Hyundai, Kia recall 1.4 million vehicles; engines can fail

The logo of Hyundai Motor is seen during the 2017 Seoul Motor Show in Goyang South Korea

Hyundai and Kia, the related and increasingly popular South Korean carmakers, have stalled for the second time in two years with the recall of 1.4 million cars and SUVs in the United States and Canada because of potential engine failure.

The recall, which could cost the two firms hundreds of millions of dollars each, comes as Hyundai and Kia face a sharp drop in Chinese sales and sluggish demand in the USA and South Korea. Kia is recalling certain 2011-2014 Optima, 2012-2014 Sorento, and 2011-2013 Sportage vehicles. The two auto companies said on Friday they will recall 171,348 vehicles in.

A customer looks at a brand new Hyundai Santa Fe mid-size crossover vehicle at Hyundai Serramonte in Colma, California. The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is equipped with both engines. Dealers will inspect engines and make repairs for free.

No injuries or crashes have been reported so far.

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The 2015 US recall involved some half million vehicles. More recalls will follow in the United States.

Owners of the recalled vehicles should reach out to their dealer for an engine inspection. There are five models of the automakers' vehicles. Together they are the world's fifth-largest automaker.

Models subject to the recall are Grandeur HG, Sonata YF, K7 VG, K5 TF, Sportage SL with a Theta 2-liter turbo and 2.4-liter gasoline direct injection made between July 2009 and August 2013.

South Korea's transport ministry said on Friday metal debris in crankshafts could cause engine damage, leading to possible loss of motive power. The number of recall vehicles is extremely close to the annual sales of the automaker in the U.S. Hyundai is expected to start its recall on May 19, 2017 while Kia will begin on May 25, 2017.

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