Hyundai is finally recalling more than 130,000 vehicles after pressure from a federal fine. The recall involves potential engine failure and fires with regulators noting delayed action by the automaker.
According to ABC News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) delved into an investigation of Hyundai vehicles in 2019. There was a high concern and complaints over engine failures and fire risks. The Center for Auto Safety pursued a petition to further investigate the issues.
Hyundai announces that the recall is tied to a manufacturing defect involving connecting rods. Machining debris inside the vehicle engines can also block proper oil flow.
Car owners should be able to hear sounds in the engine or be notified with emergency lights before the problem persists. On January 22, Hyundai plans to announce the issue to all consumers and offer free inspections and needed repairs.
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