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:
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.