U.S. probes Hyundai Sonata suspension complaints

DETROIT Tue Apr 2, 2013 11:15am EDT

President and CEO of Hyundai America talks about the 2006 Hyundai Sonata at the 2005 North American International Auto Show. REUTERS/Gregory Shamus

President and CEO of Hyundai America talks about the 2006 Hyundai Sonata at the 2005 North American International Auto Show.

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DETROIT (Reuters) - A federal safety agency opened an investigation into possible suspension failures on 2006-2008 Hyundai Motor Co Sonata sedans.

An estimated 393,000 cars are involved, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA said it received six complaints of the failure of rear suspension control arms due to corrosion.

Three of the reports "allege failures at highway speeds," NHTSA said. The agency said a preliminary evaluation will "assess the scope, frequency and potential safety consequences associated with the alleged defect."

A Hyundai of America statement on Tuesday said: "It is too early in the process to draw any conclusions about the allegations, and no safety-related defect has been identified."

The automaker said it is "cooperating fully" with U.S. officials.

(Reporting by Detroit Newsroom; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)

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bobber1956 wrote:
Lets REALLY think about this and NOT react.

An estimated 393,000 cars are involved-NHTSA said it received six complaints. That is 6 out of 392 THOUSAND! The problem is failure of rear suspension control arms due to corrosion where THREE (out of 392 THOUSAND) of the reports “allege failures at highway speeds,”
We all know that Hyundai of America is non-union. And we all know where Hyndai’s home offices are.

NOW GM (you know the United Auto Workers) just redcalled 144 BRAND NEW Buicks because the steeriing wheel can come loose and there is NO government probe.

Do you THINK this probe may be a bit politically motivated and just a little anal. Yes pun intended.

Apr 02, 2013 12:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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