Hyundai has issued a recall for 9678 examples of its 'YF' i45 sedan and 'DM' Santa Fe SUVs fitted with the 2.4 GDi petrol engine over concerns vehicles could experience engine failure when in use.
The Korean manufacturer reports a production fault may have seen debris contamination during the assembly of engine units.
If the condition occurs, prolonged running of the engine with contaminants could cause the engine to fail, and as a result, the vehicle could stop suddenly during use.
Sudden engine failure increases the risk of an accident.
Above: Hyundai i45, Top: Hyundai Santa Fe
Numbers of recalled vehicles and build dates are as follows:
i45 (9205 units), 26 August 2009 through 29 October 2012
Santa Fe (473 units), 10 January 2012 though 16 October 2013
The VIN lists for affected i45 and Santa Fe vehicles can be viewed here.
Owners of these models will be contacted via mail, and are encouraged to contact their local Hyundai dealer to arrange the inspection and repair of their i45 or Santa Fe.