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Hyundai, Kia recalling 37K autos around possible fuel leaks

The only Sonata impacted is the turbocharged N Line.

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The Nationwide Freeway Traffic Safety Administration announced a new recall this week affecting 37,327 Hyundai and Kia motor vehicles in the United States. All of the cars and trucks in query use the 2.5-liter turbocharged I4 motor provided by the Hyundai Motor Producing Alabama plant.

Integrated in this remember are the Hyundai Sonata N Line and Kia K5 GT sedans, as effectively the higher trim levels of the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento crossovers. All of the affected cars are from the 2021 and 2022 model several years.

“The gas pipe connecting the substantial-stress gasoline pump to the gas rail may possibly have been set up in the 2.5-liter turbocharged engines with insufficient torque in the course of assembly at the HMMA motor plant,” the NHTSA claimed in a assertion (PDF). “In addition, a minimal variety of gas pipes could have been manufactured by the provider out of specification for concentricity. As a result of insufficient torque or incorrect concentricity, gas may well leak at the pipe connections.”

It goes without expressing, but even the smallest gas leaks can mean massive hassle. Neither Hyundai or Kia are aware of any crashes or accidents related to this problem.

Sellers will either tighten or switch the vehicles’ gas pipes as necessary, and of training course the perform will be done no cost of cost. To look at if your vehicle is afflicted by this or any other recall, pay a visit to Roadshow’s how-to guideline.