Hyundai has announced that they will be expanding their recall for the 2009-2012 Genesis luxury midsize sedans. Previously, they had announced the recall that involved approximately 27,500 vehicles, but have since included an additional 16,000 units, which brings the grand total to about 43,500. The production dates have also expanded as well, now from April 30, 2008, through March 28, 2012.
To recap, the recall was for the brake fluid, which it has been determined that it does not protect the hydraulic electronic control unit against corrosion, according a report filed with the National Highways Traffic Safety Administration. If the hydraulic ECU were to corrode, this would decrease the effectiveness of the brakes, which in turn would increase the vehicle being involved in an accident.
The latest Hyundai recall will have the South Korean automaker notifying owners via mail, starting in December. Technicians will inspect and replace the brake fluid with a different type at no charge. For more information, or to schedule a service appointment, owners can contact their local Hyundai dealer.
Source: Chicago Tribune