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Exclamation Recall - "Connecting Rod Wear may Result in Engine Stall"

I got an email from the DOT that there is an imminent recall for 2011-12 2.0 & 2.4 Sontatas regarding connecting rod bearing failures.

There is a VIN lookup here:

https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/

It says that there is no remedy yet and that we will be getting a letter from Hyundai. The tone of the DOT email was that you should should not delay in getting this fixed because it is a significant safety hazard, so I suppose Hyundai will be getting on this ASAP.
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Got my email last night also? Guess it will be wait and see if I get the recall letter!
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No email for me, but my car is affected according to the VIN number. Not sure what to do since there's no fix.

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No email for me, but my car is affected according to the VIN number. Not sure what to do since there's no fix.
Wait for the letter. To get the DOT emails you have to sign up for them here:

Vehicle Owners | Safercar -- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

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From reading through it, it looks like we'll take our cars to the dealer... they'll listen for a knock.. if no knock we'll just get an extended warranty.. if they hear a knock we'll get a new short block?

I guess I'll be satisfied with a warranty extension, at least now I wont need to trade in my car before the 5/60 is up (2nd owner).

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http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs...5V568-9490.PDF

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs...5V568-8864.pdf

Report Receipt Date: SEP 10, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V568000
Component(s): ENGINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 470,000
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  • HYUNDAISONATA2011-2012
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    Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor America

    SUMMARY:

    Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Sonata vehicles manufactured December 11, 2009, to April 12, 2012 at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama and equipped with either a 2.0 liter or 2.4 liter Gasoline Direct injection engine. In the affected vehicles, metallic debris may not have been fully removed during manufacturing of the engine crankshaft. If the debris was not completely removed, oil flow may be restricted through the connecting rod bearings, causing connecting rod damage. A worn connecting rod bearing will produce a metallic, cyclic knocking noise from the engine and possible engine failure. CONSEQUENCE:

    Engine failure would result in a vehicle stall, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY:

    Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace the engine assembly, as necessary, free of charge. Additionally, Hyundai Motor America will increase the warranty for the engine sub-assembly (short block) to 10 years/120,000 miles for both original and subsequent owners of 2011 and 2012 Sonatas manufactured at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama equipped with 2.0 liter and 2.4 liter Gasoline Direct injection engines. An interim notification will be mailed by November 2, 2015. A second notification will be mailed when parts are available. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059 or by visiting www.HyundaiUSA.com/Campaign132. Hyundai's number for this recall is 132. NOTES:
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It looks as though mine is part of the affected recall. Question - if I have installed a injen short ram intake should this be removed and stock intake put back on before bringing it to the dealer (does the intake void warranty)?
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To be safe, I would remove it!
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Im curious what action Kia will be taking. Seems like Hyundai bears all responsibility since they made the engines.
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Looks like my 2012 is affected.

Question, will they be adding another 10 years and 120K to the warranty once the engine is replaced.

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