The Hyundai 2.4 engine is a highly regarded car with many issues, but there are some common causes of faulty engines. These include rod bearing failure, oil flow problems, and manufacturing debris. All of these issues can lead to complete engine failure, which can be very expensive to fix. To avoid such issues, be sure to do your research. Listed below are the most common causes of faulty Hyundai 2.4 engines.
400,000 Hyundai Sonata sedans recalled
More than 400,000 Hyundai Sonata sedans have been recalled over 2.4 engine problems. The carmaker first discovered the problem when owners reported engine noises. Then, in June 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) raised the issue with Hyundai. Although the automaker denied it was a safety issue, the agency expressed concern about high-speed stalling. That’s when the automaker decided to recall the cars. After receiving complaints, Hyundai decided to recall over 400,000 Sonata sedans starting Sept. 2, 2015. The recall will require that dealers inspect the vehicles and replace engine assemblies, if necessary. Hyundai will also extend the warranty on the engine. The warranty period for the engine will be extended to 10 years or 120,000 miles, depending on the vehicle’s model.
The faulty engines could result in a fire. In one recall, a fuel pipe could leak and start a fire. The issue stems from faulty repairs to the fuel pipe during previous recalls. Hyundai will install new fuel lines in these vehicles and will use heat-resistant tape to prevent leaks in the future. The company has issued a total of four recalls for the 2.4-liter engine in Hyundai cars.
The problem occurs in 2011-2012 Hyundai Sonata sedans. During certain conditions, the car may stall. Hyundai found that metallic debris in the crankshaft’s area may not have been removed completely, thereby blocking oil flow to the connecting rod bearings. This damage may result in stalling or a knocking noise. The recall has so far not caused any accidents.
Although there have been no crashes and injuries related to the recall, Hyundai continues to investigate engine-related problems. In the U.S., the car manufacturer has received 138 reports of the problem. There are no reports of fires or injuries, but continued driving can lead to the failure of the connecting rod bearing, causing the car to stop running. If this issue persists, the car can fail or even stall.
1.2 million more vehicles recalled
A recent recall of 1.2 million Hyundai 2.4-liter cars has been triggered by problems with the car’s engine. According to the company, it is a serious safety issue. The company has contacted owners in the past, and they have been working with the manufacturer to solve the issues. Hyundai has offered to pay for incident expenses, provide free transportation, and conduct further testing as necessary. However, this recall is still far from a complete solution to the problem.
The recalled vehicles were manufactured in Alabama and feature 2.4-liter gasoline engines. The problems can occur if the connecting rod bearings in the engine fail to properly cool, resulting in the engine stalling or failing. Additionally, the engine may develop a knocking sound when the engine speed increases. Although the defect is not yet fully understood, it is a serious safety concern. Although Hyundai did begin replacing the defective engines, the company is unsure exactly how many of its vehicles will require this procedure.
The problem has been a problem with many of Hyundai’s vehicles for several years. Hyundai initially recalled the faulty engines of just one model, the Genesis, but later issued additional recalls for the same problem. But in 2015, it recalled 1.2 million more Hyundai cars. Hyundai has said it has fixed the problem in a manufacturing plant in Alabama, but this hasn’t changed the underlying cause. Hyundai’s new safety chief has been hired, but the company hasn’t notified owners.
Another recall affecting a different model of Hyundai cars is the 1.6-liter engine in the Veloster. Unlike the other recalls, this recall focuses on only 2013 Veloster vehicles. The 1.6-liter engines are made at the same plant as the Veloster, so the recall only covers the Veloster. Hyundai also recalled more than four hundred thousand Sonata sedans last year.
In addition to the two-year recall, Kia and Hyundai have also settled a $1.3 billion settlement, which includes free diagnostic Knock Sensor Detection Software, which constantly monitors engine performance and alerts owners to potential problems. It also includes a Lifetime Warranty which covers all costs related to inspections, any out-of-pocket expenses, and loss-of-value payments for cars with faulty engines.
Metal debris blamed for 103 fire reports
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation into the cause of the 104 reported fires in Hyundai cars. Hyundai and Kia have since recalled nearly 3 million vehicles with potentially defective engines. During the investigation, NHTSA found that the engines in both Hyundai and Kia vehicles were prone to engine fires. There have been over three thousand complaints, including at least one death and injury. A Hyundai recall is expected to be initiated this fall.
The company has recalled 470,000 Hyundai cars that have the 2.4L and 2.0L Theta II GDI engine. The problem involves metal debris left in component oil passages. The metallic bits can reduce oil flow and raise temperatures, resulting in a fire. In some cases, the problem can cause a stall, which can be deadly. Fortunately, the vehicle can be repaired by Hyundai dealers. They will replace the computer and fuse.
The problem was first discovered in Hyundai cars. In September, the company recalled 470,000 cars worldwide because of the defect in the 2.4 liter engine. In some cases, metal debris obstructs the oil flow to the connecting rod bearings and can cause an engine to stall or malfunction. Kia, which sells identical engines, did not recall any of its models because it produced the engines in a different assembly plant in Alabama. However, the company will work with the NHTSA to identify and resolve this issue.
The problem has been caused by the defective engine design of the Hyundai 2.4 liter engines. These cars develop excessive wear on the connecting rod bearings. This in turn causes an oil leak, which can lead to an engine failure. Eventually, the connecting rod may puncture the engine block and ignite a fire. It can also result in a knocking noise or an oil pressure warning light.
The investigation into the 105 fire reports stems from a new recall for some Hyundai and Kia cars. The recall covers some models, including the 2.4 liter engines found in 2010-2014 Kia Sonata and Hyundai Optima. Hyundai has also set up a site for owners to find out if their cars were affected by the recalled engines. A second recall has been issued for cars with rebuilt engines.
Owners offered warranties for faulty engines
In an effort to address class litigation filed by owners of faulty Hyundai 2.4 engines, the Korean automaker has agreed to offer lifetime warranties to affected owners. Owners of the Theta 2 GDI engine have reported failure of the engines in their cars, and Hyundai has responded by offering cash compensation, free repairs, and additional remedies. These include free engine inspections and a free software update to address safety issues with the engines.
To address these problems, Hyundai has extended its powertrain warranty for certain models. The warranty now covers faulty Hyundai 2.4 engines and will cover all repairs and replacements for the original and subsequent owners. This warranty will only cover the engine short block assembly, not the rest of the vehicle. It is transferable to other Hyundai vehicles and must be in effect at the time of resale. Moreover, any claim must be pre-approved by management of First Motors W.L.L.
As a part of the settlement, Hyundai is also offering reimbursement for covered repairs and free oil change and tire rotation. Hyundai will also award a $65 dealer credit for delays of 60 days or more. Those whose vehicles were delayed by less than 60 days can receive a $35 credit from the dealer. This is just one more example of the company’s attempts to hide this problem from consumers. These offers are in addition to Hyundai’s ongoing efforts to provide information to customers, but it does not address the root cause of the problem.
A federal judge has put a class-action lawsuit in jeopardy after approving a settlement in another case filed against the Korean automaker. The lawsuit claimed that the engines of Hyundai and Kia models were defective and dangerous. The Korean automaker faces a billion-dollar legal liability and the largest civil penalty against an automaker to date. Although the settlement was opaque, the public record shows that the plaintiffs received some compensation.
In 2015, Hyundai recalled nearly 1 million vehicles worldwide. The faulty 2.4 engines in the recalled vehicles may not function properly. A debris could clog the engine oil passages. This could lead to a failure of the engine and result in an engine fire. Some vehicles were recalled due to timing chain problems. This resulted in costly engine block replacements. In 2016, Hyundai and KIA car owners began offering new warranties for faulty engines.