2011 Hyundai Tucson Recalled for Possible Transmission Fluid Leak | Edmunds

2011 Hyundai Tucson Recalled for Possible Transmission Fluid Leak

WASHINGTON Hyundai Motor America is recalling 11,176 2011 Hyundai Tucson SUVs for a possible transmission fluid leak, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The affected vehicles have a transmission fluid cooler hose that may have been improperly manufactured, resulting in a transmission fluid leak," said NHTSA in its recall summary. "If enough transmission fluid leaks out, the transmission may not function properly and the vehicle may stop moving, increasing the risk of a crash."

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

The affected vehicles were built from July 22, 2010 to October 31, 2010.

Hyundai said drivers may notice transmission fluid leaking, experience abnormal transmission shifts and/or illumination of the Malfunction Indicator lamp.

Hyundai dealers will replace the transmission fluid cooler hose. The recall is expected to begin on March 25. Owners can contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151.

Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles who notice any of the aforementioned problems should see their dealer now. Others should wait for their official recall notice and then schedule a service appointment.

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