Hyundai filed a recall with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regarding the 2015 Sonata, which just started reaching dealerships.
According to the filing, 2,138 Sonatas have fault wiring harnesses and could thus lead to problems with the power steering assistance, including difficulties with shifting out of park. Though, thankfully, most cars affected are not in customers hands.
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As a result, Hyundai issued a quiet and brief stop-sale with dealers in early June originally for 1,790 units, though the number has climbed to just north of 2,100.
Only the 2.4L naturally-aspirated model has been affected and of those, only 12 have already been delivered to customers. No injuries or incidents were reported.
For the release, check it out after the jump.
Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor Company
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2015 Sonata vehicles manufactured May 2, 2014, through May 23, 2014. A poor connection within the vehicle’s wiring harness may result in a reduction of steering assist from the vehicle’s motor driven power steering system or the inability to move the vehicle’s shifter from the Park position.
The reduction of power steering assist can increase the steering effort needed, increasing the risk of a crash.
Hyundai notified dealers to suspend sales of affected Sonata vehicles and has published recall bulletin 14-01-024 providing a service procedure to repair the affected vehicles. On June 7, 2014 Hyundai began to contact the affected retail customers. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 119.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.