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2012 HYUNDAI VERACRUZ

Report Date:
November 13, 2020
Campaign Number:
20V705000
Component:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OIL/LUBRICATION:SEALS/GASKETS

Summary:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2007-2012 Veracruz vehicles that were previously recalled under recall number 14V-415. Oil may leak from the front cylinder bank cover gasket, potentially dripping onto the alternator and causing the charging system to become inoperative.

Consequence Summary:
An inoperative charging system can result in an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Corrective Summary:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the valve cover gasket and repair it as necessary, free of charge. Owners were notified of the safety risk on January 11, 2021 with an interim letter. A second letter will be mailed once the remedy is available. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 197.

2012 HYUNDAI VERACRUZ

Report Date:
July 08, 2014
Campaign Number:
14V415000
Component:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Summary:
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2007-2012 Veracruz vehicles manufactured from December 26, 2006, through July 24, 2012. The affected vehicles may experience an oil leak from the front cylinder bank valve cover gasket. If there is a sufficient amount of oil dropped onto the alternator, the alternator will be damaged causing the charging system to become inoperative.

Consequence Summary:
If the alternator is damaged, the charging system warning lamp in the instrument cluster will illuminate, and the engine will lose power and the vehicle will eventually stop operating while being driven. An unexpected failure of motive power while driving increases the risk of a crash.

Corrective Summary:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect/repair or replace the alternator and the front valve cover gasket, free of charge. Hyundai sent out an interim letter to owners on September 3, 2014. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 121.