(NEW YORK) -- Hyundai is recalling thousands of vehicles due to a steering issue, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said earlier this week.
According to NHTSA documents, Hyundai Elantra and Elantra Touring vehicles manufactured between June 1, 2008, and April 30, 2010 may suffer issues with the electronic control unit of the electronic power steering. The discrepancy that the ECU may detect could cause the disabling of steering power assist.
"If power steering is lost," NHTSA says, "greater driver effort would be required to steer the vehicle at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash."
In total, NHTSA says the recall affects 204,768 vehicles. Hyundai plans to contact owners of affected vehicles and replace the ECU for free.
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