In a move similar to one Kia issued for its Sedona minivan earlier in the month, fellow South Korean automaker Hyundai is now recalling more than 466,000 variants of its Sonata sedan for a software malfunction for the turn signals.
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Affected cars include model-year 2015-17 Sonatas, as well as model-year 2016-17 Sonata Hybrids and Sonata Plug-In Hybrids. As with the Sedona, software logic in the Smart Junction Box may not properly interpret the signals received from the multifunction switch, which could cause the turn signal to activate in the opposite direction of what the driver intended, increasing the risk of a crash.
As for a fix, dealers will simply update the Smart Junction Box software for free. Hyundai will begin notifying owners Nov. 19, but those with additional questions can call the automaker at 855-371-9460, or visit NHTSA’s website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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