I have a 2016 Sonata Hybrid that has fallen under the recall 198 for the connecting rod bearings. I have spoken with a service technician and a service manager at my local dealership and there seems to be a very large problem that I want to get to the bottom of. The recall for those that don't know is for the connecting rod bearing being worn prematurally and causing engine premature engine damage. For my car in particular this engine damage ended up only being notices when the engine had a catastrophic malfunction and the connecting rod on one of the cylinders failed. My local dealership has told me that there were 11 cars before mine that had "blown engine". Then a few weeks later I called to check in and found out there were 6 vehicles before me and they had now 30 cars on the lot with "blown engines". I was told by one of the service people at this dealership that some of the people with blown engines are having to pay $10,000 out of pocket to put in the car. I think most can see how this is problematic, I luckily had an extended warranty that is picking up most of the bill. My issue though lies with the people not as lucky. With Hyundai knowing of this issue and having an active recall for something that can cause catastrophic engine failure, shouldn't they be checking all of these cars that could be affected even if the engine is blown? The main reason i ask is because i spoke with the service manager and he told me the check for the recall is for them to have the engine in the car and run the engine to find out via sensors if the motor is still within spec. As many of you might be able to see though having a running engine to have sensor see if a motor is in spec is not possible if your engine is blown up. Has anyone else had issues with this recall or had their motor blow up and you are fighting with your dealership to get it replaced or have been told to pay the close to $10,000 for a new engine?