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Hyundai, Kia recalls - anyone know more?

silberma

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Whistleblower sparks Hyundai, Kia recalls

May 12, 2017

South Korea's transport ministry has issued its first compulsory recall, ordering Hyundai to recall 240,000 vehicles after a tip off from a whistleblower.
It's also investigating whether or not the automakers allegedly covered up the five flaws, which affect 12 models, including the Elantra, Sonata, Santa Fe and Genesis.
 

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"This is negative for Hyundai's brand image after the hit from the recall over engine issue last month. But then, its reputation is already seen at the rock bottom in South Korea, so I am not sure whether there is a room for a further fall."

OUCH!!
 

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Hyundai-Kia have a vice grip on the Korean auto market due to national brand loyalty.

I look at recalls differently than most people. I think recalls are good, since the manufacturer admits there is a problem and is going to fix it. Just about every car has some problems, and lots of cars have problems that dealers don't admit is their responsibility to fix.

The other thing to note is that those are Korean recalls, which may not be the same as recalls in the USA that are issued in conjunction with the NHTSA. Also, recalls in the USA are usually only done for things that could affect safety, although a manufacturer can certainly issue a Tech Service Bulletin for other non-safety issues that they agree to fix under warranty. For any official recall in the USA, owners must be notified by mail, and one can plug their VIN number in to the Hyundai website to see any recalls that are still outstanding on a particular vehicle.
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Hyundai-Kia have a vice grip on the Korean auto market due to national brand loyalty.

I look at recalls differently than most people. I think recalls are good, since the manufacturer admits there is a problem and is going to fix it. Just about every car has some problems, and lots of cars have problems that dealers don't admit is their responsibility to fix.

The other thing to note is that those are Korean recalls, which may not be the same as recalls in the USA that are issued in conjunction with the NHTSA. Also, recalls in the USA are usually only done for things that could affect safety, although a manufacturer can certainly issue a Tech Service Bulletin for other non-safety issues that they agree to fix under warranty. For any official recall in the USA, owners must be notified by mail, and one can plug their VIN number in to the Hyundai website to see any recalls that are still outstanding on a particular vehicle.
Recalls are good for a current owner (if there is a real fix) but bad for any prospective buyers, especially when it takes a whistle blower to make it happen - that is REALLY BAD and reflects VERY poorly on Hyundai/Kia. Sorry, but there is no spinning that!
 
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