What is wrong with some of Hyundai’s engines?
We told you in December of a recall and class action lawsuit against several of its vehicles in Canada. Now, the company is conducting what it calls a “product improvement campaign” to update the engine control module on nearly 150,000 Hyundai vehicles across the country.
The goal of all of this is to help spot potential problems before the engine breaks down.
The affected models are the 2014-2016 Elantra, 2017 Sonata Hybrid and 2014-2017 Tucson equipped with a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine, as well as the 2014-2013 Sonata Hybrid and 2010-2013 Tucson equipped with a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine, 4 liters.
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Hyundai will be contacting owners shortly to ask them to bring their vehicle to a dealership to update the engine control module software.
If you own any of the models identified above and notice an unusual engine noise, low power, or even a check engine light (Check Engine) or oil pressure that comes on, Hyundai recommends that you go to a dealer immediately to have your vehicle inspected.
Recall that in March 2019, Hyundai Canada announced a recall on 255,000 cars and SUVs, again to update the engine control module to detect potential problems before a failure. The recalled models were the 2013 to 2018 Santa Fe Sport, the 2014 to 2015 Tucson and the 2011 to 2018 Sonata.
In any case, Hyundai does not recognize specific problems with the engine, but sees fit to “add a degree of protection” to the control module in question.
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