Hyundai Recalls 130,000 Vehicles Due to Engine Fire Risk

Automaker Hyundai is recalling over 100,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada as a result of defects that could lead to the vehicles’ engines catching fire. reports that Hyundai is recalling 130,000 vehicles, including 2017 Tucson and Sonata models. The vehicles’ power system includes a 2.0-litre inline-4 “Nu” gas engine which can seize as a result of defective rod bearings. The seizure can cause the rod to damage the engine, potentially leading to an oil leak which can result in a fire.

Owners whose vehicles are suffering from the issue may notice a knocking sound, illumination of the check engine or check oil light, or smoke coming from the engine.

Hyundai has reportedly investigated nearly 4 dozen engine fires stemming from the defect but as of yet, no injuries have been linked to it.