Hyundai recalls more than 36,000 cars over defective braking systems

Washington :The Chinese joint venture of Hyundai will recall more than 36,000 cars over defective braking systems, the country’s top quality watchdog said today.

The 36,484 affected vehicles are Mistra produced between July 12, 2013 and July 31, 2014, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) said on its official website.

Brake hoses in the affected vehicles may crack, which could lead to brake fluid leakage and brake light failures, according to the administration.

The company will replace the faulty parts for free.

The recall started today, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Beijing Hyundai Motor is a joint venture between the Republic of Korea’s largest carmaker Hyundai Motor and China’s Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co Ltd.