Hyundai Veloster Car Recall
Hyundai Veloster 2013 model exported to the US and Canada will have to be recalled because of the possible engine failure which might even result in the car’s catching fire.
There has been strong pressure from safety regulations group and warnings have caused more than 20,000 Korean automobiles to be recalled in the last years. The primary risk of failure is that the engine ignition system produces too much pressure which may have a negative effect on the engine itself and there is even the chance that the car will catch fire.
Prior to this, Hyundai Motors had also had issues with engines and recalled thousands of cars, but this time the problem is different. It only affects Veloster’s produced in 2013 which are equipped with 1.6 l engines.
The spokesperson of the Korean automobile producer has reported that the detected failure is the result of the software malfunction and that it does not affect the ones produced in other years, and other models too.
The representatives of the pressure group have claimed that the actual problem might have deeper roots and might affect wider range of vehicles than it has been announced.
They insist that more and more cars of this company should be recalled because the automaker has been consistently claiming that the problems affected only a particular model, but there have been several models to be recalled in the last 3 years.
Yet, Korean automobile manufacturer has submitted a document which contains details of the research into the engine failure resulting from the control software in those cars made between 2012 and 2013. It also stated that the software was updated in October and since then there have been no complaints about the issue.
Recalled cars will be returned to owners after the update of the engine control software. Hyundai Motors has also been holding a campaign to improve the safety of its automobiles and during this campaign more than 3,5 million cars will receive updated versions of the software that prevents any risk of engine fire.
In the case of a failure it will instantly alert the driver and switch the low speed mode to prevent any accidents. Owners are advised not to attempt any self-repair using a Hyundai workshop manual and instead present the car to their nearest dealership.
According to NHTSA reports, the manufacturer is currently being investigated because it has been very slow to fix faulty vehicles and the number of complaints on its cars was higher than other manufacturers.
There are even reports of a death and the complaints have come from different parts of the country.