Hyundai said Tuesday it is recalling 27,500 Genesis premium sedans sold in the U.S. after more than 20 complaints about faulty ABS brakes.
The problem, Hyundai said, stems from corrosion in the brake valves.
The models affected by the recall were produced between April 2008 until March last year. Hyundai is also recalling around 9,000 of the 100,000 Genesis sold in Korea that were manufactured during the period.
A spokesman for the carmaker said the problem is due to "oil used in the brake modules slowly corroding the valves." The valves were made by German hydraulic brake manufacturer Continental, which discovered the problem early last year, and GM and other carmakers ended up recalling around 230,000 vehicles.
Hyundai said it will not replace the brake valves but inject new brake fluid with an anticorrosive additive.
Hyundai already changed the brake fluid of around 60 percent of the affected Genesis sold in the U.S. and around 91 percent of those sold in Korea.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday it has launched an investigation of the complaints filed by 23 Genesis owners.