It's barely arrived in dealerships, and already, Hyundai is recalling its 2015 Sonata. A total of 2,138 vehicles are facing issues with a wiring harness that could limit the amount of power steering help and in some cases, making it difficult to shift out of Park. Most of the cars are not yet in customer hands.

This is a followup action to a very quiet stop-sale that was issued to dealers in early June, which originally included a recall of 1,790 vehicles across the continental US and 58 vehicles in Puerto Rico. That figure eventually grew to a total of 2,080 vehicles in the US and 58 in the Caribbean territory.

Only the 2.4-liter, naturally aspirated model is affected, and of the 2,100-plus sedans, only 12 of them are in the hands of customers, according Hyundai spokesman Jim Trainor. Each customer has been notified and asked to report in for free repairs. As of this writing, there are no reports of injuries or crashes due to the issue.

"Hyundai informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on June 12, 2014 and is voluntarily initiating this action to ensure the safety and quality of vehicles and the continued satisfaction of its customers," Trainor said in an emailed statement to Autoblog.

Scroll down for the official bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor Company
SUMMARY:
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2015 Sonata vehicles manufactured May 2, 2014, through May 23, 2014. 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.
CONSEQUENCE:
The reduction of power steering assist can increase the steering effort needed, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Hyundai notified dealers to suspend sales of affected Sonata vehicles and has published recall bulletin 14-01-024 providing a service procedure to repair the affected vehicles. On June 7, 2014 Hyundai began to contact the affected retail customers. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 119.
NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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      • 5 Months Ago
      Everybody is super sensitive since the GM safety fiascos.
      Larry Litmanen
      • 5 Months Ago
      Just 35 Million more recalls away from reaching GM for the year.
        ChaosphereIX
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Larry Litmanen
        Larry don't even start trying to defend Hyundai on this... At least GM doesn't release a brand new car that looks exactly like another company's car...but that is what Hyundai does. No original design language at all.
          Whatamooseiam
          • 5 Months Ago
          @ChaosphereIX
          Yeah, I'm sure all Hyundai does is release cars that look "exactly like another company's car" and they have "no original design language at all". Now tell me which car company was it that had something looking exactly like the Sonata, Elantra or Veloster when they came out a few years back???
          ChaosphereIX
          • 5 Months Ago
          @ChaosphereIX
          I admit the Veloster is unique. Not good looking, but unique. The Sonata looks like a melted mid 00s E class.
          David
          • 5 Months Ago
          @ChaosphereIX
          Oh? The Malibu's hiny and the previous Legacy's: IDENTICAL!
          yonomo200
          • 5 Months Ago
          @ChaosphereIX
          You're high, David. Those two pics look NOTHING alike.
          ChaosphereIX
          • 5 Months Ago
          @ChaosphereIX
          dude what are you on....not close at all... but I do, to a point, understand where you are coming from. Most midsize sedans are fairly anonymous from the rear.
          David
          • 5 Months Ago
          @ChaosphereIX
          http://image.motortrend.com/f/33793850/2013-Chevrolet-Malibu-ECO-rear-end.jpg http://www.digitaltrends.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/2010-subaru-legacy-side-view.jpeg
      Matrix
      • 5 Months Ago
      Good thing Hyundai is addressing this issue before these new sonatas get sold, don't want to pull a GM and sell millions of cars and then wait to recall them years later after getting all these lawsuits on them.
      FX Gts
      • 5 Months Ago
      Junk.
      LivetoDrive
      • 5 Months Ago
      I like hyundai's a lot but would never buy them because I know they cost cut a lot and after 4 years the car is worthless.
      FIDTRO
      • 5 Months Ago
      That's the power of Korean engineering.
        laresid10
        • 5 Months Ago
        @FIDTRO
        And what about the over TWENTY MILLION GM recalls for faulty ignition switches? What does that say about American engineering? What a douche
        Avinash Machado
        • 5 Months Ago
        @FIDTRO
        Troll.
      tenspeeder
      • 5 Months Ago
      Are you sure that's not a Subaru legacy?
        Samuel Kim
        • 5 Months Ago
        @tenspeeder
        No, these days no one buys Subaru cars any more, only idiots like you with bland taste for car design.
      mitytitywhitey
      • 5 Months Ago
      Better to find these things out before anything bad happens.
      LivetoDrive
      • 5 Months Ago
      awesome!
      ChaosphereIX
      • 5 Months Ago
      that is what the modern motorist punter is these days. You buy a brand new vehicle, you are a Beta tester. In today's technological world, nothing is ever sold as a finished product.
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