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The Drive website: “If you’re the owner of a vehicle equipped with Hyundai’s Theta II 2.0-liter turbo or 2.4 liter naturally aspirated engine, you might be covered by this class-action-based lifetime warranty and eligible for a free engine replacement. The settlement includes these vehicles:”

  • 2011-2019 Hyundai Sonata
  • 2013-2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
  • 2014-2015 Hyundai Tucson
  • 2018-2019 Hyundai Tucson
  • 2011-2019 Kia Optima
  • 2012-2019 Kia Sorento
  • 2011-2019 Kia Sportage

“There are a few caveats to note. There was an ECU reflash recall performed in 2019 related to the knock sensor that these cars should have had. Also, if the vehicle’s engine died due to head or head gasket issues (overheating), then unfortunately the lifetime warranty won’t cover that. If you’re unsure if the recall work has been performed, call your local Hyundai or Kia dealer. The service department should be able to find the vehicle’s recall history via its VIN.”

“For more information, check out Hyundai’s settlement website, and Kia’s engine settlement website.”

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