The Detroit News reports that the The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently conducting a preliminary investigation involving about 167,000 2007 and 2008 model year Hyundai Elantras. The investigation started after a number of reports of engines stalling, the problem possibly caused by the vehicle’s fuel pump. In one of the worst cases, a vehicle stalled on a three-lane highway and ending up causing a crash involving three cars. Most of the reports involve Elantras with 600 miles or less, so almost brand new.
Due to the rising gas price and the high demand for small fuel-efficient cars, Hyundai registered a 50% sales increase in June alone, with around 14,500 units sold. Don’t know if this investigation will have any influence in future sales and Hyundai says it’s too early to draq any conclusion or initiate a major recall. Anyways, if you recently bought an Elantra, you’d better be careful and go to a service to get it checked.
Source: The Detroit News