Hyundai recalls over 15,000 Entourage minivans

2007 Hyundai Entourage

Following up on a recall from their sister company Kia, Hyundai has announced a recall for their version of the Sedona, the Entourage minivan. Approximately 15,500 vehicles produced from February 16, 2006, through June 30, 2008, and sold to the “cold-weather” states will be affected.

The recall is identical to the Sedona recall, in that the lower front control arms could eventually rust and break, due to the prolonged exposure of water and salt, which is a common occurrence in the northern states. In case you missed the list, here’s a recap:

  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • District of Columbia

Vehicles in other states may be involved eventually, but Hyundai has not commented on whether or not they will extend the recall. Unlike the Sedona, there have been no reported accidents or injuries as a result of the defect.

The latest Hyundai recall will have technicians inspect the controls arms for rust, and depending on the severity, will either rustproof, or replace them at no charge. For more information, or to schedule a service appointment, owners can contact their local Hyundai dealership.

 

Source: Consumer Affairs

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