2010-13 Hyundai iX35 recalled

Over 8100 SUVs have been called back for potential oil leaks, which could lead to stalling while the vehicle is in use.
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Hyundai Australia has issued a recall for the 2010-13 model-year iX35 crossover fitted with the 2.4-litre petrol engine over concerns of an oil leak.

UPDATE, 10/10/19: The original version of this article didn't stipulate only iX35 variants fitted with the 2.4-litre petrol engine are affected by this recall. This has since been clarified and amended in the piece.

The Korean brand reports affected vehicles could experience oil leakage through "the seal surrounding the engine oil sump".

Should the condition occur over a prolonged period of time, this could cause engine damage and sudden stalling when the vehicle is in motion.

"If the engine suddenly stalls when the vehicle is at high speed, this may increase the risk of an accident or fire and injury to vehicle occupants and other road users," Hyundai says in its recall notice.

A total of 8185 vehicles are affected, sold from 12 December 2009 through 31 December 2012 – the VIN list for these units is viewable here.

Owners will be contacted by Hyundai Australia via mail, and advised to arrange an appointment with their preferred dealer to have their vehicle inspected and repaired, free of charge.

For more information, contact 1800 186 306. You can also access the original recall notice here.