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Recall 19V204000

Engine Experiences Internal Damage And Stalls

Recall Details

The engine may become damaged internally due to a premature ignition condition caused by improper air and fuel management settings as commanded by engine management software. Dealers will update the engine management software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The engine may become damaged internally and stall while driving due to a premature ignition condition caused by engine management software. This could lead to an accident.

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, 2019. 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. The Hyundai recall number is 182.

Engine, March 14, 2019

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 14, 2019
NHTSA Action Number
DP18003
Potential Number of Units Affected
16,487
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
19V204000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2013 Veloster vehicles that are equipped with 1.6 liter turbo engines. The engine management software may cause premature ignition (pre-ignition) of the air/fuel mixture in the engine. The resulting excessive cylinder pressure may damage the engine.
Consequence
Engine damage can increase the risk of a fire or cause an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will update the engine management software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 13, 2019. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 182.
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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