Cars Hyundai and Kia Recall 1.2 Million Cars for Engine Failures

15:55  19 april  2017
15:55  19 april  2017 Source:   Car and Driver

Honda investigates multiple engine failures

  Honda investigates multiple engine failures Honda is investigating the reason for multiple engine failures this weekend in Bahrain as the poor performance of its power unit continues. The Japanese manufacturer has once again failed to deliver on both performance and reliability, with McLaren in the lower reaches of the midfield after two disappointing outings in Australia and China. During pre-season testing in Barcelona, it emerged vibrations from the power unit led to a number of failures and a limited amount of running. This weekend in Bahrain has seen three further failures, all from the MGU-H, with two for Stoffel Vandoorne on Friday, and another for Fernando Alonso during qualifying which saw him sit out Q2 and consigned him to 15th on the grid. Honda engine chief Yusuke Hasegawa says it is investigating if the failures are connected as it bids to stave off a recurrence in Sunday’s race. “During FP3 this morning we were able to complete our practice programme as planned to find suitable qualifying and race settings,” he said. “Unfortunately this afternoon in qualifying we had to end Fernando’s Q2 session prematurely after detecting an MGU-H issue. We are still investigating to find out exactly what the issue is and whether or not it’s related to Stoffel’s issues yesterday.” As lead driver, Alonso has been openly critical of the performance of the engine supplier, lamenting the fact that McLaren doesn’t ‘have a competitive power unit to fight at the front’.

Hyundai and Kia are recalling nearly 1 . 2 million more cars in the United States for engine failures after customers reported additional failures since the original 2015 recall , according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

– Hyundai and Kia are recalling nearly 1 . 2 million more cars in the United States for engine failures after customers reported additional failures since the original 2015 recall , according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Hyundai and Kia Recall 1.2 Million Cars for Engine Failures © Clifford Atiyeh Hyundai and Kia Recall 1.2 Million Cars for Engine Failures

Hyundai and Kia are recalling nearly 1.2 million more cars in the United States for engine failures after customers reported additional failures since the original 2015 recall, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Included are the 2013–2014 Hyundai Sonata and Santa Fe, 2011–2013 Kia Sportage, 2011–2014 Optima, and 2012–2014 Sorento. During machining of the engine crankshaft and crankpins, metal shavings may have been left within the crankshaft oil passages, and the crankpins themselves may be too rough on the edges. As a result, oil may be blocked and cause the connecting rod bearings to wear, which would then cause them to fail and seize the whole engine. That, of course, would cause the car to stall during driving.

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Hyundai and Kia Recall 1 . 2 Million Cars for Engine Failures Hyundai and Kia are recalling nearly 1 . 2 million more cars in the United States for engine failures after customers reported additional failures since the original 2015 recall

DETROIT — Hyundai and Kia are recalling nearly 1 . 2 million cars and SUVs because the engines can fail and stall, increasing the risk of a crash. The recall covers the Korean automakers’ most popular models including 2013 and 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport SUVs and Sonata midsize cars .

2014 Kia Optima © Provided by Car and Driver 2014 Kia Optima

In September 2015, Hyundai recalled 470,000 Sonata sedans from 2011 and 2012 for this exact problem and extended the powertrain warranty from the original-owner 10-year/100,000-mile contract to 120,000 miles, which would cover all subsequent owners. The engines affected are the turbocharged 2.0-liter and naturally aspirated 2.4-liter gasoline direct injection (GDI) four-cylinders that made their debut in the 2011 Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima and Sportage.

In January, Hyundai settled a class-action lawsuit for 2011–2014 Sonata owners after out-of-warranty owners were hit with thousands of dollars in repair bills; dealers allegedly were not honoring warranty service due to what they considered improper owner maintenance, according to owner forums as well as Girard Gibbs, the law firm in charge of the suit. In January 2016, shortly after the original Hyundai recall, Kia began investigating on its own and subsequently found problems across its vehicle range. It also offered extended powertrain warranties to Sorento, Optima, and Sportage owners after receiving elevated warranty claims on these engines. Kia also said it had to tell dealers not to refuse warranty work just because a customer couldn’t provide service records of oil changes.

Owners who may have serious engine problems, as indicated by a knocking sound, an oil-pressure warning light, a check-engine light, or all three, may be eligible for a new engine. Dealers will inspect all cars, although the replacement process, if needed, involves stripping certain parts off the defective engine (such as the fuel injection pump, injectors, and rail) and installing them on the replacement engine. Dealers will also replace all oil dipsticks with bright orange, instead of dark yellow, pull tabs. The recall will start in late May. No accidents or injuries have been reported, Hyundai and Kia said.

Is Honda McLaren's new Peugeot disaster? .
Honda has once again let McLaren down this season, but it isn’t the first time the British team has suffered because of their engine partner. The decision to rekindle the relationship with Honda three years ago was based on common sense, the notion that you ‘can’t win with a customer engine’. What wasn’t known at the time though was if Honda were able to build a better engine than Mercedes or Ferrari, and that evidently hasn’t happened. For context, cast your mind back to the early 90’s and the years after the first Honda era at McLaren. With the team finishing second behind the all-conquering Williams in 1992, Honda pulled out of the sport at the end of that season – leaving McLaren with a customer Ford engine in 1993. Not just a customer of Ford, they were actually behind in specification compared to Benetton, the leading Ford customer at the time, as they already had a pre-signed contract for the 1993 season. It was still significantly behind the leading Renault V10 at the time and led to them to sign with Peugeot in 1994. In what was effectively a works contract, Peugeot’s effort was lacklustre with an engine renowned for being underpowered and unreliable, often failing in both testing and race weekends. The regular failures led to the team to lose faith in the Peugeot project by the middle of the season, highlighted by the famous failure at the British Grand Prix when Martin Brundle’s engine spectacularly failed on the grid.

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