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Hyundai Cars Top the List of Suspected Cases of Sudden Unintended Acceleration
Sudden Unintended Acceleration
Hyundai Cars Top the List of Suspected Cases of Sudden Unintended Acceleration
  • By matthew
  • October 3, 2014, 08:17
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A car after running into the lobby of a KB bank, most likely a victim of sudden unintended acceleration.
A car after running into the lobby of a KB bank, most likely a victim of sudden unintended acceleration.

 

A total of 417 accidents assumed to have to do with sudden unintended acceleration (SUA) were reported in Korea between 2010 and August of this year. 

By year, the number was 34 in 2011, 136 in 2012, 139 in 2013, and 80 during the first eight months of 2014. 

Hyundai Motor Company was involved in 176 of them, followed by Kia Motors (69), Renault Samsung Motors (61), GM Korea (32), and Ssangyong Motors (26). 

Forty-one of the total related to the LPG model of the Hyundai Sonoma, followed by the Renault Samsung SM5 LPG (22), Hyundai Grandeur (22), Renault Samsung SM3 (18), and Renault Samsung SM5 (18). 

Among imported cars, BMW, Toyota, and Mercedes Benz were associated with 15, 12, and 9 such incidents, respectively.