Hyundai Issues Recall For Sonatas Due To Life-Threateneing Manufacturing Issue

Sep 27, 2015 01:53 PM EDT | John Nassivera


Hyundai has announced a recall for Sonatas made in 2011 and 2012 in order to fix a manufacturing problem that could put drivers in danger by shutting the engines down, according to the Associated Press.

The company recalled 470,000 of their midsize vehicles Friday after they became aware that metal debris may not have been completely cleared from the crankshaft during assembly in one of their plants located in Alabama, USA Today reported.

The leftover debris is positioned in a place where it could impede the flow of oil to the engine, which would then force the vehicle to stall, potentially causing a fatal accident.

No fatalities have been recorded so far, according to The New York Times.

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration brought the problem to the company's attention after consumers reported strange noises coming from their cars.

Those affected by the recall can have their engines inspected and replaced by their dealer. They will also have their engine warranty increased by 10 years or an additional 120,000 miles.

The company also recalled 100,000 units of their smaller model car the Accent.

Reports indicate that the brake light on the cars would not light up and that there was a possible problem with the cruise control setting, among other issues.

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