Last year, Hyundai was ordered to recall some vehicles for engine problems here in the U.S. Now a whistleblower in South Korea is pointing out that additional problems may be present in some South Korean Hyundai and Kia models. A court has confirmed the findings and demanded a compulsory recall.
Fortune.com is reporting on this story. Over 240,000 vehicles are affected by the five flaws pointed out by the former engineer. The transport ministry is also asking prosecutors to see if Hyundai and Kia tried to cover up the flaws. This is the first recall of its kind in South Korea.
The car companies say they will comply with the order, but that there have been no injuries or accidents from the flaws raised by the engineer and denied the existence of a coverup.
This engineer was also the same engineer that came to the US and told regulators here about the engine stalling problem that lead to a recall of some Hyundai vehicles. He’s just getting started, too. He says there are 32 different flaws that need to be fixed. The court has only agreed to a recall for five so far. We shall see if further recalls are made and if any of them may affect vehicles sold here in the U.S.
There is still time to get your engine fixed if you own a Hyundai that falls into last year’s recall. If you get into an accident due to this engine flaw, you may be due compensation. Contact John Foy & Associates to learn more or to make a claim. We can help.