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Issue Overview

In close coordination with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Hyundai has recalled more than one million vehicles to address a manufacturing issue that could lead to engine failure and in certain circumstances an engine fire. While the majority of incidents among affected vehicles are limited to engine knocking, there have been instances of stalling, meaning the engine may stop running while the vehicle is being driven. Importantly, drivers in this situation can maintain control of the vehicle as brakes, steering and safety devices like airbags remain operational. Typically, as an engine becomes inoperable, drivers will be alerted by warning lights and sounds, and while the engine may experience some hesitation, drivers should have time to safely move the vehicle off the road. Nothing is more important than the safety and security of Hyundai customers.

Affected Vehicles

Affected vehicles include:

Certain model year 2011-14 Sonatas

Certain model year 2013-14 Santa Fe Sports

VIN Validation

Input your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to verify if it is affected by these recalls.

What To Look Out For

Among the symptoms to watch and listen for:
1. A knocking noise from the engine that increases in frequency as the engine rpm increases.
2. Reduced power and/or hesitation and vibration.
3. Illumination of the “check engine” light in the instrument cluster.
4. Illumination of the “engine oil pressure” warning lamp.

If you are experiencing any of these conditions, immediately take your vehicle to a Hyundai dealer for inspection. To find the Hyundai dealer nearest you, visit https://www.hyundaiusa.com/dealer-locator or call the Hyundai Customer Care Center at (855) 671-3059.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to find answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, you may contact the Hyundai Customer Care Center at (855) 671-3059 or consumeraffairs@hmausa.com and our team will be happy to assist you.   

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