2011 Sonata Models from Across South Korea and US to be Recalled by Hyundai

2011 Sonata Models from Across South Korea and US to be Recalled by Hyundai

On Wednesday, Hyundai Motor Company announced that it would be recalling as many as 46,000 new Sonata sedans in South Korea, and 1,300 units from across the US, becoming the newest global automobiles manufacturer to issue a large-scale recall.

As has been officially shared, Hyundai had managed to find a fault in the front-door latches of the new 2011 Sonata. The company had planned to send in a notification about the same to the South Korean Government and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the United States during this week.

The recall, which will become effective in March, as has been shared by the automaker, was a direct response to a few customer complaints. Hyundai added that no reports of accidents or injuries have come to light yet.

"Since the launch of the Sonata in Korea last September, Hyundai Motor has discovered a mechanical problem with its front-door latches, which, in very rare instances, will not close properly", the company said.

"The news could have been more serious, but the market liked the fact that Hyundai Motor acted fast to address the issue", said Chung Myoung-gi, a market analyst at Samsung Securities.

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