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SEOUL: Hyundai Motor, South Korea's top automaker, will recall some 139,500 Sonata sedans sold in the United States, due to steering issues that could cause a loss or reduction of steering control, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Sunday.

A Hyundai spokesperson confirmed the recall. The vehicles were built from December through September 10, according to the NHTSA report. In February, Hyundai recalled 47,000 of its 2011 Sonata sedans in South Korea and U.S. because of potential faults in the front door locks.

Hyundai has been one of the stronger performers in the US auto sector in recent years, gaining market share and logging an 8.3 per cent sales increase in 2009, while the industry fell 21 per cent overall to the lowest levels since the early 1980s.

The Sonata comprised about 37 per cent of Hyundai's US car sales last year. Hyundai's affiliate Kia Motors said in early September its co-chief executive resigned to take responsibility for nearly 86,000 recalls of some of its models, including the Soul compact sedan.

(Source : Economic Times, Sunday)

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In the light of this latest development, can we now assume (with certainity) that the American market is very demanding and their administration is (relatively) very tough when it comes to the implementation of safety standards. 

 

If so, do you think that Mahindra's efforts to enter that market on it's own is fraught with risk ?  This is more so, after their problems (legal, logistical and financial) with a US based National Distributor (Global Vehicles) which is heading for a long legal battle.  Add to this, the latest strengthening of `Buy only American' lobby, both within and outside the Obama Administration which is making the life miserable for all imported or non-American products.

 

What's your opinion ? 

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I fully agree with you r.babu.

As in last 1-2 years, almost whole of the Major Auto manufacturers have faced that Setback for their Highly applauded & successful (building) products.

But I'm doubtful that Mahindra might not face the same condition there, due to the Indian brains involved, positively.

& Probably in India, we hardly notice such kind of flaws, as before their Creeping in Naturally most of the Owners have already ruined their vehicles. 
dr_nishu2010-09-26 14:30:06

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Add to this' date=' the latest strengthening of `Buy only American' lobby, both within and outside the Obama Administration which is making the life miserable for all imported or non-American products. 
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I don't see evidence of this. If anything some people don't want to buy GM cars since it is owned by the government .... go figure.

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Add to this' date=' the latest strengthening of `Buy only American' lobby, both within and outside the Obama Administration which is making the life miserable for all imported or non-American products. 
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I don't see evidence of this.

 

Dear Nataraj,

You need to keep a tab on the news from Economics and Finance.

See what Mr Staney Hoyer says (do not ask me who he is....) :

 

Hoyer

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 But' date=' using those platforms to say `say no bangalore'  or `buy only american' etc., is something American Presidents have not done before.  Such protectionistic  talk coming from the so-called Market Leader who profess by Open Markets is something unusual.  

 
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Sorry Offtopic, but if Air India says that it is going to cancell the orders placed for Boeing Aircraft then, Obama will say yes to Bangalore.

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