Government investigating steering in Hyundai Sonata

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The government has opened an investigation into possible steering problems in the 2011 Hyundai Sonata. Read more
Hawkshaw

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Aug 31, 2010
From foreign cars being #1 in safety to being the worst...does this put government motors on the same footing, safety wise, with foreign auto makers?
Porkulus

Monroe, LA

#2 Aug 31, 2010
U.S. Wants Report Card for Cars System Would Rate Fuel Economy, Emissions; Industry Says Government Veers Into Issuing Opinions

By JOSH MITCHELL

WASHINGTON—The government proposed labeling each new passenger vehicle with a letter grade from A to D based on its fuel efficiency and emissions, part of a broader effort by the Obama administration to promote electric cars and other advanced-technology vehicles. Journal Community

The proposed new rules, released jointly Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation Department, would be the most substantial change in 30 years to the familiar price-and-mileage labels affixed to the windows of new cars at dealerships.

Currently, the labels must show how many miles per gallon a car gets and its estimated annual fuel cost. Under the proposed changes, a new label design would carry a large letter grade assigned by regulators.

Under the system, the only cars that would receive an A-plus, A or A-minus would be electrics and plug-in hybrids, the government said.

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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274...



Seems appropriate that Ford, who didn't take ObamaBucks already made the "A".

Great news ... then we can hire 40,000 new gubmint drones at 120,000 per to write reports and grade cars ... wonder if Gubamint Motors will get higher scores?



Rick

Albany, CA

#3 Aug 31, 2010
Hawkshaw wrote:
From foreign cars being #1 in safety to being the worst...does this put government motors on the same footing, safety wise, with foreign auto makers?
Government Motors has been manufacturing the Chevrolet Impala for a number of years with owners complaining about intermediate steering shaft problems as well. Why isn't the government investigating General Motors and their complaints about the Impala? They had numerous problems with the steering shafts on cars manufactured from the years 2000 thru 2006. Owners have had to pay $300.00 on up to manufacture a new and revised steering shaft. I have had to replace the steering shafts on both of my 2003 and 2005 Impala cars. Look on this forum for the Chevrolet Impala Clicking in Steering heading for the complaints.

The government is also investigating the Kia Soul for the same problem at this time.

How does GM get away without getting a recall on this problem? It has been going on for a number of years.

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