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Recall Roundup: Hyundai, Kia Recall Nearly 1.2 Million Vehicles Due to Engine Issue

Recall Roundup: Hyundai, Kia Recall Nearly 1.2 Million Vehicles Due to Engine Issue

By Joseph Dobrian, April 10, 2017

During the past week, various automakers recalled a total of more than 1,280,000 light passenger vehicles. The largest of these come from Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America, which have recalled 572,000 and 618,160 vehicles, respectively. The recalls mainly affect vehicles from the 2013-2017 model years, although American Honda Motor Co. has recalled 37,421Accord Coupe vehicles from the 2003 model year.

2013 Hyundai Sonata photoDetails for each safety recall are on the pages that follow, in alphabetical order by car brand.

2017 Audi A3, S3 Sedan

  • Number of vehicles affected: 11,618
  • Issue: In a lower-speed crash situation, the air bag control unit software may deploy the passenger frontal air bag improperly if the front-seat passenger is sitting on the edge of the seat or is laying in the seat with the seat reclined.
  • Remedy: Audi will notify owners, and dealers will update the air bag control module software free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin in April 2017. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 69Q3
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V196000


2014 Fiat 500L

  • Number of vehicles affected: 25,592
  • Issue: The powertrain control module (PCM) software calibration may be incorrect, limiting the engine to idle speed and torque even when the accelerator pedal is fully depressed.
  • Remedy: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), the maker of Fiat, will notify owners, and dealers will update the PCM software free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin May 5, 2017. Owners may contact the Fiat Information Center at 1-888-242-6342.
  • Manufacturer recall number: T19
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V192000


2003 Honda Accord Coupe

  • Number of vehicles affected: 37,421
  • Issue: If the passenger frontal air bag module has been replaced, such as after a crash necessitating frontal air bag deployment, the replacement air bag module may include a Takata air bag inflator. These inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to lower absolute humidity, temperature, and temperature cycling.
  • Remedy: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle and replace any Takata inflator used in the passenger frontal air bag module free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin May 1, 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138.
  • Manufacturer recall number: KF0
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V220000


2016 Honda Pilot 2WD and AWD

  • Number of vehicles affected: 136
  • Issue: The fuel tank may leak.
  • Remedy: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin April 24, 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138.
  • Manufacturer recall number: KE8
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V219000


2017 Hyundai Elantra

  • Number of vehicles affected: 99
  • Issue: A damaged electronic power steering (MDPS) connector may result in a loss of electric power steering assistance.
  • Remedy: Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the EPS motor free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin April 28, 2017. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-243-7766.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 161
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V213000


2013-2014 Hyundai Santa Fe
2013-2014 Hyundai Sonata

  • Number of vehicles affected: 572,000
  • Issue: Machining errors during the engine manufacturing process may cause premature bearing wear within the engine.
  • Remedy: Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine, replacing the engine short block, as necessary, free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin May 19, 2017. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 162
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V226000


2011-2014 Kia Optima
2011-2014 Kia Sorento
2011-2014 Kia Sportage

  • Number of vehicles affected: 618,160
  • Issue: Machining errors during the engine manufacturing process may cause premature bearing wear within the engine.
  • Remedy: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine assembly, and replace the engine, if necessary, free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin May 25, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542.
  • Manufacturer recall number: SC147
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V224000


2016-2017 Mini Cooper Clubman, Cooper S Clubman, JCW Clubman

  • Number of vehicles affected: 16,883
  • Issue: When the vehicle is braking and the turn signal is on, the inner, bumper-mounted brake light will go out.
  • Remedy: Mini will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the vehicle to correct the brake lighting free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin May 22, 2017. Owners may contact Mini customer service at 1-866-825-1525.
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V222000


2016-2017 Ram 1500

  • Number of vehicles affected: 30
  • Issue: The differential pin retaining screw may come loose while driving, potentially causing the differential to break or lock up.
  • Remedy: FCA, the maker of Ram, will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the differential retaining pin free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin May 7, 2017. Owners may contact FCA customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
  • Manufacturer recall number: T20
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V198000

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