Approximately 750 model-year 2020 Hyundai Elantra sedans are being recalled due to issues with the steering ball joint fasteners. The lower control arm ball joint fasteners may have been insufficiently tightened, allowing the ball joint to detach from the lower control arm and causing a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Hyundai will begin notifying owners on Dec. 27. Owners can call the automaker at 855-371-9460 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will inspect and tighten the ball joint fasteners, as necessary.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.