2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Recalled

Hyundai has just announced that approximately 1,800 Santa Fe models sold in the United States must visit the service centers as soon as possible because these specific models could be affected by a serious brake system issue. This is the same problem discovered on approximately 8,000 Sorentos, as a notification rolled out by the South Korean manufacturer a few days ago informed that Kia’s model has been delivered with faulty rear brake calipers.

“Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2011 Santa Fe vehicles manufactured from September 28, 2010 through November 25, 2010. Some of the rear brake calipers may not have been properly machined,”
it is mentioned in an official safety advisory rolled out by Hyundai and the NHTSA.

If you’re looking for more technical details on what happens to Hyundai Santa Fe’s braking system, here’s what the official statement reads:

“As a result, brake fluid will leak, followed by illumination of the malfunction indicator light indicating the brake fluid level is low and should be checked. Then a soft or spongy brake pedal feel, and if not serviced, reduced braking power which could increase the risk of a crash.”

Just as usual when we have to deal with safety recalls caused by one glitch or another, all operations will be conducted free of charge. Dealers will thus check the rear calipers and, if the mechanics discover that there’s something wrong, they will replace the faulty parts free of charge.

For more information on the recall, Santa Fe owners are recommended to contact the NHTSA safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).
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