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Recall 17V226000

Engine Wears And Seizes

Recall Details

The bearings inside the engine may wear resulting in a the engine seizing. This would possibly strand occupants or cause an accident. Dealers will inspect the engine and replace the engine short block when necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The bearings inside the engine could wear prematurely due to machining issues during manufacturing. If the engine seizes as a result, a fire could occur., and the engine would lose vehicle propulsion.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Hyundai must be performed by a Hyundai dealership. Hyundai will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in May, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Hyundai dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with

Engine, March 31, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 31, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
572,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V226000
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Summary
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2013-2014 Sonata and Santa Fe Sport vehicles. Machining errors during the engine manufacturing process may cause premature bearing wear within the engine.
Consequence
Bearing wear may result in the engine seizing, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine, replacing the engine short block, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 19, 2017. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 162.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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