Hyundai is recalling 187,000 vehicles but says the "root cause" of five 2.0L Nu MPI engine fires is still undetermined.
Just a hunch, but it might have something to do with connecting rods blasting holes in the engine block allowing oil to leak out onto hot surfaces where it smolders into a flame.…keep reading article "Hyundai Recalls 187,000 Vehicles For Potential Engine Fires in the 2.0L Nu MPI Engine"
Knock, knock – there’s a major defect in the 2013 Velostar’s engine management software.
A defect that manages to find a way to prematurely ignite the air/fuel mixture in 1.6-liter turbo engines. This puts way too much pressure on the cylinders resulting in knocking noises, stalling incidents, and engine fires. The 16,500 recalled vehicles will get the same software update given to 2014 owners, which Hyundai says improved these conditions.keep reading article "2013 Veloster Recalled for Engine Management Defect That Can Cause Fires"
Hyundai’s motion to dismiss panoramic sunroof lawsuit was denied, at least partially.
Hyundai filed to dismiss the shattering sunroof lawsuit and the judge agreed to dismiss almost all the lawsuit except claims based on fraud…
The judge said the plaintiffs can move forward based on claims of fraud and can amend the complaint if they want the judge to reconsider violations of consumer protection laws and unjust enrichment.
The lawsuit Billy Glenn v. Hyundai Motor America et al. still has life, but it’s up to the plaintiffs now if they want class-action certification.keep reading article "Panoramic Sunroof Class-Action Squeaks Past Hyundai’s Motion to Dismiss"
ndai has been sued because their sunroofs can explode without being struck by an object.
Plaintiff Billy Glenn filed the exploding sunroof lawsuit after the glass in his 2014 Santa Fe Sport exploded just months after purchasing the Hyundai. The sunroof was replaced, but Glenn claims the replacement sunroof also shattered and sent glass into the vehicle.
This is a Hyundai-only lawsuit, but not a Hyundai-only problem. Glass is heavy, temperamental, and doesn’t bend when you go over potholes. So until automakers stop replacing their roofs with glass, I don't see this problem going away.keep reading article "Hyundai Sued Because Their Sunroofs Can Suddenly Make it Rain Glass"
A quick update on a previous recall for busted sunroofs in the 2012 Veloster.
Hyundai originally recalled vehicles equipped with panoramic sunroofs and manufactured November 1, 2011, through April 17, 2012. The recall now includes vehicles manufactured July 4, 2011, through October 31, 2011.
The total number of recalled vehicles is around 20,000.keep reading article "The Veloster Shattering Sunroof Recall Has Expanded"
Well, that didn’t take long.
Earlier this year the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation into shattering sunroofs in the 2012 Veloster. Now Hyundai has issued a recall for that exact problem.
According to official documents, Hyundai believes the sunroof glass may have been damaged during mechanical installation at the factory. Any damage to the glass can cause it to fracture and fail under pressure.…keep reading article "A Shattered Sunroof Recall Announced for 2012 Veloster Owners"