IMPORTANT: DEALERS MUST PERFORM THIS CAMPAIGN ON ALL AFFECTED
VEHICLES WHENEVER AN AFFECTED VEHICLE IS IN THE SHOP
FOR ANY MAINTENANCE OR REPAIR.
IMPORTANT: WHEN A VEHICLE ARRIVES AT THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT,
ACCESS HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA’S “WARRANTY VEHICLE
INFORMATION” SCREEN VIA WEBDCS TO IDENTIFY OPEN
. Some 2001-2003 Elantra (XD) and 2003 Tiburon (GK) vehicles that are
registered and operated in specified “salt belt” states may exhibit
corrosion damage to the front lower control arms.
. Inspect the front lower control arms for corrosion damage. The control arm
inspection MUST be performed FIRST, before the subframe inspection.
Measure the thickness of the front lower control arm steel. If specified
levels of corrosion damage have occurred, as described in this bulletin, replace
the front lower control arms with new front lower control arms that incorporate
additional holes in the upper and lower panels. If the front lower control
arms do not require replacement, add drainage holes and treat the front lower
control arms with rust-proofing material.
. Inspect the front subframes for corrosion damage. The subframe
inspection MUST be performed AFTER the front lower control arm
inspection. As a precautionary measure and to improve drainage from the
subframe, add drainage holes and treat the front subframe with rust-proofing
material. If corrosion perforation is found as described in this bulletin,
replace the front subframe.
APPLICABLE VEHICLES – VERIFY THAT THE VEHICLE IS IDENTIFIED AS
AFFECTED BY THE CAMPAIGN VIA WEBDCS:
Models: 2001-2003 (XD) Elantra, 2003 (GK) Tiburon
Applicable vehicle production date range:
. XD Elantra – From Job#1 through January 13, 2003.
. GK Tiburon – From Job#1 through January 13, 2003.
Area: Salt belt states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New
York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin
and the District of Columbia.