Two well-known automakers are Recalling almost 425 thousand of their cars due to the risk of engine fires. Cars with problematic engines will either repair or replace the engine with a new one for free.
South Korean automakers Kia and Hyundai are Recalling a total of 424 thousand cars due to the threat of engine fire. Kia recalls 295 thousand vehicles in the United States, Hyundai-129 thousand writes Car Buzz.
So, Kia models will be sent to the services: Sorento, Sportage, Forte, hybrid Optima and Soul, which were released in 2012-2015 and were equipped with problematic 2.4 Theta II and 2.0 Nu engines.
Together with Kia, 129,000 Hyundai Santa Fe (2011-2013), Sonata Hybrid (2016), and Veloster (2015-2016) will be tested.
The service centers will check the car for the smell of burning or smoke when the engine is running, and also check whether there are any extraneous noises. If a malfunction is detected, the car will be repaired or provided with a new engine for free.
It is noted that such a mass recall of cars from automakers in South Korea is not the first. Previously, because of the 2.4 Theta II and 2.0 Nu engines, 1.5 million Hyundai Sonata, Santa Fe and Tucson, as well as Kia Optima, Sorento and Sportage of different years were sent for repair. For example, in 2019, 1.8 million Kia and 2.3 million Hyundai cars were repaired.
Recall that Toyota recalled 3.2 million cars due to problems with the fuel pump.
Earlier we wrote that the Chinese Chery recalled more than 175 thousand cars.