As we reported yesterday, the Hyundai Sonata is being recalled in the USA over a shaft joint in the steering column that could be not properly assembled. We also said that South Korean made cars aren’t affected (our cars are imported from there) and that there won’t be a similar recall in Malaysia. Now, Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has confirmed that the recall does not affect Malaysia.

“The recent voluntary recall includes only the YF Sonata that is produced in Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, US. Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) confirmed that the YF Sonata produced in the Korea Asan plant and is not included in this recall,” the press release from HSDM read.

Mr. Dennis Ho, Managing Director of HSDM said in his statement that HSDM assures Malaysian car owners the quality of the cars it distributes and that Malaysian Hyundai car owners need not worry about the safety of their cars.

If you’re in the dark about what we’re talking about, read yesterday’s post here.