2007-'12 Hyundai Veracruz Recalled for Possible Oil Leak | Edmunds

2007-'12 Hyundai Veracruz Recalled for Possible Oil Leak


Just the Facts:
  • Hyundai is recalling 61,122 2007-'12 Hyundai Veracruz SUVs because of a possible oil leak from the front cylinder valve cover.
  • The recall is expected to begin by the end of September.
  • Hyundai dealers will inspect, repair or replace the alternator and the front valve cover gasket.

WASHINGTON — Hyundai is recalling 61,122 2007-'12 Hyundai Veracruz SUVs because of a possible oil leak from the front cylinder valve cover, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The affected vehicles may experience an oil leak from the front cylinder bank valve cover gasket," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "If there is a sufficient amount of oil dropped onto the alternator, the alternator will be damaged, causing the charging system to become inoperative.

"If the alternator is damaged, the charging system warning lamp in the instrument cluster will illuminate, 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."

Hyundai told federal safety regulators there are no reports of accidents or injuries linked to the recall.

The affected vehicles were built from December 26, 2006 through July 24, 2012.

Hyundai dealers will inspect, repair or replace the alternator and the front valve cover gasket. The recall is expected to begin by the end of September. Owners can contact Hyundai at 1-800-833-5151.

Edmunds says: It may take some time before owners get their official recall notices in this case. If you are having problems with your Veracruz in the meantime, contact your dealership.

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