Hyundai Motor America is recalling nearly 12,000 vehicles in the U.S. because of unintended movement of unoccupied cars with the Remote Smart Parking Assist technology.
The recalled vehicles have a programming error in the parking assist controller software causing cars to move, increasing the risk of crash and injury to bystanders.
No crashes or injuries have been reported.
The Sonata and its parking technology starred in the automaker’s Super Bowl ad that aired during the game on Sunday, Feb. 2.
According to Hyundai’s February U.S. sales report, the Sonata’s retail sales increased by 12 percent, although total sales for the vehicle fell 0.5 percent that month.
Hyundai credits the increase in retail sales to the all-new 2020 model highlighted in the Boston-centric Super Bowl “Smaht Pahk” commercial.
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