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Hyundai investigation: Genesis cars may have faulty brakes

October 21, 2013|By Jerry Hirsch
  • Federal safety regulators are looking into brake problems with the 2009 Hyundai Genesis.
Federal safety regulators are looking into brake problems with the 2009… (Hyundai )

Federal safety regulators have opened an investigation into problems with the brakes on the 2009 Hyundai Genesis cars.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it has received 23 complaints alleging that drivers have to push down hard on the brake pedal and reduced brake effectiveness in upscale cars from Hyundai.

There was one reported crash.

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The federal agency said that several complaints indicate that the problem was diagnosed as a faulty ABS, or anti-lock braking, module. 

One driver reported crashing into a stopped vehicle after the brakes didn’t respond properly. Another driver reported trouble with the brakes and had to stop by applying the parking brake, which caused the car to lose control and go into a spin.

The federal probe will assess the scope, frequency and safety-related consequences of the reported defect, which could affect as many as 40,000 cars.


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