Updated 01:38 PM EST, Tue, Jan 25, 2022

Hyundai Recalls 800K Sonata & 400K Other Cars

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South Korean automobile company Hyundai has recalled a massive amount of vehicles totaling nearly 1.3 million vehicles which include almost 900,000 Hyundai Sonata vehicles in addition to 420,000 other models.

According to Reuters, the car company has recalled about 883,000 mid-sized Sonata sedans on Thursday that were sold in the U.S. and Puerto Rico due to a transmission defect.

"The recall affects certain Sonata cars from model years 2011 to 2014, in which the transmission-shift cable could detach from the shift-lever pin, causing the gear selection not to match the indicated gear, according to documents posted Wednesday by U.S. safety regulators," reported the news outlet.

This issue has caused "unintended or unexpected direction" movement and has also triggered other issues including the inability to move the car when parked resulting in potentially hazardous driving situations.

A Hyundai spokesperson has told Reuters that the automaker is unaware of any injuries or accidents that have resulted due to the technical issue.

A second recall, issued Fri. Aug 1, indicates some 419,000 additional cars and SUVs due to issues regarding suspension, brake and oil leak concerns.

TechTimes reports that for this particular recall, three vehicle models are affected, namely "225,000 Santa Fe crossover vehicles from model years 2001-2006, approximately 133,000 Sonata models from 2011, and 61,000 Veracruz crossovers from the 2007-2012 model years."

The Santa Fe SUV is the biggest recall in the second back. The company will need to replace front coil sprints that have been noted to rust and crack in cold-weather states. There is a possibility that springs will fracture and come into contact with the tire leaving a high potential for vehicular accidents.

The Sonatas, on the other hand, have an issue of an "insufficient seal" leading to break fluid leaks while the Veracruz has a possible oil leak that could affect the workings of the alternator and affect the power of the vehicle causing engine stalls.

Authorities indicate that vehicle owners are being contacted and that repairs will be done free of charge with the recall expected to begin sometime in September of this year.

According to Hyundai, they are still reviewing if Sonata models sold in other territories outside the U.S. and Puerto Rico are affected.

2014 has seen a massive amount of auto recalls with General Motors leading the pack. ABC News notes that within this year alone, "automakers have recalled more than 40 million vehicles in the U.S., passing the old full-year record of 30.8 million set in 2004. General Motors leads all companies with recalls of nearly 30 million vehicles."

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