Select Page

Hyundai Engine Recall and Software Update Information

Hyundai has issued engine-related recalls and a software update for some of its models. Click the VIN validation link below to find out if your vehicle is affected.

VIN Validation

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

Recall Affected Vehicles

Certain model year 2011-14 Sonatas
Certain model year 2013-14 Santa Fe Sports

Vehicles Eligible For A Software Update

Certain model year 2011-19 Sonatas
Certain model year 2013-18 Santa Fe Sports and 2019 Santa Fes
Certain model year 2014-15 and 2018-19 Tucsons

 Certain model year 2019 Velosters

What Is A VIN?

A Vehicle Identification Number, commonly known as a VIN, is a unique 17-character number used to identify an individual vehicle’s manufacturer, model, body style and engine size.

Where Do I Find My VIN?

Driver’s side dashboard (viable from the windshield)
Inside driver’s side door jamb (on a sticker)

Vehicle insurance card
Vehicle title record (pink slip)

Warranty Extension

Hyundai has extended the warranty to 10 years and 120,000 miles (up from 100,000 miles) for original and subsequent owners of certain model year 2011-19 Sonatas, 2013-18 Santa Fe Sports and 2019 Santa Fes, 2014-15 and 2018-19 Tucsons and 2019 Velosters for engine repairs needed due to connecting rod bearing damage. Hyundai will provide a lifetime warranty for certain of these vehicles as part of the resolution of a pending class action lawsuit. Visit for complete details on the proposed settlement.

Hyundai’s Commitment To Safety And Security

Hyundai is committed to ensuring the quality and integrity of all our products through continuous improvement. In the event of a safety-related defect in one of our vehicles, Hyundai acts swiftly and efficiently to recall and fix the problem at no cost to affected customers.

Vehicles sold by Hyundai are among the safest in the industry. Hyundai is tied for the most models (10) with a Top Safety Pick+ or Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for 2020 – one of the automotive industry’s most recognized and rigorous tests. Hyundai quality is also among the best in the industry, ranking above the industry average in both J.D. Power’s 2020 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS) and 2020 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS).

All Hyundai vehicles are backed by Hyundai Owner Assurance, an offering that includes America’s Best Warranty.