Why Was the Hyundai Sonata Recalled?

Some Hyundai Sonatas were recalled between 2010 and 2014 due to roll-away risk, faulty brake calipers, possible brake fluid leaks and non-illuminating brake lights. In the U.S. cold-weather regions, 2006 to 2011 Hyundai Sonatas were recalled because of possible corrosion that could affect the rear wheel alignment.

The roll-away risk recall of the Hyundai Sonata was meant to repair the shift cable, which had a possibility of disconnecting from the vehicle's shift lever pin. If this happens and the parking brake is disengaged, the vehicle could roll away after parking. The shift gear may also not match the specified gear, leading to unintended movement by the vehicle.

Some Hyundai Sonata models were recalled due to faulty front brake calipers that were prone to cracking. Crack-prone calipers reduce the brakes effectiveness, leading to high risks of a crash. Another recall was due to leaking brake fluid from an insufficient seal between the metal brake-line and the inner brake hose fitting.

Other Hyundai Sonata vehicles experience malfunctions in the stop lamps, which cause non-illuminating brake lights when the brake pedal is pressed. This additionally interferes with the start feature of the push button and affects the brake-transmission shift interlock operation.

Hyundai Sonatas have been recalled due to possible corrosion of the cross-member steel due to road salt and water. Detachment of one of the rear control arms resulting from this may change the rear-wheel alignment, thereby affecting the vehicle's handling.