Hyundai Resolves NHTSA Inquiry Regarding Timeliness Of Model Year 2009-12 Genesis Sedans Recall

  Hyundai Resolves NHTSA Inquiry Regarding Timeliness Of Model Year 2009-12
                            Genesis Sedans Recall

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FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 7, 2014

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Hyundai Motor America
today announced that it has resolved an inquiry by the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regarding the timeliness of the
automaker's 2013 recall of approximately 43,500 model year 2009-12 Hyundai
Genesis sedans. As part of the agreement, Hyundai will pay a $17.35 million
civil penalty.

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"Hyundai remains committed to making safety our top priority, and is dedicated
to ensuring immediate action in response to potential safety concerns
including the prompt reporting of safety defects," said David Zuchowski,
president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America.

To date, the majority of affected Genesis vehicles have been repaired through
the recall process. At issue was potential brake system component corrosion
from incompatible brake fluid, which could reduce braking performance.
Hyundai issued a Technical Service Bulletin to its dealers to replace the
brake fluid in affected vehicles, and ultimately conducted a safety recall
following NHTSA's opening of an investigation into the matter. Importantly,
there have been no fatalities or serious injuries relating to this safety

"In order to mitigate a situation like this in the future, Hyundai is
instituting new organizational and process improvements, and enhancing the
ability of the U.S. leadership team to readily respond to regulatory reporting
requirements," said Zuchowski.


Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a
subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed
throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and
serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles
sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes
the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty,
Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of
complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides
owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with
proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with
enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced
Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report
and in-vehicle service scheduling.

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