Hyundai recalls 173K Sonatas; power steering assist can fail – WNYT

Created: 04/10/2016 5:37 PM

DETROIT (AP) – Hyundai is recalling 173,000 Sonata midsize cars in the U.S. since the energy steering can easily fail, making them harder to steer.

The recall covers Sonatas from the 2011 model year as soon as the automobile was Hyundai’s top-selling U.S. vehicle.

The firm says in federal government documents that the computer circuit board in the energy steering manage unit can easily come to be damaged. If that happens, the cars would certainly still have actually manual steering, however it would certainly take much more initiative to transform the cars and could possibly induce a wreck.

If the manage unit fails, drivers would certainly observe a warning light regard the dashboard.

Hyundai says it’s no longer aware of any sort of mishaps or injuries from the problem. The firm began investigating the concern in March of 2015 after obtaining warranty claims.

Investigators discovered the circuit boards could possibly fall short in the future as soon as exposed to the environment.

The remembered cars were developed from Dec. 11, 2009 to Oct. 31, 2010. Cars developed after that owned an enhanced protective coating over the circuit board.

Hyundai will certainly notify owners and dealers will certainly change the manage unit at no expenditure to owners beginning Could 30.

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