Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2013 Santa Fe Sport vehicles manufactured July 13, 2012, through March 12, 2013 and equipped with 2.4 liter engines. Due to a manufacturing issue, the right front axle shaft may fracture.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V355000
Component: Power Train
Potential Number of Units Affected: 20,300
A fractured front axle may result in a loss of power to the wheels. Additionally, if the vehicle is parked without the parking brake applied, it may roll away. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front axle shaft assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's recall number is 112.
Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to Safercar.
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