Hyundai recalls 2015 Sonata for bad wiring harnesses

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The 2015 Hyundai Sonata has not even completed its process of dispatch and has already been recalled for a potential malfunction. Hyundai has released a press release which states that the 2015 model of the Sonata may have bad wiring harness and has recalled the cars for a fix.

The Korean car maker said in a press release, “A poor connection within the vehicle’s wiring harness may result in a reduction of steering assist from the vehicle’s motor driven power steering system or the inability to move the vehicle’s shifter from the Park position.”


The company states that the reduction of power steering assist can increase the steering effort needed, increasing the risk of a crash. Hence, the car maker has asked dealers to stop the sales of the vehicle.

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata made its debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show and is based on company’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language. The sedan comes with two engine options which include a 2.0-litre petrol powermill that produces 165 bhp and 20.5 kgm of peak torque. A 2.4-liter GDI motor that makes 190 bhp and 25.2 kgm of peak torque is also on offer.

People who have already received their vehicles can contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 119.

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata has not even reached the dealerships yet and such recall might go against the car’s sales.

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