Hyundai has filed documents to recall thousands of vehicles. Confirmations were issued by the “National Highway Traffic Safety Administration” that three models under the Hyundai lineup have been identified. Those vehicles include the Veloster, Santa Fe, and Sonata. It’s become a prominent issue with Hyundai that models made between 2010 to 2020 have experience “Fire Risk Issues”. Multiple owners have contacted Hyundai in that timeframe to issue complaints regarding their engines failing & lighting into flames. Engineers with Hyundai have determined solutions behind the reoccurring issue, prompting the recall.
NHTSA Documents identified the models that could have engines fail. Details regarding engine failure were provided by Hyundai, noting that rod bearings can wear prematurely & prompt engines to move drastically inside the hood. Continued bashing against the hood enforces multiple problems for drivers, including the vehicle stalling unexpectedly on city roads & highways.
Reports indicate that oil pressure is lowered after rod bearing are worn down, which follows are those bearing puncture the engine & oil begins leaking. Higher temperatures under the hood and multiple ignition sources cause the rare instance of engines catching on fire. Most selecting Hyundai isn’t familiar with internal combustion associated with engines, meaning these issues are hard to locate unless the auto manufacturer recalls those models. Below are the designated vehicles meant for recall.
- 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe.
- 2011-2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.
- 2015-2016 Hyundai Veloster.
- The Positives & Negatives of Recalls
Hyundai Dealerships have informed known customers purchasing those models that the recall has been initiated. There are positives & negatives associated with providing a dealership with your vehicle. Recalls can benefit customers with the mentioned problem, meaning Hyundai owners with worn down rod bearings receive free-of-charge repairs. The negative associated with free repairs is the timeframe related to completion. Hyundai dealerships won’t likely return vehicles for months, with mechanics having to receive training & then locate the time needed to repair multiple cars.
There’s another benefit for drivers having their Hyundai’s recalled, with the auto manufacturer confirming that updated models will obtain the “Knock Sensor Detection System”. KSDS has defined recent Hyundai’s with improved safety measures.