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Hyundai Genesis Recall: 27,500 Genesis Cars Pulled Back For Malfunctioning Brakes (UPDATE)

Oct 22, 2013 09:52 AM EDT | By Justin Stock
Hyundai Genesis, National Highway Safety Administration
Hyundai is assisting customers affected by the shutdown of the United States government.(Photo : Creative Commons)

Following an investigation by the United States government, Hyundai has recalled 27,500 genesis cars because of a brake problem Fox News reported Monday.

The call back affects vehicles made from April 2008 to March 16, 2012 when the company sold 69,000 genesis models. 60 percent of the affected vehicles have already been fixed from efforts started in March to fix the issue.

"We will take care of the customer on this deal," Hyundai spokesman Miles Johnson told Fox News Monday.

Hyundai drivers who have affected vehicles will be informed next month. Dealers will then collect the cars, and give consumers a loaner vehicle to use until their vehicle car is fixed.

The administration were sent 23 complaints from drivers who have had to use more force on their brake pedal just to make their vehicle stop. Through their ordeals, drivers tracked the problem back to a malfunctioning antilock brake computer.

"I was in panic mode as I started pumping the brakes and nothing," a woman told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in a statement Monday the Associated Press reported.

This South Florida driver said her brake pedal touched the floor of her vehicle when she attempted to stop at a red light while driving 30 miles per hour. Her car then began to slide before running into a vehicle in front of her. Minor damage was created.

A tow truck then brought her car to a Hyundai dealership so its brake fluid could be emptied, and restored. The woman's husband was concerned the vehicle wasn't safe to drive so a manager operated the vehicle to see what the problem was but could not find it the AP reported.

"It is only a matter of time before a crash and possibly injury occur," another driver said. "Brakes are like jet engines. They really need to work all the time." No injuries have been reported. 40,000 vehicles were investigated in total.

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