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Hyundai recalls Velosters, Sonata Hybrids and Santa Fe vehicles

Engine damage may cause a stall or a fire

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Hyundai Motor Americais recalling 128,948 model year 2015-2016 Velosters, 2012 Santa Fe vehicles, model year 2011-2013 and model year 2016 Sonata Hybrids.

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

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

What to do

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine. If bearing damage is found, the engine will be replaced.

Dealers also will install a software update containing a new Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS). Repairs will be performed free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin January 22, 2021.

Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at (855) 371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 198.

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