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2010 Santa Fe GLS Sport Utility POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT Recall

On April 28, 2011, the NHTSA and Hyundai announced the recall of this model for problems relating to the vehicle’s POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT. Learn more about this problem below.
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2010 Santa Fe GLS Sport Utility POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT Recall

Recall ID # 11V261000 - POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT
Recall Date
APR 28, 2011

Model Affected
2010 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

Recall Summary
HYUNDAI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 SANTA FE 2WD VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS AND 2.4L ENGINES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 15, 2009 THROUGH MARCH 5, 2010. THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT MAY SUFFER FROM NOISE AND EXCESSIVE WEAR DUE TO A MISALIGNMENT OF THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT WITH THE RIGHT SIDE OUTPUT GEAR. CONTINUING TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE IN THIS CONDITION LEADS TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A WHIRRING/WHINING NOISE AND CAN EVENTUALLY CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION.

Defect Consenquence
DAMAGE TO THE TRANSMISSION MAY CAUSE LOSS OF MOTIVE POWER, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE RIGHT SIDE OUTPUT GEAR AND INTERMEDIATE SHAFT FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI'S CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-633-5151.

Units Affected
5876

Notes
HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY 102
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