Due to a possible gasoline leak, a small number of Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe plug-in hybrid vehicles require repairs in the United States.
The fuel tanks of both Kia and Hyundai automobiles may have been made incorrectly, increasing the possibility of a fuel leak at the seam between the tank's two sections and starting a fire.
When Kia North America received a warranty claim involving a fuel leak tank on a 2022 Sorento Plug-in Hybrid, it first learned of a potential problem in June 2022. In July 2022, it got a second warranty claim, and it brought the defective gasoline tanks to Kia HQ, where they were examined and the issue was discovered.
According to Hyundai's recall notice, the potential gasoline leak is due to insufficient molding brought on by a broken material grinder prior to mold extrusion. Due to the defect, owners might detect a fuel odor or a visible fuel leak.
According to Kia, owners of affected Sorento cars will be informed starting on March 22, 2023, while Hyundai says owners will be informed starting on March 26, 2023. Owners will be urged to bring their car to a Kia or Hyundai dealer, where, if required, a new gasoline tank will be installed.
The recall affects 34 Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrid cars manufactured between April 12, 2022, and April 26, 2022, as well as 326 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid units manufactured between April 11, 2022, and July 21, 2022.