270,000 Hyundai, Kia models recalled in cold-weather states because of rust

Reuters reports that Hyundai is recalling 240,000 older-model Sonata and Azera sedans because of possible corrosion that can affect rear wheel alignment, especially for those who live in cold-weather states.

Reuters said the recall involves model year 2006 to 2010 Sonata sedans made from March 1, 2005 to Jan. 21, 2010, and model year 2006 to 2011 Azera sedans made from Sept. 27, 2005 to Nov. 22, 2010.

20,300 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2013 models were also included, in addition to 9,345 Kia Sorento crossovers, 2013 models, because of issues with the right front axle.

The Santa Fe and Sorento models with front-wheel drive and 2.4-liter engines were the only models affected by the recall. Reuters said that the front right axle driveshaft may develop a crack, which could cause a separation of the shaft.

States included in the recall are Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

No accidents or injures have been reported because of this issue.

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