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Hyundai Recalls 11,000 Genesis Models

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On: Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 8:33AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Hyundai Recalls 11,000 Genesis Models

Hyundai has issued a recall of their halo car, the Hyundai Genesis. There seems to have been a problem with the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 tires. These tires were from the factory, and came as standard equipment. Apparently these tires may some an inherent flaw from the factory, as some of them have shown a propensity to start to crack along the sidewall. Obviously, cracks in the sidewall of any tire can result not only in air loss; potentially a very dangerous blow out that could cause serious injury or even death in the event of a crash.

The affected Genesis models were 2015 models built between March 3, 2014 through February 9, 2015, and, obviously, equipped with the tires in question. The total number of cars affected number 11,142 in all. Hyundai has said it will notify owners and schedule appointments at dealerships to replace the faulty tires with a different brand of tire that hopefully won't do the same thing. The recall is set to begin February 19, 2016. Questions can be directed to Hyundai's customer service at 855-671-3059. Read on for the full report …


NHTSA Campaign Number:15V864000

Component(s):TIRES

Potential Number of Units Affected:11,142

Manufacturer:Hyundai Motor America

SUMMARY:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2015 Genesis vehicles manufactured March 3, 2014, to February 9, 2015, and equipped with Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 tires installed as original equipment. The affected tires may develop cracks in the tire sidewall, resulting in a loss of air.

CONSEQUENCE:
Tire sidewall cracks could cause a rupture during use, resulting in a rapid air loss and loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the factory tires with tires of another brand, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on February 19, 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059. Hyundai's number for this recall is 138.

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.

Now, here's something interesting to ponder:This problem with the tires arose almost a year ago.




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