Hyundai Recalls Sonata and Santa FE Sport Vehicles for Fuel Leaks

Hyundai Motor America is recalling 2013-2014 Hyundai Sonata vehicles due to a fuel leak that can occur in a low pressure fuel hose.  The hose in question connects the low pressure fuel pump to the direct injection fuel pump.  As a result of engine heat, the hose can crack over time resulting in fuel leakage that can become a fire hazard.  The recall affects approximately 206,896 vehicles.  Dealers will inspect the hose and replace it as necessary.  If no damage or leakage is found, dealers will wrap the hose in heat protective tape.  Repairs will be performed at no cost to the owner.  For additional information, owners can contact Hyundai customer service by calling 1-855-371-9460 and referencing recall number 189.  The NHTSA campaign number for this recall is 20V121000.

Hyundai Motor America is also recalling 2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata as well as 2013-2014 Santa Fe Sport Vehicles.  These vehicles were previously repaired under recall numbers 15V-568 and 17V-226 and affect approximately 150,730 vehicles.  During the repairs to these vehicles, the high pressure fuel pipe that attaches to the outlet of the fuel pump could have been improperly installed.  That is, the pipe could have been damaged, misaligned, or improperly torqued, resulting in fuel leakage from the pipe.  This is an outstanding recall that was begun March 1, 2019.  For additional information, owners can contact Hyundai customer service by calling 1-855-371-9460 and referencing recall number 180.  The NHTSA campaign number for this recall is 18V934000.  

Fiat Chrysler Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced on its website that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has recalled approximately 11 million vehicles for various defects. NHTSA has also listed the vehicles, the reason for the recall, and the NHTSA recall number.  The list has been reproduced below.  Owners of the suspect vehicles should review the list to see if their vehicle is part of one or more recalls.  If a recall is identified, owners should then take their vehicle to their Fiat Chrysler dealer for confirmation and then to obtain information on how the vehicle will be repaired.  The information that owners should receive include when the vehicle will be scheduled for repair, what work will be done, and how long the vehicle will be out of service.  Although the work to repair a recalled vehicle usually will not involve any cost to the owner, owners need to make sure that they do not have to pay for any “additional” or “disposable” items. Such items would include shop supplies like rags or the disposal of oil.  For additional information, owners can visit the NHSTA website at and perform a search (under recalls) for the vehicle in question.  The vehicles involved in the recall are:

Vehicle can exceed speed rating of tires, NHTSA recall # 15V-290

2014-2015 Ram 4500 and 5500 equipped with 6.4 L Hemi engines


Lack of brake power assist, NHTSA recall # 14V-154

2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2011-2014 Dodge Durango


Fuel heater leak, NHTSA recall # 14V-635

2010-2014 Ram 2500, 3500, 4500 and 5500


Loosening of rear axle pinion nut, NHTSA recall #13V-038 & 14V-796

2009 Chrysler Aspen

2009 Dodge Durango

2009-2012 Dodge Ram 1500

2009-2011 Dodge Dakota

2005 Dodge Ram 1500


Failure of rear fuel tank structure, NHTSA recall # 13V-252

2009 Chrysler Aspen

2009 Dodger Durango

2009-2012 Dodge Ram 1500

2009-2011 Dodge Dakota


Failure of left tie rod assembly, NHTSA recall # 13V-527, 13V-528 & 13V529

2008-2012 Dodge Ram 4500

2008-2012 Dodge Ram 5500

2006-2008 Dodge Ram 1500

2003-2012 Dodge Ram 2500

2003-2012 Dodge Ram 3500


Inadvertent ignition switch movement, NHTSA recall # 14V-373, 14V-438 and 14V-567

2008-2010 Chrysler Town and Country

2008-2010 Dodge Grand Caravan

2009-2010 Dodge Journey

2006-2008 Jeep Commander

2005-2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2008 Chrysler 300

2008 Dodge Charger

2008 Dodge Magnum


Sudden alternator failure, NHTSA recall # 14V-634

2011-2014 Chrysler 300

2011-2014 Dodge Challenger

2011-2014 Dodge Charger

2011-2014 Dodge Durango

2012-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee


Vanity lamp short circuit fire hazard, NHTSA recall # 14V-391

2011-2014 Dodge Durango

2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee


Inoperative instrument cluster, NHTSA recall # 14V-749

2015 Dodge Challenger


Broken springs in clutch ignition interlock switch, NHTSA recall # 14V-795

2006-2007 Dodge Dakota

2006 Mitsubishi Raider

2006-2007 Dodge Ram 1500

2006-2007 Dodge Ram 2500

2006-2007 Dodge Ram 3500


Defective air bag inflators, NHTSA recall # 15V-313

2004-2007 Dodge Durango

2005-2007 Dodge Magnum

2004-2007 Dodge Ram 1500

2005-2007 Dodge Ram 2500

2006-2007 Dodge Ram 3500

2006-2007 Mitsubishi Raider

2005-2007 Chrysler 300 and Chrysler 300C

2007 Chrysler Aspen

2005-2007 Chrysler SRT8

2005-2007 Dodge Charger

2005-2007 Dodge Dakota


Side air bag deployment, NHTSA recall # 15V-041

2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee


Inadvertant air bag deployment, NHTSA recall # 15V-046

2003-2004 Dodge Viper

2002-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2002-2203 Jeep Liberty


Broken parking pawl, NHTSA recall # 15V-090

2005 Chrysler 200


Fuel Leak, NHTSA recall # 15V-114

2015 Dodge Challenger

2015 Dodge Charger


Fuel pump relay failure, NHTSA recall # 15V-115

2012-2013 Dodge Durango

2012-2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee


Driver and passenger door latch failure, NHTSA recall # 15V-178

2013-2014 Dodge Viper







Recall News

We have updated the News column of our website to bring you the most recent vehicle recalls on some well-known makes. First, Blue Bird, the makers of school buses, have recalled some of their vehicles as a result of a cruise control problem. Basically, the control may not disengage when the brakes are applied. In addition, Subaru is  recalling some of its Outback and Legacy vehicles due  to a lubrication problem. Apparently, a hole that was supposed to have been provided in their six speed manual transmissions was left out.  As a result, the gears are not being lubricated and there is a possibility that the gears will break. If this happens, the driver will possibly lose control due to the loss of power and crash. Furthermore, Nissan is also recalling some of its “Cube” cars.  Some of the 2009-2010 models leak more fuel than what is allowed when hit  from the rear. Dealers are supposed to have a special protection device to install free of charge. Lastly, Toyota is recalling 2000-2004 “Avalon” because of a crack that can develop in the steering lock bar. If left unattended, the crack will cause the bar to break and the steering wheel to lock. The driver could lose control of  the vehicle and crash. Toyota is also recalling 2003-2007 Lexus LX470 models because of a steering shaft snap ring that can disengage. If that happens, over time, the steering shaft can disconnect causing the driver to lose ccontrol and crash.  For more detailed information,  please visit our website at and under the “News” column click on “Recall News”.

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