Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story misspelled the name of Hyundai’s spokesman.
Hyundai Motor America is recalling about 207,000 Sonata vehicles in the U.S. because of a fuel line issue that could increase the risk of fire.
The recall covers 2013-14 Hyundai Sonatas sedans produced between November 2012 and January 2014 for the U.S. market. The automaker did not release a global number of vehicles involved.
The low-pressure fuel hose may crack over time as a result of heat generated within the engine compartment, according to a NHTSA document. This could cause a fuel leak, increasing the risk of an engine-compartment fire. Occupants also might detect a fuel smell related to this issue.
Hyundai has not yet identified a solution to the problem. The automaker said it “believes the material used to produce the fuel feed line might be more susceptible to heat under certain vehicle operating conditions,” according to the recall report.
Hyundai said it is still…