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post #1 of 11
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Well I got a letter in the mail yesterday saying I had to bring in my practically new 2006 Hyundai Tuscon to get the side airbag replaced because of a recall. I have heard about these things happening so often. Has anyone else had their car recalled? this is my first new car so it's my first experiance dealing with a recall.
post #2 of 11
It's good that they are doing that. My father's Grand Prix had a defect and GM knew about it but didn't do a recall it until hundreds of complaints went to the media. I've had a recall to replace a clip or clamp that holds some wires. No big deal.
post #3 of 11
A few months after I bought my 2004 Sebring, I had to take it in, to replace the electronic ignition module - some had sparked engine fires.

Most of these recalls, for minor defects are CYA, on the part of the manufacturers.
post #4 of 11
My mom had a 2000 Saturn that had a recall for the brake lamps not working properly and I had a 1997 Sunfire that had a recall for the pinnon bearing and I never took it in. We think that is was caused Lee to wreck when he totaled it out! So take it in ASAP. Also the truck we drive now 2002 F150 has a recal on the cruise control for causing fires! That was disconnected but still no fix which ticks me off cause it costs extra to have that feature and we can't even use it!
post #5 of 11
They often happen with cheap cars

I had a recall with my sunfire a few years ago...big POS that was
post #6 of 11
My escort had a few things recalled but I didnt know for yrs....
post #7 of 11
I've never had a recall on mine- but all you have to do is take it to your local dealer and they will fix it for free, and you'll be on your way
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by babyharley View Post
I've never had a recall on mine- but all you have to do is take it to your local dealer and they will fix it for free, and you'll be on your way
I haven't either thank goodness! I think you may have to take the letter with you to the dealership as well? Maybe.....
post #9 of 11
I would take the letter just incase but it shouldn't matter. They know it was recalled.
post #10 of 11
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I would take the letter just incase but it shouldn't matter. They know it was recalled.
Well duh! Good point
post #11 of 11
As a past employee of an auto mfg the way recalls work is customers bring vehicles in for repairs. If there is a nation wide trend that "X" model is having alot of a certain type of repair either a recall can be issued (esp if accidents/deaths happen) or the vehicles will continue to be repaired.
If you have the letter- go and get it fixed-its no cost to you.
On the other hand if you are in need of a repair on a late model vehicle you can pressure the repair shop (only if dealer connected) and the mfg of the vehicle may kick in for part of the repairs. I had that happen way back with my 1987 Merc Sable -something when out in the gas tank so I never knew how much gas I had and I questioned the cost to the dealer and got it greatly reduced!! (Of course working for the mfg probably helped a bit!)
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