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Auto Defects Increase Risk of Crashes, Injuries

Auto Defects Increase Risk of CrashesHyundai and its Kia Motors division recently recalled nearly 270,000 cars and sports utility vehicles (SUVs) due to motor vehicle defects that may increase the risk of car accidents and injuries.

According to the NHTSA, the Hyundai and Kia recalls include:

  • 9,345 Kia Sorento SUVs with 2.4-liter engines from the 2014 model year; recalled due to a manufacturing issue that may cause the right-front axle shaft to shatter
  • 239,000 Hyundai Azera and Sonata sedans from the 2006-2011 model years; recalled due to an issue with the rear control arms that allows road salt and water to enter and corrode the rear crossmembers, which can suddenly alter rear-wheel alignment
  • 20,300 Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs from the 2013 model year; recalled due to a manufacturing issue that may cause the right-front axle to break

Please visit the NHTSA recalls and defects page for detailed information on the specific vehicles affected by the recalls.

The Dallas vehicle defect lawyers at Guajardo & Marks have an extensive record of success helping victims of car accidents caused by defective motor vehicles and faulty vehicle components seek the financial peace of mind they need. If you were hurt or a family member was killed in an accident that may have been caused by a motor vehicle defect, please call us at (972) 774-9800 for your free consultation with one of our knowledgeable lawyers.