The 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe is a popular SUV, but it’s not completely perfect. It’s been recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It has a problem that you’d probably prefer not to have: there’s a fuel leak at the pipe connection. What does this recall mean for your Hyundai SUV? There’s a chance that it could catch on fire. Here’s how to find out if your 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV is impacted by the recall and what to do if it is.
Which Hyundai models are recalled?
15,752 Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs impacted by this recall. They include SUVs made between 2021 and 2022 that have a 2.5-liter engine. In addition to the Hyundai Santa Fe, this recall also includes some Hyundai Sonatas. If you have either of these vehicles, you should check to see if yours is affected.
The problem with these Hyundai vehicles is that the “Fuel may leak at the pipe connection between the high-pressure fuel pump and fuel rail,” according to the NHTSA.
How do I find out if my Hyundai has a recall?
To find out if your Hyundai SUV or car is one of the recalled vehicles, you can check the NHTSA website. There is a function that allows you to search by VIN number, so you know if your particular Hyundai Santa Fe or Sonata is recalled. You can also search by vehicle model if you’d like to check other cars. The phone number for the NHTSA is 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).
If you find out that your 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe is part of the recall, Hyundai dealers will inspect it and either tighten or replace the fuel pipe if it’s necessary. If you have questions, you can call Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. The number for this recall is 207.
Recall aside, the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe is pretty safe
The 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick+ award winner. It has good marks in nearly every category of crashworthiness, safety systems, and headlights. Only its headlights have any marks that aren’t good, with one trim level being good, one being acceptable, and another being poor.
To win a Top Safety Pick award, a vehicle must get a good rating in all six crashworthiness categories. It also must have front-crash prevention systems with advanced or superior ratings. At least one headlight system out of all available has to be acceptable or good. To win the coveted Top Safety Pick+ award, a vehicle must have good or acceptable headlights standard on every available trim level.
The 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe is a popular SUV, but its recall is definitely something that you’ll want to take care of if it affects you. The potential risk of a fire is something that should be dealt with as soon as possible. If you have a Hyundai Santa Fe (or a Sonata), you should check to see if your vehicle is impacted by the recall and get it dealt with as soon as possible.