WASHINGTON — Hyundai Motor America is recalling 155,000 2011-'12 Hyundai Elantra sedans to fix a problem with the electronic stability control system, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"Due to an electronic stability control sensor malfunction, the brakes for one or more wheels may be applied unexpectedly and the engine power may be reduced," said NHTSA in its recall summary. "These symptoms will be accompanied by illumination of the ESC indicator lamp in the instrument cluster.
"If one or more of the brakes are inappropriately applied, control of the vehicle may be lost, increasing the risk of a crash."
There are no accidents or injuries linked to the recall, Hyundai told federal safety regulators.
The affected Elantras were built from October 29, 2010 to October 25, 2011.
Hyundai dealers will verify the proper operation of the ESC sensors and update the ESC system's calibration. The recall is expected to begin on February 19. Owners can contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151.
Edmunds says: Owners should wait for their official recall notice and then schedule a service appointment with their dealer. But if you have an immediate concern, it's best to contact your dealer now.