Hyundai has just announced a recall for more than 215,000 vehicles in the United States and an additional recall with Kia that affects 32 vehicles nationwide.
Two recall effects 2013-2014 Hyundai Sonata models that were produced between November 26, 2012 and February 7, 2014. The withdrawal comes as a response to a previous one that did not completely resolve any issues related to the fuel feed line. .
An error report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals that in an earlier recall, it was revealed that the fuel feed line connecting the low-pressure fuel pump directly to the injection fuel pump may be damaged or leaking. Vehicles that had fuel feed lines that showed visible damage were replaced when there was no damage. They were wrapped in heat-resistant tape at the connection between the low-pressure fuel pipe and the fuel pump. As it turns out, this heat-resistant tape may be insufficient to prevent leakage, so vehicles with the tape are being withdrawn.
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Hyundai will fix the problem by installing new fuel feed lines in all affected vehicles. Both the dealer and the owner will be notified by first class mail on 5 July.
As a second recall, it affected two Hyundai cars and 30 cars from Kia ৷ The investigation revealed that the retention bolt in the U-joint connecting the steering column to the steering rack may have been installed with insufficient torque during vehicle assembly. This can result in disconnection of the steering column from the steering rack.
The recall affects two 2021-2022 Hyundai Accent models manufactured by Kia Motor Mexico, as well as six 2021-2022 Kia Rio models manufactured between September 8, 2021 and February 21, 2022, in addition to the 24 May 2021-2022 models manufactured at Kia Fortes 28, 2021 to March 8, 2022.
Both Hyundai and Kia dealers will fix the problem by tightening the bolt in the specification.