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Hyundai Engine Recall

What’s included in the Hyundai Engine Recall 162 & 132

The Hyundai Engine Recall #162 and Recall #132 and NHTSA RECALL BULLETIN Reference Number: #17V226000 affects the 572,000 vehicles listed below. Hyundai has also issued service bulletin 18-01-007-1,to instruct dealer personnel on how to conduct the inspection. Service bulletin 18-01-007-1 supersedes the previous bulletin 18-01-007.
During manufacturing, Hyundai made serious machining errors that can cause premature bearing wear in the engine. That wear can cause the engine to seize, which can also increase the risk of a crash.

Vehicles affected by the Hyundai Engine Recall


The engines included in the recall are the 2.0L and 2.4L gasoline direct injection engines manufactured at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) and Kia Motor Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG).
All vehicles have a beginning date of manufacture of 1900 JAN and an ending date of manufacture 2014 MAY
What are the symptoms Hyundai is looking for in the inspection?
The engines in these vehicles may have left over machining residue that can restrict oil flow to the main bearings, causing them to wear out prematurely. With use, the bearings can fail, causing the engine to lose power and fail while driving.

You may notice these Hyundai engine symptoms

• Knocking noise from the engine
• Reduced power and/or hesitation
• Illumination of the “Check Engine” warning lamp
• Illumination of engine oil pressure warning lamp

What Hyundai will do for the Hyundai Engine Recall

Hyundai will inspect the engine and replace the engine short block, when

hyundai short block

Hyundai short block

needed, free of charge. The technician will remove the dipstick, oil and oil filter and check for debris. If the tech finds debris, the dealer will request a warranty replacement. If the engine is not running at the time, the tech will perform a video walk around and a partial tear down before requesting a warranty replacement.

What is a short block?

A short block is the lower portion of the engine and consists of the casting, engine cooling jackets, cylinders, pistons, rings and rods, crankshaft and crankshaft bearings and oil pump.

The recall is expected to begin May 19, 2017. If you own one of these vehicles, you may contact Hyundai customer service at 800-633-5151 and refer to recall 162. Or, you may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov. 000068426001967085000000128. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration operates Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Eastern Time. For more information call (800) 424-9393 or (202) 366-0123. For the hearing impaired, call (800) 424-9153.

What Hyundai will inspect to determine whether to replace your engine

Hyundai has established an inspection protocol that results in a Pass, No Pass, Retest result. The dealer technician will use an engine noise inspection tool. The engine oil must be at the proper level and the correct viscosity before conducting the inspection. The engine must idle normally and all trouble codes must be cleared prior to the inspection.

The technician will turn off all accessories and AC and make sure engine temp is at least 185°. Next, the tech will remove the oil dipstick and insert the inspection tool into the dipstick tube. The other end of the tool connect to a Hyundai GDS tablet to record the engine sounds. If the engine passes the test, the tech will replace the oil dipstick with an updated orange handle version and replace the oil, oil filter and drain plug gasket.

If the engine noise test results in a RETEST or NO PASS diagnosis, the tech must conduct further tests.
The tech must check for abnormal noise that either intermittent or does not follow engine RPM. The tech will check for noise from components in the exhaust, engine mounts, lines, wiring harness, or engine driven accessories. The tech may remove the serpentine belt to eliminate those sources.

If the engine doesn’t pass

The technician and dealer do not have the authority to automatically tell you you’re getting a new engine. That authorization must come from Hyundai after the dealer submits a Warranty Prior Approval form, along with the audio recording.

What Hyundai will replace during the Hyundai Engine Recall

If Hyundai approves a new engine, you’ll get a new SHORT BLOCK, not a complete engine. That’s because the majority of the wear from the defective machining affects the components in the lower portion of the engine.

The dealer technician will reuse the cylinder head, fuel injectors, knock sensor, wiring harness and intake manifold from your old engine. The technician will relocate some exhaust studs.

The technician will also perform a flash update from service bulletin 10-FL-019 and transfer the GDI high pressure fuel pump to the new engine.

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