Hyundai Defective Cars Recalled

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Recalling of vehicles has to some extent become very common over recent years. For some reasons, manufacturers have been charged with creating defective vehicles which are unsafe. One of the largest recalls in history was 7.5 million Toyota vehicles.

These vehicles were deemed unsafe because they were causing fire risks to the drivers. Others had issues with unintended accelerations which caused a lot of accidents. However, other manufacturers such as Hyundai have been faced with similar problems.

This has led to Hyundai defective cars being recalled. Some of the Hyundai defective cars recalled are; Hyundai Veloster, engine fire, Hyundai, and Hyundai SUVs. Hyundai Veloster recalls This company is set to recall over 16,478 Veloster which were manufactured between 2012 and 2013. According to the NHTSA, these vehicles are using defective software.

Therefore, this software can damage the engine. This, in turn, can lead to the car stalling or even cause a fire. The fault was found as a result of most Veloster being involved in car fires. To rectify this mistake, the company intends to notify all its customers and update the software for them. This process will not be free of charge.

This process is set to happen from 13 May 2019.

Hyundai engine recalls in 2017 an open investigation into the company was launched by the NHTSA. This was as a result of manufacturing vehicles with defective engines. In this investigation over 1.5 vehicles from Hyundai and Kia were recalled.

Hyundai Tucson of 2011-2013 was the most affected model produced by Hyundai and they recalled it. In the same year, the company recalled over 57200 cars.

These were mostly Santa Fe Sports and Sonata vehicles. The vehicles were recalled as a result of having faulty engines too.

The NHTSA claimed that these engines could cause vehicles to stall, hence causing accidents.  Hyundai Sonata and SUVs recalls.

Dealers are advising customers to avoid repairs using their Hyundai workshop manual and instead return vehicles to the dealership from the 13th of May 2019.

During this period over 168,000 vehicles were recalled. The Sonata model had been recalled for having defective engines in 2017. Later this model was found to have fuel leaks since they were not properly fixed. These vehicles were found to have been in a lot of fires.

In fact, the genesis of these vehicles being recalled was the Center of Auto Safety filing a petition to the NHTSA due to complaints from the consumers about their vehicles being involved in fires.

The result was an investigation which concluded that the vehicles should be recalled since they had faulty engines.  



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