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Hyundai recalls model year 2017 Tucson and Sonata Hybrids over fire risks

Engine damage may cause a stall or fire

2016 Hyundai Tucson
Photo source: Hyundai
Hyundai Motor America is recalling 95,515 model year 2017 Tucson and Sonata Hybrids.

The connecting rod bearings inside the engine may wear prematurely, which can result in engine damage.

A damaged engine can increase the risk of a fire or cause an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Dealers will inspect the engine and replace it if bearing damage is found. Dealers will also install a software update containing a new Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS). Repairs will be performed free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on November 12, 2021.

Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at (855) 371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 209.

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