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From Products Liability Law Daily, April 8, 2016

Sonatas recalled for replacement of damaged electronic power steering control units

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

Hyundai Motor Company has recalled around 173,000 model year 2011 Sonata vehicles manufactured from December 11, 2009, to October 31, 2010, because the Electronic Power Steering (EPS) circuit board in the affected vehicles may be damaged and result in a loss of power steering assist. According to the company, a loss of power steering assist will require extra steering effort, especially at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a crash (NHTSA Recall Notice, No. 16V190, Report receipt date: April 5, 2016).

Remedy. Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the EPS control unit, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 30, 2016.

Contact information. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9640. Hyundai's number for this recall is 143. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Companies: Hyundai Motor Co.

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