Hyundai

Study: Some Montgomery-Made Hyundai Models at Risk for Fires.

Some Kia models, made in Georgia, also included.

“A high number of complaints about certain Hyundai and Kia models bursting into flames has prompted a recall campaign to fix faulty repairs that the affiliated companies say were carried out during previous recalls of 2011-14 Hyundai Sonatas, 2013-14 Hyundai Santa Fe Sports, 2011-14 Kia Optimas, 2012-14 Kia Sorentos and 2011-13 Kia Sportages.” Highway Loss Data Institute report   The…

Korean Cars Take Top Three J.D. Power Quality Awards

Hyundai (Montgomery built), Kia and Genesis Tops in Initial Quality

Categories: Montgomery Metro, Statewide Tags: Genesis, Hyundai, initial quality 2018, J.D. Power, Kia

Hyundai Investing $388 Million, Adding 50 Jobs to Montgomery Plant

Gov. Kay Ivey, Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange, Montgomery Co. Commission Chairman Elton Dean and other officials joined Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama LLC President and CEO Dong Ryeol Choi this afternoon to announce that Hyundai is investing $388 million to its Montgomery plant and adding 50 jobs. The company’s expansion will make engine heads and enhance existing operations to support production…

Montgomery-Assembled Hyundai at NY Auto show

2019 Santa Fe getting good reviews

The New York International  Auto Show opened this weekend, and the Montgomery-built Hyundai Santa Fe is getting a lot of attention for changes being made in the 2019 models that go on sale this Summer. From the website digital trends:   ” Riding on a completely new platform, it promises significantly improved ride comfort, handling, and stability at speed, thanks to…

Hyundai Issues Recall Over Break-Away Steering Wheel

Vehicles were manufactured at Montgomery Hyundai plant

 Hyundai has recalled tens of thousands of 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport. Hyundai says some of Santa Fe vehicles are at risk for the steering wheel breaking away from the steering column. Roughly 43,900 vehicles are included in Hyundai’s recall. Hyundai will notify impacted owners of the recalled vehicles starting in March, and if necessary, will repair the…

Hyundai, Kia Reach $41.2M Settlement With Multiple States

South Korean automakers Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. will pay $41.2 million to 33 states and the District of Columbia to settle an investigation into their fuel economy ratings. The fine is the latest in the ongoing fallout from misstated mileage numbers on more than 1.2 million vehicles in the U.S. In 2012, Hyundai and Kia restated the…

State Health Dept. Confirms 4 TB Cases at Hyundai

State health officials tested some employees of Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama for tuberculosis after a identifying an infected worker at the automaker’s plant outside Montgomery. Pam Barrett of the Alabama Department of Public Health says testing and evaluations at the Hyundai plant began Tuesday. She says only workers who were in close contact with the infected employee need to be…

Hyundai to Launch Santa Fe Sport SUV after $52M Project

Hyundai’s Alabama plant will start mass production of the Santa Fe Sport SUV this week, adding a third vehicle to the automaker’s busy Montgomery assembly lines. The launch is set for Wednesday, and the move will allow Hyundai to meet growing demand for the vehicle amid a strong U.S. market for trucks and SUVs. The Santa Fe will continue to…

Headlight Ratings for Some Alabama-Made Cars: Poor.

Ratings come from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is out with ratings for car headlights, and only one of the cars tested got a “good” rating. That was the Toyota Prius V. Several cars assembled in Alabama were on the “poor” list: The Montgomery assembled Hyundai Sonata and The Mercedes C and CLA. Most of the tested cars rated the same…”poor”. It is…