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Finally we're getting the official confirmation of what many have suspected for quite a while. The Hyundai Sonata recall was just the tip of the iceberg, and the problem with these KIA/Hyundai engines is much more widespread and serious than they originally tried to make everyone believe. Based on the list of model/year, it appears that this recall will be limited to GDI/Turbo, but that remains to be seen as well, because there can be no confidence at this point in anything they say.
The Sonata engine replacement is currently backed up for months in most stealerships, due to unavailability of parts. One can only wonder what the effect will be of adding in potentially 1.5 million more vehicles into the mix. Are loaners going to be provided to all affected owners for however many months (or years) it will take to get a new engine installed?
Maybe get rid of it instead? Better do it today, because book value is likely to fall off the cliff as this news makes the front pages. How about just not worrying about it, because they're saying that 'only a small percentage of vehicles will be affected'. That would work for those who like to play Russian roulette.
What a ghastly nightmare this whole thing is turning into.
2011 SX 2.4L A/T 96K