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Hyundai recalls over 200,000 Elantras for faulty power steering sensor

Posted on March 3, 2015 4:38 pm under Automotive Defects

Korean automaker Hyundai is recalling nearly 205,000 of Elantras registered in the U.S. after learning about a faulty sensor that could disable power-assisted steering, potentially resulting in an injurious crash, Reuters reported on March 2.

According to the report, a defective sensor may sense a discrepancy between the signals and the car’s steering input, which in turn would cut power steering and revert the car to manual steering.  Regressing to manual steering might cause the driver to exert greater effort at lower car speeds, making it more prone to crashes.

The affected units are 2008 to 2010 four-door Elantra sedans, and 2009 to 2010 Elantra Touring hatchbacks.

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