Recent Hyundai Recall News
Owners of the 3rd generation Tucson (2016-2021) are being urged to not park near anything that can burn until they have their ABS fuses replaced. If you're wondering if that's as bad as it sounds, it is. Multiple SUVs have caught on fire, both while parked and in motion, leading to a recall of nearly 800,000 vehicles.
The 1st generation Veracruz (2007-2012) has been recalled a second time to fix oil sneaking past defects in a valve cover gasket and damaging the alternator. The oil-soaked alternator will lose voltage, leading to problems such as the battery system not properly charging or the vehicle entering "limp home" mode while driving.
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.
Hyundai is recalling 120,000 Tucson SUVs because their oil pans can leak, damaging the engine or starting fires. The automaker says there’s a problem with the sealant they used for the 2011-2013 model years.
Hyundai is recalling nearly 100,000 engines with fuel tubes that were misaligned, improperly tightened, or otherwise damaged during installation. This lets gas can spray out onto hot surfaces and is the **perfect recipe for engine fires. It gets worse.
A sunroof isn’t supposed to close when it detects an object in the way. However there’s an issue in the way the 2018 Elantra GT’s sunroof motor was programmed that could turn it into a slow, dull, but strong guillotine.
The 2018 Santa Fe Sport already has an airbag recall. The side curtain airbag probably won't deploy properly to be able to protect an occupant. In addition, Hyundai says it can't guarantee the detached diffuser will remain in the airbag, and if it doesn't, occupants could be harmed by the projectile.
A previous brake switch recall has been expanded to include over 390,000 Elantras from the 2013 and 2014 model years.
Hyundai noticed an increased warranty claim rate for Elantras that weren't included in the 2016 recall. Brake pedal stopper pads were collected from the vehicles that were built between 2012 and 2014.
Back in March, Hyundai recalled 978,000 cars to inspect and fix seat belt linkages and the pretensioner. Now those vehicles have been recalled again for the same problems.
The 2018 Santa Fe Sport has been recalled for suspension issues, although most of the affected vehicles haven’t been sold yet. Hyundai is recalling about 200 model year 2018 Santa Fe Sport SUVs at risk of losing control while on the roads.