Hyundai is recalling selected 2013-2014 Sonata mid-sizing sedans for a opportunity gas hose leak that can raise the risk of a hearth, the NHTSA disclosed this week.
The 2013-2014 Sonata and 2013-2014 Kia Optima experienced formerly been recalled for a gas hose that can crack prematurely and leak gasoline. The tape and zip-tie cure for these previously recollects did not stick. With the new recall, the fuel line will be changed at no value to proprietors. With out the appropriate repair, the leaking gas could come in get hold of with a spark or ignition resource that could cause a hearth in the motor compartment.
The recall encompasses 215,171 Sonatas. Homeowners may possibly smell fuel on vehicles outfitted with both the 2.-liter turbo-4 or 2.4-liter inline-4 engines. Hyundai claimed 138 incidents in the earlier two several years of the defect, but the automaker reported there ended up no regarded crashes, fires, or injuries. Hybrid variations of each sedans from those product decades ended up recalled for a independent fire possibility.
Hyundai and sister brand name Kia have issued a collection of recalls for elevated fireplace danger for a assortment of causes, ranging from a defective electrical socket (2011-2012 automobiles) to a short circuit in the braking method (2006-2011 Elantras).
Proprietors will be notified by mail as early as July 5, and will be instructed to take their influenced Sonata into a vendor to have the gasoline feed line changed at no charge, regardless of guarantee standing. Hyundai homeowners who paid for gas line repairs to handle the leak will be reimbursed.
For much more facts, get in touch with get hold of Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460 or visit the brand’s recall site.