Hyundai Recalls Sonata For Potential Transmission-Shift Cable Issue
Hyundai Motor Company is set to recall in the region of 883,000 Sonata sedans in the US and Puerto Rico.
The reason they are being recalled is because of a potentially defective transmission-shift cable that could increase the chances of a crash.
The Sonata’s in question are from the 2011 to 2014 model years, and they have the chance of seeing the transmission-shift cable detaching from the shift-lever pin.
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US safety regulators believe that this could cause the gear selector not actually matching the gear being shown.
Such issues could result in the vehicle moving in a way that is not expected, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
All told, Hyundai has said that there have been 1,171 warranty claims and 7 incidents related to the issue, which included not being able to get the car put of park.
A company spokesman said that he was unaware of any injuries, accidents, or fatalities stemming from the issue. Released documents show that the car could roll away when the driver believed it was set to park.
The documents went on to say that dealerships would be repairing the potential issue at no cost to the owners of the vehicles.
Hyundai says that owners can expect to receive notifications by mail in the third quarter of this year.
Of the number potentially affected, around 880,000 were sold in the US, while the remaining were sold in Puerto Rico. It is unknown at this time if cars in any other areas were affected.
Furthermore, 5,650 2015 Hyundai Sonata vehicles will also be recalled to repair front-brake calipers that have the potential to crack and increase the risk of crash. No vehicles outside the US are affected by this recall.
As is the case with the other issue, Hyundai is not aware of any accident, injuries, or fatalities relating to the problem.
Of the number quoted, only 250 cars are actually with owners, while the rest have to remain unsold until the problem is repaired.
Those owners have been contacted by the automaker and told not to drive the car until the brake calipers have been replaced at no cost.