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Recall from Kia and Hyundai: flashing problem

Recall from Kia and Hyundai: flashing problem

In the USA, South Korean automakers are recalling Hyundai and Kia models due to faulty indications.

Many motorists, when considering a modern recall in the United States, will think: “Now I understand a lot!” South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia are recalling a total of 554,685 vehicles because their indicators may be faulty. To be more precise, now it’s almost weird, the left and right turn signal may be activated and vice versa on the affected models – which can lead not only to misunderstandings, but also to serious accidents.

Frankly, there are 466,109 Hyundais and 88,576 Kias. In the case of the latter, the Sedona is affected from the production period from July 21, 2014 to June 10, 2016 – we also don’t know why it is observed only now. Hyundai Sonata models (432,981 units/production period: May 2, 2014 to August 17, 2016), Sonata Hybrid (30,684 E./PZ: December 15, 2014 to May 15, 2017) and Sonata Plug-in are of similar periods. – Hybrid (2444 AH / PZ: December 22, 2014 to May 3, 2017). The recall begins in mid-November and can be found with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) under numbers 21V-749 (Hyundai) and 21V-725 (Kia). The NHTSA assumes that only one percent of the potentially affected vehicles are affected by this flashing error. With a total of 554,685 vehicles, this would still be a large number of false indications (5,547 vehicles).

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With more than half a million Kia and Hyundai vehicles in the United States, a false turn signal can begin to flash. The raffle will officially start in mid-November. Until then, it could be in the USA: be careful if the forms in question are flashing in front of you in traffic.