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Hyundai Excel problem resolved

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Media Release

Hyundai has agreed to fix all 46,000 Hyundai Excels that may have a problem with their front suspension, the Minister for Transport and Regional Services, John Anderson, said today.

“By agreeing to fix all vehicles likely to have the problem, Hyundai has addressed the safety concerns of whether the car is difficult to control and whether the problem may eventually surface on all vehicles as they get older”, Mr Anderson said.

The agreement follows a meeting between Hyundai executives and the Federal Office of Road Safety (FORS) in Canberra on 12 November.

“I understand the rectification procedure has already been developed.

“Fogistics of an undertaking of such magnitude will take a little time to sort out. Hyundai is getting its service and rectification procedures into place. Owners will be contacted and press announcements made.

“However, should anyone have any urgent concerns, they should call the Hyundai toll free number 1-800 701 102.

“I see this as a satisfactory outcome to a problem which has worried many Excel owners and I would like to thank Hyundai and the Federal Office of Road Safety working out a satisfactory resolution,” Mr Anderson said.

Media Contact: Robert Haynes 02 6277 7680/0419 493 511

Minister for Transport and Regional Services


6A 19th November, 1998.

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