STATES CHRONICLE – An official press release wrote that 470,000 Hyundai Sonatas get recalled for engine debris defect, which may cause cars to stall at higher speeds. 100,000 Accent models will get recalled, too, because many customers have reported problem with braking lights system.
Hyundai spokeswoman informed on Friday that 470,000 Sonata vehicles produced between 2011 and 2012 at the Alabama plant will get recalled on September 2nd. The company chose this measure to prevent incidents caused by the engine debris defect that many customers have confronted themselves with in the past.
According to the press release, these were the first vehicles to have been produced in the United States. The malfunction could have been caused by the mechanical system that the auto maker was initially using to get rid of existing machining debris in the crankshaft.
The company has reasons to believe that the mechanical process did not function properly and thus, 470,000 present engine flaws. As a matter of fact, the original mechanical process has been replaced with a new system in 2012, Hyundai has further added.
The car producer received no notifications of incidents, but the engine fault could cause stalling at higher speeds. The company explained that engine debris causes unusual rumors – a common malfunction that many users have complained about in the past months. The increasing number of complaints enabled Hyundai to find the defect and program a recall.
The 470,000 sonatas will be recalled on September 2. Hyundai reassures drivers that the replacement of the engine will be completely free. Customers will also benefit of an engine warranty extension of 10 years or 120,000 miles.
100,000 Accent vehicles will also be recalled in the following period due to brake lights flaws. Many customers complained that the brake lights do not come on when the driver is braking, which prompted the company to program a recall. These flawed vehicles were produced between 2009 and 2011, the company concluded.
No incidents have been reported yet for neither of the two vehicles. As in the case of Sonata models, the replacement of the braking lights for the Accent vehicles will be at the cost of the company.
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