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US regulators open probe into recall of nearly 1.7 mn Hyundai, Kia models

The recall, which was also conducted in Canada and South Korea, cost the duo 360 bn won

Reuters  |  Washington | Seoul 

US safety regulators have opened a formal investigation into the recall of nearly 1.7 million vehicles by Hyundai Motor Co and affiliate Kia Motor Corp over engine defects, according to filings published Saturday. A South Korean whistleblower reported concerns last year to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which will probe the timeliness of three recalls carried out in the United States and whether they covered enough vehicles. Fines could be imposed on the automakers if the NHTSA determines the recalls were not conducted properly. The agency did not ...

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First Published: Sat, May 20 2017. 22:14 IST