A 2014 model that's included in the Hyundai Sonata recall.

Hyundai is recalling about 207,000 Sonata sedans from the 2013-2014 model years due to concerns about a potential fuel leak and subsequent fire risk.

A fuel line may develop a small crack over time because of heat in the engine compartment, according to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If the line leaks gasoline, there's a risk of fire. Hyundai says drivers may be able to smell fuel if there's a leak.

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The similar Kia Optima was recalled last month for the same flaw, prompting Hyundai to take action. It says it hasn’t received reports of smoking, melting, or fire events related to the problem.

Hyundai is still investigating the causes and evaluating a fix.

Dealerships and owners will be notified of this recall in April, and the fix will be done at no charge.

The Details

Vehicles recalled: 206,896 Sonata sedans made between Nov. 26, 2012, and Jan. 16, 2014.

The problem: The hose that connects the low-pressure fuel pump to the direct-injection fuel pump may crack over time due to heat generated within the engine compartment. A damaged fuel line could allow gasoline to leak and thereby cause an engine compartment fire.

The fix: It's still under development. The recall is expected to begin April 24, 2020.

How to contact the manufacturer: Hyundai customer service is at 855-371-9460.

NHTSA campaign number: 20V121000. Hyundai's number for this recall is 189.

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