Hyundai Motor Co has announced it decided to expand its recall safety campaign in the United States of Genesis sedans in order to address a potential brake issue for the flagship model.
The South Korean automaker said it was ready for an expansion of the recall of the large-sized sedans from model years 2009 to 2012 to cover an additional 16,000 vehicles built in March 2012, raising the total affected to 43,500 cars. Last month, Hyundai also recalled around 27,500 Genesis sedans in the United States to replace the model’s brake fluid. The recall also saw the same operation done to 103,214 of the sedans in South Korea.
Owners will be advised to get their cars to Hyundai dealers for the service to perform brake inspections and would change the brake fluid with replacement fluid containing an anticorrosive additive, Hyundai has said. There will be no cost to the owners.
The recall is expected to begin by the end of December, according to documents filed with the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. US safety regulators also opened a preliminary probe of an estimated 40,000 Genesis vehicles from model year 2009 after receiving 23 consumer complaints that claimed they had experienced reduced brake effectiveness.