"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.
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.