• Hyundai Brings The XCIENT Power At The 2017 PHILCONSTRUCT

      PASAY CITY, Manila – Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI), the Philippines’ official distributor of Hyundai passenger and commercial vehicles, will be introducing the New Generation of the Hyundai XCIENT heavy-duty truck at the 2017 PHILCONSTRUCT Construction Show which will be held at the World Trade Center & SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia from January 6 to 9, 2018.   PHILCONSTRUCT is the biggest construction show in the country. It caters both to the heavy equipment and machinery, …

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  • Hyundai Dream Center Philippines: Hyundai's Christmas Gift to our Underprivileged Youth

    (L-R) HARI Chairman Emeritus Richard L. Lee, HARI President and CEO Maria Fe Perez-Agudo, Plan International Philippines Country Director Dennis Guy O’Brien, and Plan International Korea External Relations Team Manager Choi Yun Sung

     

    December 5, 2017– Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI), the Philippines’ official distributor of Hyundai passenger and commercial vehicles, joined forces with the world’s third largest vehicle manufacturer, Hyundai Motor Company of South Korea (HMC) in …

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  • Hyundai Sparks GREEN Revolution in Marikina City

    At the Groundbreaking Ceremony of Hyundai Marikina were: (L-R) Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) SVP – Trade Operations and Development Cluster Numeriano Cortez, Jr., Marikina City Business Permits and Licensing Office Department Head Atty. Nancy Teylan, Marikina City First District Representative Bayani Fernando, Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro, Shaw Automotive Resources, Inc. (SARI) President Felix Limcaoco III, HARI President and CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo, HARI EVP and CFO Ladislao …

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  • HARI grows by 12% in November with Grand Starex and Accent; H100 stages grand recoup

      “2017 PROVED TO BE UPBEAT FOR Hyundai, reflecting our driven and empowered industry. We expect to maintain this growth momentum, thereby contributing to the overall growth of the economy for 2017.” --Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo, HARI President and CEO   Performance and Drivers   Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the Philippines, registered positive year-to-date growth in Passenger Car (PC) and Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) sales, growing by 12% …

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  • Hyundai Gears Up for 2018: Focused to Meet a Wide Range of Demands in Transport and Mobility

      Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the Philippines’ official distributor of Hyundai passenger and commercial (trucks and buses) vehicles, gears up in anticipation of the government’s intensified push for infrastructure in 2018. With its line of passenger cars, commercial, and special vehicles braced for a wide range of mobility and payload requirements, HARI underscores its role as the Filipino’s lifetime partner to success.   “We are broadening our corporate horizon at a very opportune …

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2011 HYUNDAI SONATA: Only Units Manufactured in the United States Affected by Steering Column Issues

1. The 2011 Hyundai Sonata, a mid-size sedan exclusively distributed by Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) through its nationwide dealer network in the Philippines is directly imported from Hyundai Motor Company in South Korea where it is manufactured.

 

2. Hyundai Motor Company, the largest automaker of South Korea and the 5th top ranking automotive brand in the world conducts all the necessary quality control standards and safety checks prior to releasing the cars to HARI in the Philippines.  Likewise, similar safety checks and quality standards have been employed by HARI before releasing any vehicle to its dealers and its customers. 

 

3. The steering column issue brought up in several write-ups in newspapers, publications and the internet is limited to Hyundai Sonata cars produced and manufactured in the United States.   The manufacturing plant of Hyundai in the United States is one of six production facilities outside of South Korea; these include China, Turkey, the Czech Republic and Russia.   

 

4. Hyundai Motor America (HMA) is conducting a voluntary safety recall of approximately 140,000 2011 Sonatas built between December 11, 2009 and Sept. 10, 2010. Hyundai dealers in the United States will inspect the steering column intermediate shaft universal joint connections for proper assembly and torque and make corrections if needed.  Hyundai Motor America has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and is voluntarily initiating this precautionary measure to ensure the safety and quality of vehicles and the continued satisfaction of its customers.  

 

5. Hyundai Motor America is aware of fewer than 10 vehicles with improperly assembled or loose steering column universal joint connections.   No accidents or injuries have occurred as a result of this condition.

 

6. Additionally, dealers of Hyundai Motor America will update the vehicle’s software to ensure that possible power steering wheel vibration or shaking sometimes found with electric power steering systems will not occur as a result of a rare system malfunction.

 

7. These same dealers will make the repairs and software upgrade free of charge.  Customers will also receive a personal letter from Hyundai Motor America’s CEO thanking them for their continued support and understanding.   Repairs should take less than one hour.

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