The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said today that it has received field reports that claim the separation of a joint that led to a complete loss of steering in the 2011 Hyundai Sonata. As such, the government has opened an investigation into possible steering problems, which may lead to a recall of the Sonata.
The NHTSA said that the vehicles cited in the reports were built during the same month and had fewer than 600 miles on them. The investigation involves an estimated 16,300 Sonatas.
Spokesman Jim Trainor says that the company received two reports showing steering problems and that the two vehicles were repaired. He said that Hyundai is cooperating with the NHTSA during the investigation.
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– By: Omar Rana
Source: Free Press