The affected vehicles were manufactured from May 2, 2014 through May 23, 2014 and according to the Korean automaker, a poor connection in the vehicle’s wiring harness could result in a reduced steering assistance. The issue could also result in the inability to move the vehicle’s shifter out of the “park” position.
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The reduction of power steering assistance could increase the steering effort required, increasing the risk of a crash. The Korean automaker has notified its dealers to suspend sales of the affected Sonata vehicles and has begun contacting affected owners. A total of 2,138 units are being recalled and only the models equipped with the 2.4-liter naturally-aspirated engine are affected. According to Hyundai, only 12 affected vehicles have actually been sold.
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