181 – Engine Oil Leak May Cause Stall or Fire – 2013 Hyundai Tucson

February 5, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V063000

Engine Oil Leak May Cause Stall or Fire

A damaged engine can increase the risk of a fire or it can cause an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V063

Manufacturer Hyundai Motor America

Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected 120,000

 

Summary

Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2011-2013 Tucson vehicles. The engine oil pan may leak and, if not addressed, the loss of oil may result in engine damage.

 

Remedy

The remedy for this recall is still under development. Hyundai will send owners an interim letter informing them of the issue beginning March 29, 2019. A second notification will be sent when the remedy is available. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 181.

 

Notes

Owners may also 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.


3 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
HYUNDAI TUCSON 2011-2013

3 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V063-6690.PDF 214.147KB

Download (PDF, 209KB)


Recall 573 Report – AMENDMENT 1

RCLRPT-19V063-6813.PDF 214.176KB

Download (PDF, 209KB)


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V063-2233.pdf 245.485KB

Download (PDF, 240KB)


1 Associated Investigation

Scope and Timeliness
NHTSA ID: RQ17004
Dated opened: May 18, 2017

On September 10, 2015, Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) filed a Defect Information Report (DIR) recalling 470,000 MY 2011 and 2012 Sonata vehicles with ?”Theta II” engines (Recall No. 15V-568). Hyundai’s DIR described the defect as an issue involving manufacturing debris. Hyundai limited the population of recalled vehicles to those produced on or prior to April 12, 2012, stating that a process change in April 2012 resolved the issue of manufacturing debris.

On March 31, 2017, Hyundai expanded its original recall to include 572,000 MY 2013-2014 Sonata and Santa Fe Sport vehicles with “Theta II” engines (Recall No. 17V-226). The DIR continues to describe the defect as an issue involving manufacturing debris.

This RQ is being opened to investigate both the timeliness and scope of Hyundai’s “Theta II” engine recalls, and Hyundai’s compliance with reporting requirements.


Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=19V063&docType=RCL


 

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