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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 2012 Santa Fes and 2013-14 Santa Fe Sports

Certain model year 2015-2016 Velosters


Certain model year 2011-2013 and 2016 Sonata Hybrids

Vehicles Eligible For A Software Update

Certain model year 2011-19 Sonatas

Certain model year 2012 Santa Fes, 2013-18 Santa Fe Sports and 2019 Santa Fes


Certain model year 2014-15 and 2018-19 Tucsons

Certain model year 2015-2016 and 2019 Velosters

Certain model year 2011-2013 and 2016 Sonata Hybrids

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 of these vehicles for both original and subsequent owners for certain engine repairs. If your vehicle experiences an engine issue, please contact the nearest Hyundai dealer for evaluation and determination of warranty coverage or visit Hyundai’s online Customer Assistance Center at

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 has 11 models with a TOP SAFETY PICK+ or TOP SAFETY PICK from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for 2021 – 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 J.D. Power’s 2021 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS) and third among mainstream brands in the 2021 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS).

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