In the United States, safety regulators have opened a preliminary review of around 40,000 Hyundai Genesis for potential brake problems. Hyundai promptly issued a recall for 27,500 vehicles in the country and further vehicles in South Korea and other markets.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation after taking notice of 23 consumer complaints that claimed they had experienced reduced brake effectiveness. Several complaints said the problem was though to have originated from a faulty antilock brake system module.
The South Korean automaker promptly issued a notice for 27,500 Genesis sedans in the US that were built from April 1, 2008, through March 16, 2012, to replace the brake fluid. The company had already started a service campaign back in March to replace the brake fluid in the cars as they were brought for their regular service check-up. The fluid had already been changed for 60 %, or about 40,000 cars, according to a spokesman. Hyundai Motor also disclosed it would move to expand the US recall to South Korea and other markets to fix the potential brake failure. Although the United States and South Korea are among the largest markets for the premium sedan, the small problem is unlikely to affect sales, as the automaker prepares for the introduction of the next geenration.