Hyundai cars being investigated for sudden acceleration in Singapore

by SpeedLux
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Officials in Singapore are investigating accidents that have involved Hyundai cars which have been supposedly accelerating abruptly while reversing.

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority stated on Tuesday that it was checking out cases of unintentional velocity in reverse gear. The phenomenon, referred to as Sudden Unintended Acceleration (SUA) in Hyundai vehicles, might have caused a wave of accidents including taxis in the city state.

In a statement, the Authority stated it was too early to draw any conclusions and provided no further information.

However, Straits Times pointed out recent incidents including taxis from operator ComfortDelGro, which leases Hyundai Sonata vehicles, among other models. It is Singapore’s biggest taxi operator with a fleet of about 17,000 taxis.

Numerous accidents that have been caught by vehicle cameras reveal Hyundai cabs being run in dramatic crashes that suggest the motorists lost control of their cars. The majority of the video included taxis run by ComfortDelGro.

As per the report, cases of SUA have been well-documented, but not all were proven to be caused by mechanical failure.

SUA is thought to be the factor behind 417 accidents including Korean automobiles between 2010 and 2014.

A spokesperson from the authority stated it was currently early to draw any conclusions pending the complete result of the probe.

Hyundai Motor stated it is checking out the matter.

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