Hyundai Readies Another Recall Over Engine Fires

April 03, 2019 at 3:53 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. is preparing to recall 20,000 of its Veloster sport coupes in the U.S. and Canada to fix an engine ignition control software glitch that could cause a fire, the Associated Press reports.

The problem can cause the engine to misfire, damaging it and producing stalling and/or a fire. The recall will target only 2013 model Velosters fitted with 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engines. The company says the software issue does not apply to other engines or models.

The recall is expected to begin in mid-May. It comes on top of multiple campaigns to fix a variety of engine flaws that can cause fires in more than 6 million Hyundai and Kia brand vehicles in the U.S. market.

The slowly expanding Hyundai-Kia recalls have prompted multiple investigations by regulatory and legal authorities about the companies’ responsiveness to the defects.