Consumers should know that Hyundai has issued an urgent recall pertaining to 2019-2020 Model Year Elantra vehicles due to defective engines.
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What Year Hyundai Elantras are Covered by the Recall?
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling 158,493 2019-2020 Elantra cars, equipped with the 2.0L Nu MPI engine. The recall also includes 2019-2021 Veloster and Kona vehicles that are equipped with the 2.0L Nu MPI engine. To see if your car is affected, you can enter the VIN of your vehicle on the NHTSA website.
Hyundai had issued a similar recall previously for nearly 150,000 2021 Seltos models that were equipped with the same engine. Additionally, 2020 and 2021 Kia Souls were also recalled.
Why is there a Hyundai Elantra recall?
The affected models had engines assembled with piston oil rings that were inconsistently heat-treated. With this defect, oil can be consumed in excess, leading to a knocking sound and the potential for the motor to stall or seize completely.
If the engine stalls at the wrong time, it could be extremely dangerous. Plus, a seized engine might lead to a connecting rod puncture through the engine block, which could also cause an oil leak or car fire. There have been reports of five vehicle fires among the recalled models, but Hyundai has not confirmed if they were caused by this defect.
The problem might become noticeable because of a dashboard warning light, reduced power, engine hesitation, burning oil smells, knocking noise or smoke.
What to do if your Hyundai Elantra is recalled?
Hyundai began notifying customers in June 2021 of the recall. Owners are told to take their vehicle to the dealership for a complimentary inspection. At this visit, engine control software will be updated. The Piston Ring Noise Sensing System (PNSS) software is used to monitor for signs of problems.
However, if the Hyundai vehicle has already suffered engine damage, the motor will be replaced at no charge to the customer.
What if you received a Hyundai Elantra recall notice, but there aren’t parts to repair the vehicle?
It’s possible that you receive a recall notice on your Elantra and then learn your dealership does not yet have the parts to fix the issue. This might be because there aren’t enough parts or the car company may not even have the replacement parts designed yet. We’ve be receiving reports that Hyundai does not currently have the parts to make the repairs.
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What are your Rights?
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