hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,800 miles

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problem #1

Mar 192014


  • 75,800 miles
After removing the drivers front wheel I noticed the control arm attachment point severely rusted, & the sub frame cracked ready to break. I know about the recall. Unfortunately Nebraska along with other states were not included. This car was well maintained by the original owner, & driven very little in salt/ snow conditions. She purchased @ approx. 80 years of age. NHTSA should take a look at this again. Water being trapped in the sub frames is the real problem, salt may have only made the failure happened a bit sooner. I have talked with Hyundai customer assistance, & was told the car would not be covered by the recall. I live 8 miles away from Iowa, which is covered by the recall. Omaha does use salt on the streets. 14 -15 years for a sub frame to rot away seems quite short. The problem is a design defect not allowing the water to get out. No states should have been left out! who doesn't wash their car regularly" how many 1999-2004 models of this car are still on the road? fortunately for our family we noticed the steering wheel significantly out of position, & both front wheels leaning in at the top. Separation of the control arm from the frame would not pretty at a higher rate of speed. People that have looked at the pictures I took of both sides on this car seem to agree, we were probably only a few more chuck holes away! will Hyundai notify current owners of any of these cars regardless of which state & remedy correctly?? will Hyundai, or government put out tsb's or psa's alerting any current owners of the potentially catastrophic condition which may cost someone their life"

- Ralston / Omaha, NE, USA