Vehicles Affected: In separate notices, approximately 620 model-year 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs equipped with 3.3-liter Used Engine 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 Used Engine -bearing wear that may cause the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
In the affected Santa Fe Sports, 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 Santa Fes and replace the Used 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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