Hyundai Australia is recalling 13,548 examples of the Veloster and Tucson due to a manufacturing defect that could lead to an engine fire.

This recall affects FS-generation Veloster models with the 1.6-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine and TL-generation Tucson models with the 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine produced between 2014 and 2017.

“Due to a manufacturing defect, the engine connecting rod bearing could fail prematurely causing engine damage,” said the company in its recall notice.

“If this occurs, engine oil may leak in the presence of an ignition source resulting in a vehicle fire.”

  • A total of 13,548 vehicles are affected
  • The VIN list is attached here
  • The original recall notice is attached here

If you own an affected vehicle and it’s exhibiting an unusual noise, generating smoke, or displaying an engine warning light in the instrument cluster you should stop the vehicle, turn off the ignition, evacuate the vehicle, and contact your nearest Hyundai dealer immediately.

Affected vehicle owners also need to contact their preferred Hyundai dealer to have the work carried out as soon as possible, free of charge.

If you have further questions you can contact Hyundai Customer Care on 1800 186 306.

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Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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