Car accidents mainly happen due to three reasons. These reasons include; drivers errors, natural disasters, and car defects.
Car defects mostly cause unpredictability in different car models. Although accidents that happen due to drives error and natural disasters can’t be prevented, those that happen due to car defects can.
This is mostly done through the recalling of defective vehicles. Over the years, different manufacturers have recalled their defective cars.
Recently Hyundai have found themselves in trouble with a number of recalled vehicles, the takata airbag recalled badly affected Hyundai, as Takata filed for bankrupcy leaving the onus upon the car manufacturers themselves to now pay for all airbag replacements at their own cost.
Aside from the takata airbag situation, a number of Hyundai models were recalled in recent years for vehicle faults, affected vehicles include Kia Soul vehicles from 2012 to 2016 fitted with 1.6 litre engines, Kia Optima (2011 to 2014), Kia Sorrento (2012 to 2014), Kia Sportage(2011 to 2013), Hyundai Sonata (2011 to 2014) and Hyundai Santa Fe (2014).
Hyundai Veloster Recall
These cars were first recalled in 2013 due to defective engines tuning and components. The engines were mostly stalling which caused engine fires.
In addition, Hyundai has recalled over 12,438 Hyundai Veloster for having defective doors. The doors are said to have bad locking cables and door latches, hence they can easily open during a car crash.
This means the driver can be easily ejected during an accident, leading to more injuries. This recall is set to begin on 14th June. Hyundai has already designed new door latches, low channel components and locking cables.
Owners should not source their own parts and repair themselves using a Hyundai workshop manual, instead return all Hyundai Veloster to dealers who will supply and install at no cost. By so doing they will be rectifying the faultiness on the doors, hence eliminating the chances of the doors opening during a crash.
Hyundai recalls in China.
Hyundai has recalled over 6600 vehicles imported vehicles. The vehicles are said to have faulty engine software. Most of these vehicles are Velosters manufactured between June 2012 and August 2014.
This is as a result of an investigation conducted by the State Administration for Market Regulation. The investigation showed that some of the engines of these cars burned before the normal ignition.
This is due to the fact that the software was damaging their engines causing them to stall. The company is set to begin installing new software to these vehicles from 17nth June.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has also instructed Hyundai and Kia to recall over half a million cars due to defective engine parts. This is as a result of some of these cars being involved in engine fires.
The NTSA officials filled a report that some of the engines are leaking which is causing engine fires.
NTSA officials announced in their report the cause for the engine fires was inspected and identified as being due to oil leaks onto exhaust components.
One of the most affected models was the Tucson SUVs manufactured by Hyundai between 2011 and 2013. To date the two companies have not solved this issue.
Hyundai share prices have struggled since 2014 and with each recall announced share prices have falled by around 1.5 percent, however quickly bounced back to a baseline sustained since 2015 until present day.