Hyundai Vehicles Affected: In separate recalls notices, approximately 620 model-year 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV models equipped with 3.3-liter engines and model-year 2018 Santa Fe Sport SUVs
The Problem: In the affected Santa Fes, the crankshaft assemblies may have been produced with surface irregularities in the crankshaft pin, causing engine-bearing wear that may cause the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
In the affected Hyundai Santa Fe Sports model, the front coil springs may have been improperly manufactured and could fracture under certain loads while driving; this could result in the tire being punctured, causing a loss of control and increasing the risk of a crash. Hyundai said all of the affected Santa Fe Sports are currently unsold on dealer lots.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect the affected Hyundai Santa Fe models and replace the engine, as necessary, for free. For the Santa Fe Sports, dealers will replace both front coil springs for free prior to the vehicle’s sale.
What Owners Should Do: Hyundai will begin notifying Santa Fe owners on Oct. 18. Owners can call the automaker at 855-371-9460 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or visit www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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