Hyundai Motor America Recalls 11,142 Genesis Models over Tire Problems

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Those of you who drive a Hyundai Genesis manufactured between March 3, 2014, and February 9, 2015, might want to get in touch with your local dealership first thing in the morning. After Jeep, Ford and Audi called back a number of vehicles in the States, it is now Hyundai’s turn to recall no less than 11,142 Genesis cars.
The affected 2015 Genesis manufactured in the specified period were equipped with Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 tires, installed as original equipment.

At some point, the tires may develop cracks in the sidewall, resulting in a loss of air. If not remedied, the cracks could cause a rupture during use and the driver might lose control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash, and this is not something you would want to happen on your daily commute. Fortunately, until now, no injuries or deaths have been reported due to this issue.

The dealers will replace the tires with others from another brand, free of charge.

As the recall is expected to begin on February 19, 2016, Hyundai has acknowledged the report and will notify owners as soon as possible. If you don’t get called, you can contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059.

In March 2015, Hyundai also had to recall around 200,000 Elantras, in that case because the South-Korean manufacturer had identified a malfunction that affected the car’s steering system.

Even if it's still being manufactured, but will soon switch to the Genesis G80 moniker, the Hyundai Genesis is kind of an old story now. The slightly larger and more luxurious Genesis G90 is ready to hit the streets in the near future, as it was just unveiled at the North American International Auto Show.

The new car was specially designed to be a real contender in the premium luxury car segment, and judging by the features that were revealed in Detroit, it just might become one. Drawn by the Prestige Design Group, the G90 embodies the new sub-brand's “Athletic Elegance” design identity, a feature that will also be present in the next Genesis projects.
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