Hyundai Motor Company kicked off the year 2019 with a recall of their vehicles. If you are owning one from this Korean automaker, never miss this information!
An online channel has been created recently by the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) to help to recall Hyundai Santa Fe and Sonata vehicles from Nigerian consumers who had their car engines replaced in the two recalls before. Here Naijauto.com gives you further information on this event.
Around 100,000 Hyundai Sonata and Santa Fe cars are recalled this time
As informed by Mr. Babatunde Irukera, Director General of CPC on this January 24 in Abuja, there are about 100,000 Hyundai Sonata cars produced from 2011 to 2015 and Santa Fe Sports cars made in 2013 and 2014 whose engines would be changed in those recalls. All are now required to be brought back to the Hyundai’s maintenance garages by Hyundai Motor Company in America to recheck the installation of fuel tubes.
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Mr. Babatunde Irukera - the Director General of CPC
According to Irukera:
Although the recall originated in North America, it is not inconceivable that some of the vehicles affected ended up in the Nigerian market, either primarily or secondarily.
Also, he revealed:
As an additional method to determine either of these possibilities, the council is engaging appointed Hyundai dealers in Nigeria.
He also noticed Nigerian people who own a car of any Hyundai models that have reinstalled parts should send an email to the Council’s email box ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ to seek for help. The email should consist of your name, contact information (eg: the phone number, home address, etc) with a clear subject ‘Hyundai 2019 Recall’ so that CPC can supply you with valuable information such as warnings, advisories and places for your cars to be rechecked.
Talking about details on vehicles, he said:
The e-mail should include the specific model, year, and version of the car, the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and information about compliance with previous recalls.
So, if you are driving a Hyundai Santa Fe or Hyundai Sonata which belongs to the recall model, please take note carefully the information and take actions as soon as possible!
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