The Hyundai Motor Company took back 173,000 Sonata vehicles in the Land of Opportunity. This was quite a bold move on the part of the company.
The Hyundai Motor Company will be recalling 173,000 Sonata cars in the USA. The reason for this “mea culpa” approach was the possibly defective steering wheels of these cars.
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NHTSA filed a case against the company saying these cars may have a circuit board problem leading to the fear of misguided steering. The main risk lies in the vehicles inadvertently crashing thereby injuring or even killing those seated in them.
While up until now no such accidents or deaths have occurred, it was always good to stay on the safe side. Anything could happen and so care was better than cure. Hyundai has been churning out the Sonata Sedan for the US market since the year 2009.
According to Reuters, Hyundai told the NHTSA that "it has been making the Sonata sedan for the U.S. market since December 2009, and by March 2015, the number of warranty claims due to lost power steering triggered a company investigation."
The only problem was that the warranty claims being made due to issues with the steering wheels were so many that the company had to look into the issue with some degree of seriousness.
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The company finally took the sane step of recalling so many of its vehicles. It simply had no other choice.