Jan 19, 2019
"Center for Auto Safety, … says they have received 220 complaints regarding certain Hyundai and Kia models that randomly catch fire while being driven…
Hyundai and Kia plan to upgrade each vehicle’s knock sensor detection system, which detects early symptoms of engine bearing wear. “The knock sensor detection system software continuously monitors engine vibrations for unusual dynamic patterns that develop as an engine connecting rod bearing wears abnormally in a way that could later cause engine seizure,” writes Hyundai in their release.
If the system detects a problem, the check engine light will shine, an audible chime will ding, and the car will be placed in “temporary protection mode” with reduced power. Speed will be limited to 60-65 mph and the engine will not rev higher than 2,000 rpm."