2015 Hyundai Sonata Recalled for Fracturing Brake Calipers

2015 Hyundai Sonata Recalled for Fracturing Brake Calipers

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is getting a rough start. Barely into its launch, the company is launching a second recall campaign affecting the new sedan.

This time, 5,650 Sonatas are being pulled back because one or both of the front brake calipers might fracture. The South Korean company blames a “manufacturing error” and says it will replace the parts through its dealer network at no cost to owners.

NHTSA documents show that Hyundai says it contacted owners with affected vehicles on June 19 and asked them to stop driving their vehicle. An analysis performed by the brake caliper supplier confirmed the defect, which was attributable to a singe-day error during production that affects the fatigue resistance in the parts.

After purchasing the Sonata, the customer complained that the brake pedal “went to the floor” at stop lights and when the dealer service department inspected the vehicle, they found that one of the two calipers had fractured.

Previously, Hyundai recalled 2,138 copies of the new Sonata for having a faulty wiring harness that could reduce the effectiveness of the electric power steering assistance and could also prevent the shift lever from being moved out of the “park” position.

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