Hyundai to recall 139,500 Sonata sedans in the US over steering

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 26, 2010

Hyundai announced today that it will recall 139,500 cars in the U.S. because of steering issues that could result in a loss of or reduction in maneuvering capability.

According to U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall affects the 2011 Sonata sedans which were manufactured between Dec. 11, 2009, and Sept. 10, 2010. Hyundai already informed the NHTSA that it will start a safety recall of Sonata sedans in order to inspect the steering issues.

“It’s a recall of Hyundai’s flagship model in the flagship market,” said Kang Sang Min, a Seoul-based analyst at Hanwha Securities Co. “A voluntary recall with no case of accident usually gives an impression that the company cares about safety.”

Let’s just hope that Hyundai will not be hit by the recalls like Toyota did earlier this year, when it recalled more than 13 million vehicles for a variety of problems, including unintended acceleration.

Regarding Hyundai, the Korean manufacturer is expected to begin the recall in October, according to U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. [via autonews - sub. required]

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