A front-door latch problem has prompted Hyundai to issue a recall of their new Sonatas (which look really cool, BTW) in the US:
The recall, which will become effective in March, as has been shared by the automaker, was a direct response to a few customer complaints. Hyundai added that no reports of accidents or injuries have come to light yet.
Looks like Hyundai got in front of this one, unlike a certain other company:
“The news could have been more serious, but the market liked the fact that Hyundai Motor acted fast to address the issue”, said Chung Myoung-gi, a market analyst at Samsung Securities.
Anyway, the Chosun warns Hyundai that it’s not immune to the woes befalling its Japanese competitor.