Hyundai is recalling some 255,370 vehicles in Canada because their engine control modules (ECMs) might not be able to adequately notify the car's owner of a possible engine failure.
The recall covers Sonata sedans from the 2011 through 2018 model years; Santa Fe Sport SUVs from the 2013 through 2018 model years; and Tucson
SUVs from the 2014 and 2015 model years, says Transport Canada
The automaker plans to update the software on these vehicles so that it will be better able to detect an upcoming engine problem before it happens and prevents the car from driving.
“In an effort to improve customer satisfaction and in an abundance of caution, Hyundai is offering a Knock Sensor Detection Software update as a preventative measure to provide advance warning to the vehicle operator of an engine problem in the unlikely event that one should occur,” Hyundai Canada said in a statement.
Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by mail. The Tucson and Santa Fe were the brand's best-selling utility vehicles across many of those affected years.