Defective Transmission Hose Prompts Recall from Hyundai

Defective Transmission Hose Prompts Recall from Hyundai
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February 22, 2016

An incorrectly manufactured piece of equipment has led to a recall from Hyundai.

The auto manufacturer's recall applies to certain model year 2011 Hyundai Tucson vehicles. The affected vehicles have a transmission fluid cooler hose that may have been improperly manufactured, potentially resulting in a transmission fluid leak.

If enough transmission fluid leaks out, the transmission may not function properly and the vehicle may stop moving, increasing the risk of a crash.

Hyundai believes that about 11,000 vehicles are impacted by this issue.

The company will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission fluid cooler hose, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 25, 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Hyundai customer service at (800) 633-5151.