2012 Hyundai SONATA Engine Recall

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2012 Hyundai SONATA Engine Recall

 NHTSA Recall #115522
NHTSA Compaign #15V568000
MFG Compaign #132
 ManufacturerHyundai Motor America
 Model Year2012
 Date of notification06/01/16
 Begin date of manufacuring11/12/09
 End date of manufacturing12/04/12
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received10/09/15
 Report created10/09/15
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units470000
 Defect summaryHyundai motor america (hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 sonata vehicles manufactured december 11, 2009, to april 12, 2012 at hyundai motor manufacturing alabama and equipped with either a 2. 0 liter or 2. 4 liter gasoline direct injection engine. In the affected vehicles, metallic debris may not have been fully removed during manufacturing of the engine crankshaft. If the debris was not completely removed, oil flow may be restricted through the connecting rod bearings, causing connecting rod damage. A worn connecting rod bearing will produce a metallic, cyclic knocking noise from the engine and possible engine failure.
 Consequence summaryEngine failure would result in a vehicle stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionHyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace the engine assembly, as necessary, free of charge. Additionally, hyundai motor america will increase the warranty for the engine sub-assembly (short block) to 10 years/120,000 miles for both original and subsequent owners of 2011 and 2012 sonatas manufactured at hyundai motor manufacturing alabama equipped with 2. 0 liter and 2. 4 liter gasoline direct injection engines. Interim notifications were mailed to owners starting on october 8, 2015. A second notification will be mailed when parts are available. Owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059 or by visiting www. Hyundaiusa. Com/campaign132. Hyundai's number for this recall is 132.
 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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