2019-2020 Hyundai Elantra, 2019-2021 Kona & Veloster NU 2.0L Atkinson Engine Inspection (Recall 203)

Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Elantra,

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April 28, 2021 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 21V301000

Improperly Heat-Treated Piston Oil Rings

A damaged engine may stall, increasing the risk of a crash. In addition, oil may leak onto hot exhaust components, increasing the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V301

Manufacturer Hyundai Motor America

Components ENGINE

Potential Number of Units Affected 125,840


Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Elantra, 2019-2021 Kona and Veloster vehicles equipped with 2.0L Nu MPI engines. The piston oil rings may not have been properly heat-treated, which could result in engine damage.


Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the engine, free of charge. In addition, Hyundai will deploy Piston Ring Noise Sensing System (PNSS) software. Owner notification letters were mailed August 24, 2021. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460.


Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go towww.safercar.gov.

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