Seoul: South Korea’s top automaker Hyundai Motor on Wednesday said that it would recall its flagship Sonata sedan in the US and the domestic market due to a door lock problem.
The firm said in a statement that 1,300 Sonata sedans already sold in the US and another 46,000 cars in South Korea would be recalled.
Hyundai said that the move was in response to reported defective front-door locks on some of its modified Sonatas launched last September. It said that it ordered its US dealers on Tuesday to stop selling the model.
The recall was announced on the same day that Toyota’s top US executive admitted that global recalls by the Japanese giant had not totally fixed dangerous safety flaws.