Hyundai to recall Genesis cars in US to address complaints of brake failures

DETROIT – Hyundai says it will recall 27,500 Genesis Luxury cars in the United States to fix problems that could cause the brakes to fail.

The automaker says the recall affects cars from the 2009 through 2012 model years.

So far the recall affects only vehicles sold in the U.S., although Canadian officials said in an email that they were investigating to see if it should also apply in Canada as well.

Brake fluid in the cars will be changed and dealers will inspect brake control modules to see if they need to be replaced.

Hyundai says fluid in the cars doesn’t have a corrosion inhibitor. As a result, a gel can build up on valves in the braking system. That can cause loss of braking.

The move came after the U.S. government announced an investigation on Monday.

— With files from The Canadian Press