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Hyundai joins the recall bandwagon, calling back 883,000 cars

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Hyundai is jumping on the recall bandwagon.

The South Korean automaker is recalling about 883,000 mid-sized Sonata sedans in the U.S. and Puertro Rico over a defective transmission-shift cable, Reuters reports. The cars in question were manufactured between 2009 to 2014.

The transmission shift cable could detach from the shift lever pin, which increases the risk of a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The car may roll away because of the issue, even when placed in park, resulting in potential harm to the driver and passengers.

A spokesman for Hyundai told Reuters the automaker is not aware of any injuries or accidents as a result of the issue.

Hyundai will now notify owners, according to the NHTSA, although a notification schedule has not yet been announced.

A host of automakers has issued auto recalls this year, most notably General Motors, which earlier this year recalled 2.6 million older small cars for a defective ignition switch that has been linked to 13 deaths.