Hyundai Motors is recalling about 140,000 Sonata sedans in the United States because of a safety defect that may result in lost or or reduced steering capability. The voluntary recall from South Korea’s largest automaker affects Sonatas built between Dec. 11, 2009, and Sept. 10, 2010.
“Hyundai dealers will inspect the steering column intermediate shaft universal joint connections for proper assembly and torque and make corrections if needed,” Hyundai via a press statement.
“Hyundai has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and is voluntarily initiating this action to ensure the safety and quality of vehicles and the continued satisfaction of its customers.”
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The safety defect has affected fewer than 10 cars, according to Hyundai, and no accidents or injuries have resulted.