Hyundai has received a 17.35M USD fine from the NHTSA as a result of a delayed Genesis recall.

Hyundai has received a 17.35M USD fine from the NHTSA as a result of a delayed Genesis recall.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has penalized Hyundai for a late Genesis recall affecting cars built between the 2009 and 2012 model years. The original recall figure covered 27,500 cars but was expanded in November last year to 43,500 vehicles. The issue referred to an "incompatible brake fluid, which could reduce braking performance."

In the first phase, Hyundai issued a Technical Service Bulletin to its dealers to replace the brake fluid in the affected cars. NHTSA's involvement prompted Hyundai to make a recall but the customers were not announced in a timely manner so now the automaker has received a 17.35M USD fine, representing the maximum allowed by the law at the time when the violation occurred.

The NHTSA says Hyundai knew about the issue since 2012 but rather than launching a recall, they only advised dealers to change the brake fluid. The good news is Hyundai says no serious injuries or fatalities were caused by the problem.

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Hyundai faces 17.35M USD fine after delayed Genesis recall