Thousands of Hyundai and Kia Vehicles Recalled for Possible Engine Failure
Kia and Hyundai drivers beware—a recent recall of thousands of vehicles for possible engine failure could affect you.
On March 31, Kia Motors America (which is affiliated with Hyundai) announced that it was recalling select 2011-2014 Optimas, 2012-2014 Sorentos and 2011-2013 Sportage vehicles.
According to the recall, bearing wear may result in the engine seizing, increasing the risk of a crash. Kia says it's possible that 618,160 vehicles are affected.
Kia says that it will notify owners and that those are affected can take their vehicles to dealers who will inspect the engine assembly and replace it if necessary at no cost to the owner.
The recall is expected to begin May 25, 2017.
Hyundai is also recalling a slew of units due to potential engine malfunction.
Much like Kia vehicles, bearing wear in the affected Hyundai models may result in engine seizure. Up to 572,000 units could be affected.
The vehicles targeted in the recall include some 2013-2014 Sonata and Santa Fe vehicles.
If your vehicle is included in this recall, Hyundai will notify you and advise you to see your dealer, free of charge, for any necessary repairs.
The recall is expected to begin May 19, 2017.