Hyundai recalls 470,000 Sonatas to replace engines

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LTC8K6

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DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai is recalling nearly a half-million midsize cars in the U.S. to replace the engines because a manufacturing problem could cause them to fail.

The recall covers 470,000 Sonata sedans from the 2011 and 2012 model years equipped with 2-liter or 2.4-liter gasoline engines. At the time, the Sonata was Hyundai's top-selling vehicle in the U.S.

The company also is recalling nearly 100,000 Accent small cars because the brake lights can fail.

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http://finance.yahoo.com/news/hyundai-recalls-470-000-sonatas-fix-big-engine-114318858--finance.html
 

Jimzz

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They are not replacing all, its just a recall for them to come in and if its making a rod noise they will replace. They also extended the engine warranty to 120k.
 

LTC8K6

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I think that means they probably will be replacing them all, just not all at once.
 

MustISO

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Wow, that's a lot of cars.

I just got a notice from Honda regarding excessive oil consumption. They extended my warranty to 8 years or 125K miles. Dealer has never mentioned excessive consumption so mine may not be affected.
 

WilliamM2

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Wow, that's a lot of cars.

I just got a notice from Honda regarding excessive oil consumption. They extended my warranty to 8 years or 125K miles. Dealer has never mentioned excessive consumption so mine may not be affected.

Toyota has done the same with the Camry (10 years - 150K). You can tell if yours is affected easy enough, does it use oil? Mine doesn't use a drop.
 

SearchMaster

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Wow, that's a lot of cars.

I just got a notice from Honda regarding excessive oil consumption. They extended my warranty to 8 years or 125K miles. Dealer has never mentioned excessive consumption so mine may not be affected.

No kidding - at $1,000 each (inc. installation), that's almost half a billion dollars. But I'm sure not all will be impacted so likely a fraction of that.
 

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I wish they replaced the engine in my 2006 sonata before it blew up with less than 67k on it -_-
 

dmoney1980

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Holy crap! Wife and I have a 2011 sonata with 58k miles on it. Bought brand new and just paid it off....should I call the dealer to inquire about this or wait for the recall letter?
 

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Holy crap! Wife and I have a 2011 sonata with 58k miles on it. Bought brand new and just paid it off....should I call the dealer to inquire about this or wait for the recall letter?

Takes 2 mins to call...
 
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