Thursday, April 11, 2013

Hyundai, KIA, referring to 1.9 million vehicles

Paul A. Eisenstein, the Detroit Bureau - 3 days

Korean Automakers Hyundai and Kia initiating one of its largest recalls – or more precisely said, today, 1.9 million vehicles announced three separate service actions sold in the U.S. market since end of 2006 include.

The majority of the involved vehicles were formerly reminds developed the same problem - electronic gremlins, a variety of systems, from affect stability control could brake lights, and even prevent the use of the stop button.

Now the small Japanese automaker Subaru is recalling 200,000 vehicles of its own due to brake line problems.

The major recalls of Hyundai and Kia present some serious headaches for the Korean manufacturer after repeated efforts to deal with electronic control questions. Much of the same technology under the skin of their cars work the two makers in the United States as separate companies but to share.

The biggest announcement, with 1.06 million Hyundai models follows an earlier 2009 recall and three separate service actions, the problems with taillight of assemblies. The 2007 20009 accent, 2007 to 2010 Elantra, 2010-2011 Genesis Coupe, 2007-2011 Santa Fe, 2011 Sonata, 2007 to 2009 Tucson and 2008 to 2009 Veracruz are insured.

According to Hyundai, the "condition could potentially intermittent push-button start feature, intermittent way to remove the vehicle gear from the Park position, lighting by" ESC "(Electronic Stability Control) indicator in the instrument cluster, intermittent interference with operation of the cruise control function or intermittent operation of the stop lamps."

Total 623.000 KIA models are affected by the same problem and are 2007 Sedona 2007-2010-Rondo 2011 Optima, 2007-2011 Sorento, 2010 and 2011 soul and the 2007 to 2010 Sportage.

A third goals remember Hyundai specifically potential airbag problems linked to 190,000 Elantra sedans sold model years 2011 to 2013-compact. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration pressed the manufacturer to act after receiving complaints that even a support bracket in case of a crash can be moved, raises the side-impact airbags.

NHTSA was first notified of the problem if a passenger had serious injuries during a crash at her ear. Hyundai has found several vehicles, which apparently offered could experience the same type of problem, by installing a special auto-dimming mirror as an option in the US market.

Hyundai said that the problem can be easily fixed. "Industrial adhesive tape on the mounting bracket set curtain airbags prevent displacement mount coupled off during page."

Repairs for all new Hyundai and Kia are reminded owners free of charge made.

The three new recalls come only a few days after NHTSA announced that it would begin a formal investigation of reports of excessive corrosion, which may impact on the 400,000 older Hyundai Sonata models. The rust problem could lead to the failure of the rear suspension, the Agency noted.

Corrosion is made also responsible for the recall of 200,000 Subaru legacy and Outback models produced between December 2003 and April 2009 and sold in 20 cold weather States and the District of Columbia.

2005 To 2009 model years referred, could the legacy and Outback all-wheel drive vehicles break line occur cracks, the fluid leaks cause could be. That could in turn reduce brake functionality and cause a crash.

Subaru owners notify and repairs free of charge to undertake.

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