Hyundai is recalling approximately 129,000 model-year 2011-13 and 2016 Sonata Hybrid sedans, and model-year 2015-16 Veloster coupes due to premature wear on connecting rod bearings. The premature wear can lead to a damaged engine that can cause a stall and/or a fire, increasing the risk of a crash.
Hyundai began notifying owners on Jan. 22. Owners can call the automaker at 855-371-9460 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the issue, dealers will inspect the engine and if bearing damage is found, the engine will be replaced. Dealers will also install a software update containing a new knock sensor detection system.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.