2012 Hyundai SONATA HYBRID Engine Recall

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2012 Hyundai SONATA HYBRID Engine Recall

 NHTSA Recall #150219
NHTSA Compaign #20V746000
MFG Compaign #198
 ManufacturerHyundai Motor America
 Model Year2012
 Date of notification23/02/24
 Begin date of manufacuring23/02/24
 End date of manufacturing23/02/24
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received01/12/20
 Report created02/12/20
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units128948
 Defect summaryHyundai motor america (hyundai) is recalling certain 2015-2016 veloster, 2012 santa fe, 2011-2013 sonata hybrid, and 2016 sonata hybrid vehicles. The connecting rod bearings inside the engine may wear prematurely, which over time can result in engine damage.
 Consequence summaryA damaged engine can increase the risk of a fire or it can cause an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionHyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine. If bearing damage is found, the engine will be replaced. Dealers will also install a software update containing a new knock sensor detection system (ksds). Repairs will be performed free of charge. Owners were notified of the safety risk on january 25, 2021. A second letter will be mailed once the remedy is available. Owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 198.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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