National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said the
cars made from late December 2009 through late October 2010 may
have a damaged circuit board that could cause the loss of power
The loss of power steering can increase the risk of a crash,
particularly at low speeds, NHTSA said.
The company told the NHTSA it has not identified any crashes or
injuries related to the issue.
Hyundai told the NHTSA that it has been making the Sonata sedan
for the U.S. market since December 2009, and by March 2015, the
number of warranty claims due to lost power steering triggered a
In January of this year, it was determined that before October
2010, when a supplier upgraded the protective covering of the
circuit board, the boards could be damaged over time.
(Reporting by Bernie Woodall in Detroit; Editing by Jeffrey
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