Hyundai has issued recalls for earlier versions of its ix35, Santa Fe and Sonata model lines this week, with the SUVs susceptible of a fire risk while the sedan could have a faulty parking brake.
The Korean manufacturer has recalled 446 examples of its popular SUV models, sold between 31 August 2011 and 1 November 2011, over concerns vehicles fitted with an 'R' diesel engine could spring a fuel leak, posing a fire risk.
2010 Hyundai ix35 recalled for automatic transmission hose issue
Hyundai has issued a recall for 1100 of its ix35 SUVs over fears an automatic transmission oil cooler hose may not have been manufactured to the correct specifications.
According to the South Korean car maker, prolonged use can lead to fluid leakage which may cause a mechanical failure of the transmission.
Should this occur, the driver may lose control of the vehicle, increasing the chance of a collision and injury to occupants and other road users.
Hyundai Australia is confident that changing the name of its brand new compact SUV from ix35, back to Tucson, will not have a negative impact on sales or marketing, despite the former's status as a top-seller.
Hyundai ix35 recalled : 32,525 small SUVs with airbag fault
The country's most popular small SUV, the Hyundai ix35, has been recalled over an airbag fault.
The recall affects 32,525 Hyundai ix35 models built from January 2011 to December 2013, and has been caused by a fault with the fitment of the car's steering wheel-mounted airbag.
The 2014 Hyundai ix35 Series II has launched in Australia with a series of engine, suspension, specification and styling changes.
The updated Hyundai ix35's 2.0-litre and 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engines gain direct injection, while the 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel is enhanced with a high-efficiency alternator and variable oil pump.