Yesterday (December 12,2107) I was driving on I-40, coming home from shopping. All of the sudden, my car started losing speed, the steering seized up and I was very lucky that I was not killed. I was able to make it into a Starbucks parking lot where I ended up parking at an angle since I was no longer able to control my vehicle. I called to have my car towed to Meineke in Morrisville. A mechanic looked at it, called me and told me that my car engine was blown, that I had oil and it was nothing I had done to cause this damage. He preceded to tell me that there are over 1,000 complaints about these engines seizing while driving. I am very lucky that I was not killed yesterday. I have called Hyundai, Better Business Bureau and North Carolina DOJ to file a complaint about this. The manufacturer has known about this and has done about it. They are messing with people’s lives and putting people in harms way.
Also when I called to file a complaint with Hyudai complaint line, I was treated like I did not matter and was told that they will get to this in 3 to 5 business days. Well getting to this in three to five days does nothing for me when I have to be able to get to work, go to appointments and have no transportation.
I will not be coming up with 4,000 to fix have this repaired when it is a manufacturer defect and they have refused to do the right thing by issuing safety recalls. This is my first and last Hyundai that I will ever own. A company that does not care about their customers safety and the safety of others should not be manufacturing cars period. They are putting drivers lives at risk and there is nothing one can do once the car starts to lose speed, the steering wheel becomes tight and unable to move and the one driving the car, (which was me just hopes that I do not hit any one or get killed myself).