Hyundai Recalls 215K Sonatas Over Fire Risks

Hyundai has recalled over 215,000 Sonata sedan cars because they have a faulty low-pressure fuel hose that may crack and leak fuel, causing a fire hazard.

The recall affects certain 2013 and 214 Sonatas and is the second time most of the vehicles have been recalled for the same issue, which occurred in 2020.

According to the recall notice, the affected cars have a low-pressure fuel hose that connects the low-pressure fuel pump to the direct injection fuel pump. The hsse may crack over time from heat generated within the engine compartment, which can increase the risk of a fire, Hyundai said.

To repair the issue, Hyundai dealers will replace the low-pressure fuel hose at no charge to vehicle owners. Impacted Sonata owners will be notified of the recall starting on July 5.

In the initial recall, dealers installed heat-resistant tape if the hoses were not damaged. The hoses were replaced if they were damaged at that time.

Questions about the recall can be directed to Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460.

Hyundai said that it received 138 reports of problems related to the recall in the US but no reports of crashes, fires, or injuries.


Photo: Reuters/Stephen Lam


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