Hyundai Motor Group Recalls Vehicles Over Engine Fire Risk

Back in January, both Hyundai and Kia began recalling over four million vehicles because of an engine fire risk, where the vehicles would randomly catch fire. At the time, the Center for Auto Safety was receiving, on average, one new fire complaint each day. The fix was that each vehicle would be upgraded with a new engine knock sensor, which is able to detect early wear and tear on engine bearings.

After these recalls, Hyundai has now announced that they are expanding this original recall, at the request of the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration. The new recall will include 2012-2016 Kia Souls, 2011-2013 Hyundai Tucsons, and 2011-2012 Kia Sportages. While the exact issue varies amongst the vehicles, there are an assortment of different engine faults that could all lead to a fire.

For the Kia Souls, there is an issue with the catalytic converter where high exhaust gas temperatures may cause damage to the converter. Essentially, an oil leak could happen from the piston rod if abnormal engine combustion or damage to an engine piston occurs. If this leak does happen, and the oil comes into contact with the exhaust, the vehicle could catch fire. Kia will be upgrading the Catalytic Overheating Protection Engine Control logic and replacing the catalytic converter if necessary.

For the Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage, the recall will require Hyundai to contact affected owners once they know how to fix the faulty oil pan that may leak oil. They currently do not have a solution.

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