5 Hyundai recalls in 2018 – VIN lookup

In 2018, Hyundai announced 5 recalls that affected 6 of its models, according to the Rapex notifications. How to check your VIN for free to see if any of them is also relevant to your car?

Steering failure and a fire risk are probably the most serious reasons for Hyundai‘s recalls in 2018. Both have met with the Santa Fe, although with two different generations. Due to a possible rupture and release of the steering wheel assembly from the steering column, vehicles made from June 2017 to January 2018 were recalled in July. Fire, in addition to the older Santa Fe, also threatens the Tucson made in 2011. The cause is a fault in the fuel line in the engine compartment.



Two recalls were also announced with the Ioniq. First, due to the possible penetration of coolant liquid into the control unit for cars manufactured between October 2016 and March 2017. Ioniqs produced between December 2015 and September 2017 may have a damaged oil seal on the hydraulic clutch cover. Oil leakage could cause a short circuit and there could occur a fire in the engine compartment.

The Hyundai i40 with the production date 4/2011 – 3/2012 has a problem with the clutch, or its switch respectively, too. If the vehicle is started when it is in gear without the hand brake on and the clutch not engaged, the vehicle could move inadvertently.

For Sonata and Grandeur from 2004 to 2013, a short circuit may occur in the ABS / VDC module and could result in a fire.

* We’ve divided all the recalls according to the models into the table at the end of the article. 



Hyundai 2018 recalls by model

Hyundai Grandeur

Month Issue Production Source
III. An electrical short circuit might occur inside the ABS/VDC module. 10/2004 – 12/2013 link
All Grandeur´s Recalls

Hyundai i40

Month Issue Production Source
I. The clutch switch may be faulty. 4/2011 – 3/2012 link
All i40´s Recalls

Hyundai Ioniq

Month Issue Production Source
II. The aluminium housing of the EPCU (Electric Power Control Unit) may contain voids. 4/2016 – 3/2017 link
VIII. The inner housing of the hydraulic clutch actuator (HCA) may have burrs 12/2015 – 9/2017 link
All Ioniq´s Recalls

Hyundai Santa Fe

Month Issue Production Source
III. A faulty fuel line may lead to fuel loss in the engine compartment. 2011 link
VII. The steering wheel assembly may break and become detached from the steering column. 6/2017 – 1/2018 link
All Santa Fe´s Recalls

Hyundai Sonata

Month Issue Production Source
III. An electrical short circuit might occur inside the ABS/VDC module. 10/2004 – 12/2013 link
All Sonata´s Recalls

Hyundai Tucson

Month Issue Production Source
III. A faulty fuel line may lead to fuel loss in the engine compartment. 2011 link
All Tucson´s Recalls

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