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News Hyundai Issues Two Recalls, Covering More Than 110,000 Vehicles

Hyundai Issues Two Recalls, Covering More Than 110,000 Vehicles

Extensive Hyundai recalls for fire risks

  • First is a new recall on 2.0L Nu engines not covered under previous campaigns

  • Second a re-do of an existing risk of brake system fire


Transport Canada has just issued two new recall notices that affect more than 110,000 Hyundai vehicles. The two recalls concern two different issues that could lead to fire or engine failure, and are expansions of existing similar recalls for the brand.

The first affects 2019 and 2020 model year versions of the Hyundai Elantra, Kona, and Veloster (and 2021 Kona) equipped with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine known as the Nu engine. The notice says that on these engines, the “piston oil rings may be defective.” Which it says can lead to increased engine wear, increased oil consumption, and that if you drive the vehicle with low oil pressure “the engine could fail.” It concerns 60,698 vehicles, and the recall says Hyundai will inspect the engine and replace if necessary. If it does not need replacement, Piston-ring Noise Sensing System software will be added to alert the driver of damage before a failure occurs.

Hyundai has previously issued recalls on the 2.0L Nu engine in other vehicles including more than 100,000 units of the Elantra (2014-2016, Sonata (2017), and Tucson (’14-’17) models for a similar risk of engine failure and fire. Some Kia models are also affected.

The second recall is a replacement of one issued last year. It covers 52,304 units of the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport from model years 2013-2015. This recall could see brake fluid enter the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit leading to short circuit and possible fire. For this recall, Hyundai is recommending parking outdoors and away from other vehicles and structures. Vehicles repaired under Hyundai recall R0172 for this issue will require this new repair.

 

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