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Hyundai and Kia Recall

Two well-known car companies, Hyundai and Kia, are issuing recalls for some of their most popular vehicles. The recall comes after the discovery that the engines in the vehicles have the potential to fail, which will cause them to stall, thus increasing the likelihood that the vehicle will be involved in a car accident.

This recall is set to affect almost 1.2 million vehicles made by Hyundai and Kia. The vehicles that are affected by the recall are:

  • 2013-2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport SUV
  • 2013-2014 Hyundai Sonata
  • 2011-2014 Kia Optima
  • 2011-2013 Kia Sportage SUV
  • 2012-2014 Kia Sorento SUV

Both Hyundai and Kia believe that during the manufacturing of the vehicles affected by the recall some debris was left in the engines. The debris has the ability to restrict the flow of oil to the connecting rod bearings in the engines of the vehicles. The restricted oil flow can increase the temperatures which may cause the bearings to become worn out and fail, which can cause the engines to stall. 

The recall will officially begin on May 19, 2017. Both companies will be notifying the owners of the recalled vehicles of the recall. Owners will then be able to take their vehicles to Hyundai and Kia dealerships to have their engines inspected. If when under inspection, the dealerships find the debris that causes the engine problems, they will fix the problem at no cost to the owner.

What do you think about this recall?

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