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Hyundai Engine Recall and Software Update Information



Engine Monitoring Technology and Extended Warranty

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Engine Monitoring Technology And Extended Warranty

In an effort to continually improve our product and as prompted in part by the recalls, Hyundai has developed new engine monitoring technology called a “knock sensor detection system.” The technology enables the detection of potential early engine issues caused by excessive bearing wear, and has been evaluated by one of the world’s leading engineering and scientific consulting firms. Customers are being notified through multiple points of contact. The technology is being installed on model year 2011-18 Sonatas, 2013-18 Santa Fe Sports, and certain 2014-15 and 2018 Tucsons through a free software update performed by any Hyundai dealer.

Knock Sensor System: How It Works

Additionally, Hyundai has increased the warranty to 10 years and 120,000 miles (up from 100,000 miles) for original and subsequent owners of model year 2011-18 Sonatas, 2013-18 Santa Fe Sports, and certain 2014-15 and 2018 Tucsons for engine repairs needed due to connecting rod bearing damage.

Affected Vehicles

Affected vehicles include:

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

VIN Validation

Input your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to verify if you are eligible for this software update.

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 the most models (11) with a Top Safety Pick+ or Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for 2019 – one of the automotive industry’s most recognized and rigorous tests.  Hyundai quality is also among the best in the industry, ranking as the second-highest non-premium brand in J.D. Power’s 2019 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS) and fifth place of mainstream brands in J.D. Power’s 2019 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS).

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

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