The well-known auto manufacturer, Hyundai, has recalled 43,000 of their Santa Fe SUVs due to a steering wheel malfunction that can cause the steering wheel to detach.
The recall involves the 2018 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport SUVs that were manufactured at Hyundai’s Alabama plant from July through October 2017. Hyundai says that these models could have been built with a “defective steering wheel,” according to documents released to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Hyundai says that only 1% of the recalled vehicles are most likely equipped with the defective parts and that no other vehicle made at that facility is affected in this recall.
Hyundai reports that they are aware of two incidents where the steering wheel detached in the vehicles. There are no reports of any injuries at this time.
How to know if your vehicle has been recalled
If your Hyundai Sonata falls between the affected model year, be on the lookout for notification of the recall. Hyundai will be notifying affected owners beginning March 16, 2018.
Recovering compensation after an injury from a defective product
It is a manufacturer’s responsibility to make sure their products are safe for consumers. If someone is injured due to a defective product, a product liability claim may exist. A claim may be pursued to pay for damages caused by the defective product such as medical bills, missed time from work and pain and suffering.
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured by a defective product, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney to review your rights. Call 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh at Berger and Green today.
Source: Mlive.com, “Hyundai recalls 43K new Santa Fe SUVs because steering wheel could detach”