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Hyundai recalls 47,000 Sonata; India not affected

Korean car giant Hyundai announced the recall of over 47,000 units of its premium sedan Sonata from its home market as well as the US to rectify a door lock problem, but the move will not have any impact in India.

autos Updated: Feb 24, 2010 23:00 IST

Korean car giant Hyundai announced the recall of over 47,000 units of its premium sedan Sonata from its home market as well as the US to rectify a door lock problem, but the move will not have any impact in India.

“Since the launch of the Sonata in Korea last September, Hyundai discovered a mechanical problem with its front door latches which, in very rare instances, will not close properly,” the company said in a statement.

The company is recalling the vehicles “voluntarily” after “a handful” of customers complained about the defect, it said.

When contacted, a spokesperson from the company’s Indian subsidiary Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) said the recall will not have any effect here. “This will not impact the sales of Sonata in India ...as in India (only) the Sonata Transform is sold,” the official said, adding the recall is for the new YF Sonata sold in the US and South Korea.

Hyundai has fitted modified parts to some of its Korean and the US production models in order to avoid a possible occurrence of the problem, it said.