Hyundai is recalling 130,000 U.S. cars for defective motor connecting rod bearings that may possibly dress in prematurely, top to engine failure. Hyundai said the recalled cars will receive updated engine management computer software to support the knock sensor detect vibrations that could show a destroyed connecting rod bearing. Dealers will also carry out inspections and, if required, swap the engine,
The remember covers variations of the 2015–2016 Veloster, 2012 Santa Fe, 2011–2013 Sonata Hybrid, and 2016 Sonata Hybrid. Specially, the afflicted automobiles and engines are:
• 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe with the 2.4-liter Theta II four-cylinder motor
• 2011–2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid with the 2.4-liter Theta II four-cylinder motor
• 2015–2016 Hyundai Veloster with the 1.6-liter Gamma 4-cylinder engine
• 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid with the 2.-liter Nu 4-cylinder engine
For each and every, only these vehicles produced amongst certain dates have the concern. Hyundai says it will be sending proprietors letters notifying them of the remember in late January.
Hyundai and Kia not too long ago agreed to pay a $210 million civil penalty for failing to remember 1.6 million automobiles for engine bearing difficulties in a timely vogue. That penalty was for recollects in 2015 and 2017.