Episode #381 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing and Mike Harley talk about our recent experience with the Nissan Micra and Ford Mustang EcoBoost, Dan has an interview with Phil LeBeau of CNBC about the GM ignition switch recall and NHTSA fine, and we also consider the FTC's latest positive statements about Tesla's direct-sales plan. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for those of you who hung with us live on our U
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|# of Recalls||Component Affected|
|2013 Hyundai Azera||1||Air Bags||More Details|
|2012 Hyundai Azera||1||Air Bags||More Details|
|2011 Hyundai Azera||4||Service Brakes, Hydraulic, Suspension, Exterior Lighting||More Details|
|2010 Hyundai Azera||4||Service Brakes, Hydraulic, Suspension, Exterior Lighting||More Details|
|2009 Hyundai Azera||8||Service Brakes, Hydraulic, Suspension, Exterior Lighting, Air Bags, Seat Belts||More Details|
|2008 Hyundai Azera||10||Service Brakes, Hydraulic, Seats, Suspension, Exterior Lighting, Air Bags, Seat Belts||More Details|
|2007 Hyundai Azera||12||Service Brakes, Hydraulic, Seats, Suspension, Exterior Lighting, Air Bags, Seat Belts||More Details|
|2006 Hyundai Azera||8||Service Brakes, Hydraulic, Suspension, Air Bags, Seat Belts, Exterior Lighting||More Details|
Hyundai has announced plans to recall 240,000 Sonata and Azera models registered in the northern United States over corrosion caused by the use of road salt. Exposure to the salt can cause rust to form (we know, basic chemistry here), and that the corrosion can change the alignment of the rear wheels, according to Reuters.
Hyundai is recalling 5,200 units of its Azera sedan over a possible airbag sensor malfunction. The occupant detection system in models built between May 22, 2012 and November 23, 2012 might not be able to tell what kind of passenger (adult, child, or child seat) is in the front seat, which could cause improper deployment of the airbag.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Hyundai have initiated recalls on 963,305 vehicles as part of four separate campaigns. The first recall, blanketing over one half million late-model vehicles, is nationwide. The other three recalls, all corrosion-related on older vehicles, are limited to the regions of the country where salt is used to de-ice roads in the winters.