Power steering problem leads to new Hyundai recall

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The logo of Hyundai Motor Co. is displayed at the automaker’s showroom in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. Hyundai Motor Co. said its fourth-quarter profit increased 13 percent over a year earlier thanks to higher overseas sales. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

NEW YORK (AP) — Hyundai is recalling about 263,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada because a sensor problem could cause drivers to lose power-assisted steering.

The company has not reported any injuries or accidents. A representative for Hyundai Motor America wasn’t immediately available for comment.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a sensor in the affected cars could detect a discrepancy in the steering input and signals and disable power-assisted steering as a result. Cars would revert to manual steering and require greater effort to steer at low speeds, raising the risk of a crash.

The affected cars include model years 2008 to 2010 of Elantras and Elantra Touring vehicles made between Nov. 1, 2008 and April 30.

Owners can contact Hyundai’s customer service at 1-855-671-3059.

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