Toronto, Ontario — Hyundai Auto Canada and Kia Canada have released a recall—or, in the automakers’ words, a ‘product improvement campaign’—affecting more than 300,000 vehicles in Canada.
The recall affects the automakers’ natural aspirated 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine, as well as the turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine. Both Hyundai and Kia will perform an engine control module update on the affected vehicles to assure its ability to detect potential problems prior to engine failure. Not only could a failed engine cost thousands of dollars to repair, but it causes a sudden loss of power—introducing huge risks to safety.
Hyundai Canada is recalling 275,533 cars and SUVS, including the 2019 Santa Fe; the 2019 Veloster; all Sante Fe Sport models from 2013 through 2018; 2014, 2015 and 2019 Tuscon models; and all Hyundai Sonata models from 2011 through 2019.
Kia Canada is recalling 26,082 cars and SUVs, including the 2019 and 2020 Sportage models, the 2019 Optima and the 2019 Sorrento.
Hyundai Canada has said owners of Santa Fe Sport, Sonata and Tuscon vehicles who received a similar recall fix in March 2019—which involved 255,000 vehicles—do not require the new update.
Hyundai owners can visit www.hyundaiengineinfo.ca for more information.
Kia Canada owners can click here for more information.
Source: Collision Repair Magazine