Following the failed safety tests, government of South Korea has ordered Hyundai and its affiliate Kia have been ordered to recall 240,000 vehicles.
Several models of the automakers had issues with safety as the authority questioned several models including Hyundai i30 hatchback, Sonata midsize sedan, Genesis and Kia’s Mohave and Carnival. They found that a total of 12 models were found to have issues with vacuum pipes, fuel hoses, parking brake light issues and several other faulty parts.
Earlier, the country’s Transport Ministry asked the state prosecutor to investigate whether the two companies allegedly covered up flaws of the affected vehicles. Later, the company offered to fix 1.5m cars in South Korea and the US over possible engine stalling.
However, Hyundai Motor pointed out that despite faulty parts, there hasn’t been any reported injury or accident from the issues.
The company said,
“Safety is always Hyundai-Kia’s number one priority and we make decisions on recalls or any other customer protection steps in compliance with regulators around the world and stringent internal procedures.”