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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. … continue reading
More than 1,300 Hyundai vehicles have burst into flames, now the government wants to know why. It’s about time. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was petitioned to look into these non-collision fires last June.
The … continue reading
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 cylin … continue reading
Multiple State Attorneys are looking to turn up the heat on Hyundai and Kia. … continue reading
Hyundai is recalling 120,000 Tucson SUVs because their oil pans can leak, damaging the engine or starting fires. … continue reading
Hyundai is questioning the merits of a class-action lawsuit that says the 1.8L Nu engine is a ticking time bomb. … continue reading
Hyundai is recalling nearly 100,000 engines with fuel tubes that were misaligned, improperly tightened, or otherwise damaged during installation. … continue reading
What are the odds that your **car will set itself on fire without ever being involved in a collision? Much higher than you’d think, especially if you’re one of these 3 million Hyundai and Kia owners. … continue reading
The 5th generation Elantra’s engine is making a ticking noise consistent with piston slap, according to a proposed class-action lawsuit.
Piston slap eventually leads to block damage, oil sludge, and complete engine failure. The lawsuitaccus … continue reading
Hyundai has announced a recall of certain 2017 Santa Fe SUVs with 3.3-liter engines.
The automaker says the crankshaft assemblies may have been manufactured with irregularities in the crankshaft pins, something that can cause the engine be … continue reading
The 2017 Ioniq EV is being recalled for stalling out.
Hyundai is recalling 218 model year Ioniq Electric cars that can stall while driving because problems occurred during manufacturing of certain parts.
Antifreeze is entering small voids … continue reading
Federal investigators are taking a look at Hyundai’s handling of Theta II engine recalls to make sure there’s no funny business going on.
“NHTSA says it took action to "investigate both the timeliness and scope of Hyundai's Theta II e … continue reading
572,000 Sonata and Santa Fe Sport vehicles are being recalled because the Theta II engines can seize at any moment.
Hyundai says machining errors occurred when the engines were built and those errors can cause the engine bearings to wear o … continue reading
A Santa Fe engine settlement for a lawsuit filed way back in 2014 has finally been approved by a judge.
The class-action lawsuit was filed by lead plaintiffs Julia Reniger and Greg Battaglia who claim their SUVs kept stalling without warni … continue reading
A Theta II engine settlement for Mendoza v. Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd., et al. has been approved by the court.
A Hyundai Sonata class-action lawsuit will receive final approval after U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman said she sees no pro … continue reading
This 2015 lawsuit accusation that Hyundai concealed defects about their Theta II engine has some teeth, according to a former Hyundai engineer.
“South Korean engineer, Kim Kwang-ho, says Hyundai knew the Theta II engines have problems that … continue reading
Hyundai is recalling 470k 2011-2012 Sonatas with 2.0L or 2.4L Theta II engines for knocking, stalling, and potential engine fires.
The “gasoline direct” engines are the first batch to come from Hyundai’s new engine factory in Alabama. If th … continue reading
Contaminated oil is carrying metal shavings on a not-so-joyful ride through the Theta II engine leading to knocks, stalls, and eventual failures according to a recent class-action filed by a Sonata owner in California.
“[The plaintiff] bro … continue reading
For years, owners of 2010-2012 Santa Fe have been saying their engines can stall at any speed. Now the issue has found its way to court.
The lawsuit claims the dealer notification letter admits the SUVs can stall because a heavy load on th … continue reading