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Hyundai Motor recalling about 420,000 vehicles

August 3, 2014 2:12 am

Hyundai Motor Co is recalling about 420,000 vehicles covering three models for separate problems in the United States, after recalling 883,000 Sonata sedans this week, according to U.S. safety regulators, Reuters has reported. Some 225,000 Santa Fe crossover vehicles from the 2001 to 2006 model years are being recalled in 20 cold-weather U.S. states because road salt can cause rust in a coil spring, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said. The coil spring could fracture and puncture a tire, increasing the risk of a crash. About 133,000 mid-size Sonata sedans from the 2011 model year are being recalled because leaking brake fluid can increase the distance required for a vehicle to stop, adding to the risk of a crash, NHTSA said. On Thursday, the NHTSA reported that because of a potentially defective tranmission-shift cable, about 883,000 Sonata sedans from model years 2011 to 2014 will be recalled.