Hyundai recently announced its plan to recall around 27,500 Genesis sedans in the U.S. for brake issues, and now the company says the recall will expand to South Korea and other markets. All affected vehicles were manufactured between April 1, 2008, and March 16, 2012.
Back in March, Hyundai started a service campaign to replace the brake fluid in 60 percent of the affected vehicles that were brought to dealerships. About 40,000 vehicles were serviced, but after U.S. safety regulators opened an investigation, Hyundai decided to recall the rest.
The expanded recall is also due in part to complaints received by the National Traffic Safety Administration. One owner in Florida claimed her brakes didn’t work, which resulted in an accident with a vehicle at a red light. Other complaints pointed to issues with the parking brake as well, which caused a driver to lose control.
Although this current recall isn’t likely to affect sales numbers, it comes at a crucial time to the company. Thanks to the recall back in April that involved more than 2 million vehicles, Hyundai is trying to rebuild its reputation for reliability. Of course, that 10-year warranty will help things out a bit.
The expanded recall will affect more vehicles in the U.S. and will enter into other markets, including South Korea. Owners will be notified by mail and instructed to take their affected vehicles to their local Hyundai dealer for a brake inspection and to have the brake fluid changed. The replacement brake fluid will contain an anticorrosive additive, and all inspections, repairs, and fluid changes will be at no cost to the owner.