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Hyundai Elantra Recall 08V429000

Problem with Fuel Pump May Cause Engine Hesitation

Engine, September 15, 2008

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

The engine may be hard to start or hesitate on acceleration. Engine hesitation or other performance issues may increase the risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the engine may hesitate without warning. Please contact your Hyundai dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Summary:

The fuel pump motor may not have uniform electrical contacts, causing the fuel pump not to produce the fuel pressure needed for the fuel injection system. This condition could cause hard starting or engine hesitation. Engine hesitation or other performance issues may increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the fuel pump subassembly free of charge. The recall began September 15, 2008.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2008

Manufacturer's Report Date: September 15, 2008

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V429000

NHTSA Action Number: PE08044

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Potential Number of Units Affected: 65,000

Summary: HYUNDAI IS RECALLING 65,000 MY 2008 ELANTRA VEHICLES WITH 2.0 LITER BETA ENGINES. THE FUEL PUMP MOTOR MAY NOT HAVE THE PROPER UNIFORM INTERNAL ELECTRICAL SURFACE CONTACT. THIS MAY CAUSE THE FUEL PUMP TO PRODUCE LESS PUMPING PRESSURE THAN REQUIRED TO SUPPLY THE FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM.

Consequence: POOR ENGINE STARTING AND HESITATION MAY RESULT. OTHER ENGINE PERFORMANCE ISSUES MAY ALSO RESULT INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL PUMP SUBASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI AT 1-800-633-5151.

Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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