Hyundai Veloster Recall involves the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

Hyundai is recalling 16,487 of its 2013 Veloster hatchbacks because faulty software could lead to engine damage, which in turn could cause the car to stall or even lead to a fire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The problem was discovered as part of an ongoing NHTSA investigation into fires in Hyundai vehicles that were not in crashes. The automaker says it’s not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.

Hyundai says it will begin notifying affected owners on May 13, 2019. 

The Details

Vehicles involved: 16,487 of the 2013 Hyundai Veloster hatchbacks built from April 26, 2012 through Oct. 16, 2013.

The problem: Faulty software could lead to the engine operating incorrectly. That in turn could lead to engine stalls or even a fire, NHTSA says.

The fix: Dealers will update the software at no charge to owners.

How to contact the manufacturer: Owners may call Hyundai customer service at 855-371-9460. The automaker’s number for this recall is 182.

NHTSA campaign number: 19V204

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Hyundai Veloster Recall involves the turbo engine