Both automakers are alerting customers to this matter since a fuel leak can be a serious issue as it increases the likelihood of a fire. - Photo: Hyundai

Both automakers are alerting customers to this matter since a fuel leak can be a serious issue as it increases the likelihood of a fire.

Photo: Hyundai

Kia Motor America and its parent company, Hyundai Motor America, operate independently. However, both automakers are currently recalling several models for the same issue: a possible fuel leak at the pipe connection. 

Specifically, Hyundai is recalling an estimated 15,752 2021-2022 Santa Fe and Sonata vehicles equipped with 2.5L turbocharged engines because fuel may leak at the pipe connection between the high-pressure fuel pump and fuel rail.

Similarly, Kia is recalling approximately 21,575 2021 Sorento and 2021-2022 K5 vehicles equipped with 2.5L turbocharged engines for precisely the same problem. 

Both automakers are alerting customers to this matter since a fuel leak can be a serious issue as it increases the likelihood of a fire.

To remedy the problem, both automakers confirm that dealers will inspect and tighten, or replace the fuel pipe as necessary, at no cost to customers. 

In the case of Hyundai, owner notification letters will be mailed September 6, 2021. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at (855) 371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 207.

In the case of Kia, owner notification letters are expected to mail on July 21, 2021. Owners can reach Kia customer service at (800) 333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC214.

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