Feds Probe Problems in Hyundai SUVs
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating Honda Pilot SUVs as the brakes in the vehicle appear to sometimes come on without the driver applying them.
The Associated Press (AP) reports that nearly 88,000 Pilots from model year 2005 are being investigated to ascertain the severity of the problem and ensure whether an auto recall of the SUVs is required or not.
Although there have not been any crashes or injuries reported, there have already been 205 complaints with drivers reporting that the vehicles slow to a stop even on the freeway.
Investigators believe the problem lies with a computer-controlled quick response system that brings the Pilot SUVs to a stop in emergencies, writes the AP.
Also facing investigation is the Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs of model year 2011. The steering system of nearly 70,000 Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs is being investigated by the NHTSA for a fastener that comes loose and may cause the steering shaft to come apart.
This problem may cause drivers to lose control of the vehicle, with one driver complaining of complete loss of steering. No crashes or injuries are reported.