Hyundai Motor America is recalling 16,487 model year 2013 Velosters equipped with 1.6 liter turbo engines.
The engine management software may cause premature ignition (pre-ignition) of the air/fuel mixture in the engine.
The resulting excessive cylinder pressure may damage the engine which can increase the risk of a fire or cause an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
What to do
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will update the engine management software, free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin May 13, 2019.
Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 182.