July 15, — A Hyundai 12V accessory socket outlet recall has been announced for more thanvehicles, but Hyundai hasn't decided how the problem will be fixed. The Hyundai Elantra, Sonata Hybrid and Accent and Veloster vehicles have 12V accessory socket outlets that may have been over-tightened during installation.
The Hyundai vehicles are equipped with accessory tire mobility kits to repair a flat tire, at least enough to make it safely to a shop to permanently repair the tire. The problem goes back nine years to when Hyundai received the first report of a Hyundai Accent with a 12V accessory socket outlet that began to smoke and eventually burned dashboard components.
The automaker says the owner had plugged an aftermarket air compressor into the socket. Hyundai believed using an aftermarket compressor would not start a fire because of the thermal fuse in the accessory socket.
The entire point of the fuse is to cut accessory power when high temperatures are detected, so no action was taken by the automaker except to monitor the field for future problems. In NovemberHyundai received a report about an Elantra that caught fire while parked inside a garage. According to the customer, the Hyundai tire mobility kit was plugged into the accessory outlet when the fire occurred. However, an inspection of the Elantra couldn't pinpoint the cause of the fire.
Engineers tried to replicate the problem by running a Hyundai air compressor plugged into the accessory outlet, and one test produced smoke in the vehicle. But none of the test vehicles caught fire even during long periods of using the compressors.
In June, the automaker received information about accessory sockets that may have been installed with too much torque. Performing tests on sockets that were too tight caused smoke and dashboard fires. Hyundai didn't say how long it may take to create a remedy, but the recall is expected to begin August 28, Ask customer service about recall number This can disable the thermal fuse and allow the outlet to overheat and cause a fire.Hyundai Elantra owners have reported 19 problems related to engine failure under the engine and engine cooling category.
The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Hyundai Elantra based on all problems reported for the Elantra. Engine failed on interstate at 55mph. A rod had pierced a cylinder leaving engine ruined. See all problems of the Hyundai Elantra.
Read more Consumer writes in regards to engine failure. The consumer stated he purchased a vehicle and a couple weeks later was informed it needed a new engine. The dealer and manufacturer were notified, but did not offer any assistance.
I am the second owner of a Hyundai Elantra that now has 72, miles on it. After experiencing recent issues within the engine of this vehicle, I took it to dave hallman Hyundai in erie, PA where it was determined that the vehicle needed an engine replacement.
During this experience I have found that Hyundai sonatas, sante fes, and Elantras across the country are experiencing the same issue. As a matter of fact, when I initially took my vehicle to a local mechanic, employees were also working on a santa fe that had experienced engine failure, leading me to question the quality of these vehicles when the issue is so prominent.
Moreover, I have been without a vehicle for four weeks now. I was informed a case manager could assist me, but of the multiple Hyundai representatives, none were able to provide even a phone number. Eight days after representatives told me the case had been submitted, the case manager contacted me only to tell me he could offer no assistance. I was not informed my case would be deemed void in two days, but just happened to call and check. I understand Hyundai maintains policies around the service that can and cannot be provided to second owners.
I also understand that as a second owner, my vehicle's warranty would have expired 12, miles ago. However, I am asking that Hyundai correct its mistake and pay full price for selling a defected product that inhibited the safety, reliability, and quality of my vehicle. There is no reason my car should have completely failed this early on.
I do not feel Hyundai's customers are responsible for paying to correct such a prominent mistake. There was total engine failure when the car reached about 80k miles. This is known for in the Hyundai Elantras but hyundia has yet to recall the Elantras just the sonatas. Despite constant and frequent oil changes oil sludge formed and entered the engine compartment completely rendering it unrepairable.
A "new" engine had to be placed but I was warned the problem could occur again but a recall still has not been issued. This is dangerous as the engine was sputting out, misfiring and blue smoke was being released from the exhaust due to this.
I was on my way back from CO to mn. As I entered lusk, wy, a strange "clunking" noise started to arise from the engine and shortly after the vehicle stopped accelerating. I pulled over and turned the vehicle off waited a couple minutes and then turned it back on. I was no longer able to drive or put the car in reverse.
I towed the vehicle to a Hyundai dealership. The dealership report stated that they were "able to start the vehicle and shortly after the crankshaft seized and the engine no longer turned over. I had owned the car for a year and replaced the oil every 3, miles. There was no possibilty that the engine failure occured due to negligence on behalf of changing the oil. Engine failure after 33, miles. Hyundai states it will takes 6 to 8 months to fix.Hyundai and Kia are looking to extinguish the fallout from a number of engine fires by settling two class action lawsuits.
The settlement covers approximately 4. On the Hyundai side, there are 2. Likewise, the issue impacts 1. Under the terms of the agreement, owners will receive cash reimbursement for certain past repairs and related expenses — such as towing and rental cars — as well as compensation for certain past trade-ins and sales. Limp mode attempts to limit engine damage, while also enabling owners to drive to a dealership to have their vehicle inspected and repaired.
The proposed settlement is expected to be reviewed later this month and notices will be sent to owners once it has been given preliminary approval. The person driving this Ferrari F40 at the time of the crash has yet to be charged with any offenses. Skip to content. Renault has turned the Zoe into a small but practical zero-emissions van. July 17, at am. These McLaren S modifications cost 11, euros as a package.
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Bentley even managed to improve the rear legroom of the Bentayga four-seater. July 16, at pm. All Rights Reserved.According to the lawsuit, the piston assemblies of the Nu engines cause the knocking and ticking noise that eventually leads to engine block damage, oil sludge and finally complete engine failure.
Brown says she noticed a ticking noise coming from the engine in October when the car had 64, miles on the odometer. Within a week the engine failed and the dealer told her the warranty claim and permission for a loaner vehicle would take a day or two to authorize. Several days later she was informed oil sludge was found in her engine and that Hyundai would be denying her warranty claim due to inadequate maintenance.
Other Elantra owners have complained their engines failed, including the owner of a Hyundai Elantra who told CarComplaints. The woman had purchased an extended warranty, so she took her car to the used car company where she bought it, then was referred to a Hyundai dealership.
The inspector for the warranty company said the engine would be replaced, but the dealer said other Elantra owners had been waiting months for replacement engines. The dealership is telling me they have SEVEN other Elantras at the dealership waiting on engines as well - one has been there for 3 months.
The Hyundai dealership said they are expecting a wave of engines in late May early June - but that I will not get one of those because my name is just going on the list.
At this point I am anticipating being without a car for up to 3 months going forward. According to the lawsuit, Hyundai has allegedly known about the piston problems and engine ticking noise since when changes were made to the pistons, followed by more changes in The plaintiff claims Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. However, the lawsuit says Hyundai has never made the same offer to U.
The plaintiff claims Hyundai dealers tell customers the engines are acting normal and even when an engine fails, dealers allegedly deny warranty claims by throwing blame on customers who allegedly have not maintained the cars.
But even when dealers do replace the engines, the replacement engines are allegedly just as defective as the original Nu engines. Lawsuit documents claim the ticking sounds are consistent with something called " piston slap " that occurs when there is too much of a gap between the piston and the outer cylinder. The ticking and knocking noise usually goes away once the engine reaches operating temperature and the piston expands to sit securely in the cylinder.Inside the GDI Engine
But the plaintiff claims Hyundai knows the piston problems also create oil sludge in the 1. The Hyundai Elantra engine ticking noise lawsuit was filed in the U. Hyundai Motor America, et al. Lawsuit alleges defective pistons cause engine noise, oil sludge and complete engine failure.
Read what owners have told CarComplaints.Plaintiff Andrea Smolek says she was driving on the highway when she heard loud sounds from the engine area of her Kia Sorrento. Then came a loud bang, she claims, her vehicle shook violently, and the Check Engine light came on. Plaintiff Smolek had bought her car in Octoberand the problem on the highway occurred in Aprilwhen the car was only about a year and a half old.
According to the complaint, however, the problem is the engine itself, which is designed in such a way that contaminants can enter the oil supply, causing a knocking noise, a reduction in power, and even stalling. The complaint claims that between andthe company recalled one and a half million vehicles with the faulty Theta II engine, but it also claims that the company did not admit to the defect and attributed the problems to metal debris left in the engine after manufacturing.
However, according to a Reuters article, a Hyundai engineer told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in that Hyundai and Kia have known about the defect, which affects all Theta II engines, and that more vehicles should have been recalled.
The complaint quotes many online complaints from Hyundai Sonata and Kia Sorrento owners and claims breach of warranties as well as fraud, among other things.In the legal profession, information is the key to success. Law provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition. Already a subscriber? Click here to login. Enter your details below and select your area s of interest to stay ahead of the curve and receive Law's daily newsletters. First Name.
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Download our plug-in for Chrome to get customizable, real-time news alerts. District Judge Susan D. The June proposed class action alleges the vehicles failed due to a piston defect in the engine, which Hyundai knew about and Stay ahead of the curve In the legal profession, information is the key to success. Access to case data within articles numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.
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Plaintiffs claim that Hyundai Elantra vehicles from model years to suffer from a piston defect which causes the engine to fail.
The Hyundai Elantra class action alleges that Hyundai knowingly sold vehicles with the defects and violated warranty terms. Such compliance is a prerequisite to coverage, and they, therefore, have failed to state a claim that HMA breached the express warranties. According to plaintiffs in the Hyundai Elantra class action lawsuitthe piston defect most often manifests itself in the form of a knocking or ticking noise.
Other symptoms of the engine defect allegedly include loss of engine power, loss of power steering, loss of break assistance, and sudden stalling in addition to total engine failure. The Hyundai Elantra class action claims that the defect could be dangerous to consumers and place them at risk for accident, injury, and death if the engine fails while driving. Plaintiff Elizabeth Brown allegedly experienced the issue with her Hyundai Elantra.
InBrown reportedly began to hear ticking and knocking from her engine and, a week later, a loud pop was heard from the vehicle before the engine reportedly failed. The fourth plaintiff had his engine replaced by Hyundai under warranty and therefore suffered no injuries or damages, the company claims. Plaintiffs and the proposed Class are represented by Matthew D. Schelkopf and Joseph B. Hyundai Motor America, et al.
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This just happened to my daughters Elantra. Car stalling, took it to dealer march of Problem continued, so she had battery replaced.
Still no better.
Took it back in July and now claims poor maintenance and slugged oil. Bottom line, she needs a new engine and warranty declined, even though she paid for an extended warranty.