Hyundai issues third Genesis fire recall 

Fountain Valley, CA – April 12, 2024 – Hyundai (OTCMKTS:HYMTF), which owns the Genesis brand, is recalling 28,439 cars that may catch fire due to an oil leak. The defect ups the risk of a crash and injury. 

The affected models, all of which are equipped with a turbocharged 3.3-liter engine, include:

  • 2019 – 2022 Genesis G70
  • 2018 – 2020 Genesis G80
  • 2017 – 2022 Genesis G90

This recall serves as an expansion and replacement of a previous one done due to the same issue. Vehicles that were repaired back in 2019 will need a new remedy. 

Some of the affected vehicles are also subject to another fire-related recall.

Recall summary

The V6 engines in the listed cars are equipped with a pair of turbochargers, which helps them develop more power. Turbochargers run smoothly thanks to engine oil which is delivered to them through a metal pipe.

In the affected vehicles, long-term heat exposure can turn the pipe for the left-hand charger brittle, causing it to develop an oil leak, which may lead to a fire.

Recall risks

All associated risks are described in the recent Kia recall, which was caused by the same issue

Warning signs

The occupants may notice a strong “burning smell,” smoke coming from under the hood and “oil leaking onto the ground surfaces.”

Background of the recall

The affected vehicles were previously recalled in July 2019. On that occasion, the oil pipes were replaced but were later found not to be sturdy enough, leading to the present recall.

Other Hyundai recalls

Over the past couple of years, Hyundai and its sister company Kia have recalled several million of cars due to non-crash fires. The latest edition came last month when Hyundai recalled over 90,000 cars – including some of the ones involved in the present recall – due to the risk of fire even when they were parked and switched off.

Separately, Hyundai and Kia are currently being investigated by the U.S. government, which is looking to evaluate the adequacy of the existing recalls and see if more cars need to be recalled.

The repair

Dealers will replace the left-hand oil feed pipe with an upgraded one free of charge. 

Owners should receive letters with more information on May 7, 2024.  

Is your vehicle a part of this recall?

This Hyundai fire recall affects almost 30,000 cars. To do a Hyundai recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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