Jan. 31, 2023 – Hyundai and Kia are recalling some of their new plug-in hybrid vehicles due to a fuel leak issue, Autoblog reports.
In a defect report to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Hyundai states that a manufacturing issue at one of their suppliers, the fuel tank was not properly molded at the seam, which can cause a fuel leak.
Hyundai says the defective tanks were manufactured from April 7, 2022, through April 9, 2022, and that the issue was remedied on April 10, 2022. Hyundai reports they have received “no confirmed crashes, injuries, or fire related to this condition” within the United States. The recall was issued because of three incidents in Europe.
Due to the mistake being caught and corrected, only 326 Santa Fes and 34 Sorentos were affected by the recall. Owners of recalled vehicles may expect to hear from Hyundai by the end of March with steps to obtaining a tank inspection and replacement.