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Hyundai recalls 215,000 Sonatas; faulty hoses can leak fuel

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FILE-Image of Beijing Hyundai Motor Co. 2013 Sonata sedans bound for shipment sit outside the company's plant in Beijing, China. (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images) DETROIT - Hyundai is recalling more than 215,000 midsize cars in the U.S. — most for a second time — because fuel hoses can leak in the engine compartment and cause fires.The recall covers certain 2013 and 2014 Sonata sedans, many of which were recalled for the same problem in 2020.The Korean automaker says in documents posted Wednesday by U.S.

safety regulators that a low pressure fuel hose can crack over time due to heat from the engine. That can cause fuel leaks and increase the risk of a fire.RELATED: Hyundai, Kia recall: Owners of 485K vehicles told to park outside due to fire riskIn the 2020 recall, dealers inspected the hoses and replaced them if they were damaged.

If not, heat-resistant tape was installed. This time all of the faulty hoses will be replaced.Hyundai says in documents that it has 138 reports of problems in the U.S., but no confirmed crashes, fires or injuries.Owners will be notified starting July 5.RELATED: U.S.

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