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Hyundai Motors Recalls 470 000 Sedans

09/25/2015 - 16:32

2nd of November, Hyundai Motors starts recall of 470 000 sedans Hyundai Sonata, made from 2011 to 2012, in the United States.

A fault in the 2- and 2.4-liter gasoline engine, which can cause them to break, forced the company to withdraw the best-selling cars in America.

In documents filed to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, on Friday, the company said that engines, produced at Hyundai America factory, could have gotten filings in the area of crankshaft. This may limit the flow to the propeller shaft bearings and, consequently, they may overheat what, in turn, will lead to engine damage.

The recalled Sonatas were the first cars from engines factory in Alabama, where chips were removed mechanically, rather than by liquid-abrasion, up to 2012. The company discovered the problem when users began to arrive with a complaint about strange noise in the engine. September 2, 2015, the company decided to withdraw the cars, despite the fact that the company has not received any reports of damage to the engine.

Also, some of the cars issued in 2009 and 2011 will be withdrawn too – there was diagnosed a small problem with the brake light switch.

Hyundai Sonata of the sixth generation have been manufactured since 2010.