Hyundai Recall Traced to Heat Treatment Induction Coil



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More than 400 Hyundai vehicles have been recalled due to concerns about defective crankshaft assemblies, according to information released by the National Transportation Safety Administration. In May 2017, Hyundai Motor America (HMA) received a report from a customer about a knocking sound during operation of his 2017 Santa Fe sport utility vehicle and initiated an investigation. An inspection of recovered engine assemblies revealed that engine bearings had seized due to improperly produced crankshaft pin surfaces, a condition traced back to a crankshaft heat treatment coil that was improperly positioned during production in January 2017.

A total of four reports of 2017 Santa Fe vehicles exhibiting abnormal engine noise were received by the company. In addition, one of these reports indicated the vehicle had stalled due to eventual failure of the engine. Although Hyundai is not aware of any accidents, injuries, or customer complaints related to this condition, HMA decided to conduct a voluntary safety recall and notified dealers in September. Owners were informed via first class mail in October. It is estimated that no more than 25 percent of the vehicles affected by the recall actually contain the defective parts.

To view the Safety Recall Report posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or to learn what to do if you own a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, click here: Part 573 Safety Recall Report.

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