Toyota and Hyundai recall 110,000 vehicles due to defects
In February 2018, Toyota and Hyundai recalled roughly 110,000 vehicles in two separate announcements. In the initial announcement, Toyota announced that 65,000 new Sequoia SUVs and Tundra trucks have dangerous design defects that warranted a recall. Shortly thereafter, Hyundai made a similar announcement, recalling nearly 44,000 Santa Fe SUVs.
The design flaws at the root of these announcements are varied. According to Toyota, many of the Tundras had improperly fastened bolts that weaken the frame of the vehicle, which increases the risk of serious injury in the event of a collision. Additionally, many of the recalled Toyota vehicles have defective stability control systems that are prone to shut off randomly. According to Hyundai’s release, their recalled vehicles have been found to be at risk for steering wheel separation, a defect that causes the steering column to come apart from the wheel. Obviously, this defect would make the vehicles impossible to control and extremely likely to cause accidents.
At present time, both manufacturers are making plans to notify customers and begin repairing these dangerous vehicles, or removing them from the roadways altogether. These announcements have come amid a host of auto recalls in recent months. If you are concerned that your vehicle has been recalled, or you would like more information on recalled vehicles, please visit the site linked below.