Government Investigates Hyundai Brake Problems

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

UPDATE: 10/21/13 11:40 AM CDT

DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai says it will recall 27,500 Genesis Luxury cars to fix problems that could cause the brakes to fail.

The automaker says the recall affects cars from the 2009 through 2012 model years.

Brake fluid in the cars will be changed and dealers will inspect brake control modules to see if they need to be replaced.

Hyundai says fluid in the cars doesn't have a corrosion inhibitor. As a result, a gel can build up on valves in the braking system. That can cause loss of braking.

Dealers will pick up the cars and give customers loaner vehicles.

The move comes after the U.S. government announced an investigation on Monday.


DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints of brake problems on Hyundai Genesis full-size luxury cars.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the probe affects about 40,000 cars from the 2009 model year.

The agency has received 23 complaints of that drivers had to push harder than normal on the brake pedal to make the car stop. One driver crashed into a stopped vehicle while another had to use the emergency brake to stop, sending the car into a spin.

No injuries have been reported. Several complaints alleged that the problem was traced to a faulty antilock brake computer.

The investigation will determine if the problem is big enough to cause a recall.

It's the first investigation since the 16-day partial government shutdown began on Oct. 1.

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