[ads id=”0″ style=”float:left;padding:1px;”]The South Korean automaker said it was expanding 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.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a preliminary evaluation after receiving 23 consumer complaints alleging reduced brake effectiveness on some 2009-2012 Hyundai Genesis sedan models, according to documents filed online. Several complaints said the problem was diagnosed as a faulty antilock brake system module.
In one complaint NHTSA received, a consumer in Florida alleged that her brakes did not work, resulting in a crash into another vehicle stopped at a red light. In another complaint, the consumer reported responding to the same problem by using the parking brake, losing control of the vehicle.
A spokesman for Hyundai Motor Co said the automaker is investigating the issue and will cooperate fully with the NHTSA. A preliminary evaluation is the first step in a process that could lead to a recall should regulators determine that a safety issue needs to be addressed by a manufacturer. Did you have a Genesis? Tell us if you had the issue.