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G. David Felt - Staff Writer Alternative Energy - www.cheersandgears.com

Hyundai and Kia possibly replacing 1.2 Million engines!

According to a breaking story on King 5 News, Hyundai and Kia are recalling 1.2 million auto's for possible engine failure. 

2013 - 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport & Sonata

2011 - 2014 Kia Sportage & Sorento

Company has stated that debri from manufacturing was possibly left in the engine that will restrict oil flow to connecting rod bearings that will increase temperatures and cause premature wear and failure on the bearings.

Dealerships will inspect engines and if wear is detected, will replace the block if needed at no cost.

The Detroit Free Press also has this story but states that the recall is 1.4 million as they are also including Canada and South Korea models affected in this recall.

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15 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

Holy sh!t that's a costly error.

Agreed, Amazing that this type of manufacturing error happened today. Hopefully they can recoup the cost from the supplier of the motors.

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29 minutes ago, balthazar said:

hyundai / kia don't build their own engines??

Hyundai and Kia have in the US and Korea plants to build their own engines especially for the Hyundai luxury line. but in the past and covering these years, doing a search seems to bring up a wide range of suppliers. Not sure if it is all accurate, but Mitsubishi is showing as a supplier as is Chrysler. Weird, hopefully someone knows more on this and can clarify for us.

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