Hyundai will recall 173,000 Sonata sedans in the United States to fix a glitch that can cause the power steering of the cars to fail which in turn could lead to a crash.
All the sedans affected are from the 2011 model year version of the Sonata. According to Hyundai, the computer circuit board in the power steering control unit of the Sonata can become damaged which can lead to a loss of power steering.
The affected Sonata sedan drivers will still have manual steering in case of the power steering failure but it would be harder for them to steer the car if the failure does happen.
Korea car maker Hyundai has said that it is not aware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities caused by the issue.
Hyundai will start the recall to replace the power steering control unit on the affected Sonata sedans on May 30, 2016. The replacement will be done at no cost to the owners of the affected Sonata sedans.