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Sonata and SantaFe cars had an engine error, Hyundai was fined $ 54 million

The Korean Motor Corporation recently had to recall nearly 1.5 million Hyundai and Kia cars. Error recall this time related to the engine in two models Sonata, SantaFe in the US, Canada and South Korea.

There will be nearly 1.5 million Hyundai and Kia recalled cars in the US, Canada and South Korea. It was one of the biggest recalls that year, with 1.19 million in the US, more than 114,000 in Canada and the rest in the domestic market.

The cause of this scale recall stems from a number of machining defects in the manufacturing process that can cause engine bearings to wear out quickly, as described by the US Department of Road Traffic Safety. (NHTSA).

Affected vehicles include the 2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata and the 2013-2014 SantaFe Sport, along with a few other Kia models such as the Optima, Sorento and Sportage. This Kia and Hyundai recall program has been completed, but the Korean car brand has just paid a fine of $ 54 million.

In addition, Hyundai also has to invest 40 million USD to improve safety operating procedures.

Specifically, the $ 40 million will be used to build a car safety testing and testing laboratory in the United States, and deploy new simulation software systems to analyze safety data. Better safety and identification of potential safety issues.

Hyundai and Kia have just launched another major recall in North America involving the 2013-2015 Sonata, Santa Fe, Sorento or Optima. In September, Hyundai and Kia conducted another major recall at North America is also related to Sonata, Santa Fe, Sorento or Optima from 2013-2015.

The problem was identified as a brake fluid leak in the hydraulic controller of the anti-lock braking system and could lead to engine fire. The number of vehicles involved is about 591,000 units.

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