Hyundai Motor recalls Elantras in United States and Canada

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Hyundai Motor recalls Elantras in United States and Canada

The nation’s leading automaker Hyundai Motor will recall 263,000 cars sold in the United States and Canada due to a sensor problem in the power steering wheel. Hyundai Motor America said Saturday local time that the Elantra sedan, produced from June 2008 to April 2010, and the Elantra Touring hatchback, manufactured from November 2008 to April 2010, were the affected models.

A total of 205,000 cars were sold in the United States, and 58,000 units were sold in Canada. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said a sensor could detect a discrepancy in the steering input and signals and disable power-assisted steering as a result, which could potentially raise the risk of a crash. The NHTSA said the problem was found on about 3 percent of the recalled cars.

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