Hyundai has announced a recall for approximately 95,500 model-year 2017 Sonata Hybrid sedans and Tucson compact SUVs due to faulty connecting rod bearings. A production flaw could lead to premature wear in the connecting rod bearings which can result in engine damage, engine fire, and vehicle stalls, increasing the risk of a crash.
Hyundai will begin notifying owners on Nov. 12. 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 problem, dealers will inspect the engine and if any bearing damage is detected, the engine will be replaced. Affected vehicles will also get an enhanced engine control software update with 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.