On certain vehicles operated in areas of heavy road salt usage (Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador), road salt can collect in the rear portion of the side members of the subframe and may result in internal corrosion leading to thinning or perforation of the subframe steel. The corrosion may ultimately lead to separation of the lower control arm at the forward mounting point to the subframe. When separation occurs, in most cases, the movement of the arm will cause the axle to pull out of the transaxle and the vehicle will no longer have drive power to the wheels. In extreme cases, the wheel can also rotate off its designed axis and make contact with the fender or the wheel well. Both outcomes could result in a loss of vehicle control and a crash causing property damage, personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the front subframe assembly. Should the subframe not require replacement, drainage holes will be added, as well as treatment with rust-proofing material to arrest the corrosion process.
Certain Sonata GLS vehicles. The SRS air bag warning light could illuminate. The intermittent condition that leads to SRS warning light illumination related with codes b 1378 or b 1382 could result from unusual motion of the side impact air bag wiring harness and side impact air bag wiring harness connector which mount to the adjustable seat cushion assembly. This condition only relates to the driver and/or passenger seat mounted side impact air bag (s). Correction: dealers will service the front seat side impact air bag wiring harness.
Certain vehicles equipped with a 2.5 litre V6 engine may experience intermittent low speed stalling if the Mass Air FLow (MAF) Sensor id interrupted as a result of engine vibration transmitted to the MAF Sensor wiring harness. Intermittent low speed engine stalling may result in a crash. Correction: MAF Sensor connector wiring harness will be re-routed and a new wiring harness clamp will be installed. Corrosion inhibiting lubricant will be applied to female MAF connector terminals and the ECM will be reprogrammed.