Hyundai Recalls 888,700 Sonata Sedans

Hyundai Motor Co. has announced to recall its 883,000 Sonata sedan cars from 2011-2014 model years due to gear shifting problems.

South Korea's largest automaker says that while the vehicle is in motion it might happen that the transmission lever might not be able to display the correct gear position. Even if the driver stops the car and puts the transmission in "park" the car may still gear and roll away.

According to documents posted on Wednesday at the U. S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website, there is revelation of problems that can lead to the risk of collision and can cause injuries to the drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Drivers may find issues while starting the car as they won't be able to the transmission it into parking mode.

Hyundai claims to have been received with nearly 1,171 warranty claims. However, they have not yet figured to point out any accidents or injuries relating to this defect.

The Sonata is Hyundai's second-best-selling vehicle in the U. S. behind the Elantra. It represents 29 % of all new Hyundai sales in the U. S. in the first half of the year, or 106,347 units.

After notifying the owners by letter between now and the end of September, Hyundai dealers will inspect the shift cables and repair their connection if it's required.

Owners with questions can call Hyundai customer service at (800) 633-5151.