2003 Elantra and MY 2003 Tiburon vehicles originally sold in orcurrently 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 thewinter 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 panelsbecome perforated. A perforated front lower control arm may fracture between its ball joint attachment and the forward and rearward pivot attachments to the chassis. The fracturing of the control arm could an owner"scontrol over their vehicle that may increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the front lower control armsfor corrosion damage. If specified levels of internal corrosion damage are found, the front lower control armswill 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 internalcorrosion process. These procedures will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during April 2009. Owners may contact the Hyundai Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-633-5151. This recall was the subject of a Preliminary Evaluation conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation.  09V-125