2024 Hyundai Palisade Recall Issued Over Incorrectly Manufactured Valve Springs

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Twinned with the Kia Telluride, yet manufactured in South Korea rather than the United States of America, the Hyundai Palisade has been hit with a safety recall. Valve springs produced by South Korean supplier Daewonkangup may have been damaged during the die process, with said valve springs equipping no fewer than 4,245 vehicles produced for the US market for model year 2024.
Kia issued a separate recall for the 2024 model year Telluride, namely vehicles assembled between October 1, 2023 through December 6, 2023. Over at Hyundai, suspect vehicles were assembled in the period between August 21, 2023 and October 12, 2023. Kia America is aware of 83 vehicles potentially affected by the subject condition, whereas HMNA is aware of a further 18 incidents.

The first one was reported on October 30 last year, prompting the dealer to escalate this matter to the Hyundai Motor North America Service Quality Department. Come January 2024, the supplier implemented a more thorough inspection process to confirm the durability of newly built valve springs.

Suspect valve springs may break while driving, resulting in a loss of engine power or a hole in the engine block. Neither Hyundai nor Kia are currently aware of any underhood fires, crashes, injuries, or worse related to said condition. The valve spring that Hyundai used for the Lambda II 3.8-liter GDi V6 engine bears part number 22221-3L310. Many online retailers advertise this part at just over $5.

Daewonkangup remedied this problem in production by replacing the spring drawing die on July 26, 2023. It is rather curious that the supplier's quality control did not catch this flaw in a timely fashion, more so if you remember that engine valve springs are precision parts with low tolerances.

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Both dealers and owners will be informed about Daewonkangup's mistake no later than April 13, 2024. Dealers will replace the engine sub-assembly at no cost to affected owners. Whether engine sub-assembly means the long block, the valvetrain, or something else, Hyundai didn't bother explaining.

In production since 2018 for the 2020 model year, the Palisade replaced the long-wheelbase version of the Santa Fe in Hyundai's lineup. Exclusively V6 and eight-speed automatic, the family-sized crossover was facelifted in 2022 for the 2023 model year. At the moment of reporting, the 2024 Hyundai Palisade starts at $36,650 (sans the destination fee).

Six trim levels are available stateside, including a grade dubbed XRT with additional off-road heft. For the most expensive specification of the bunch, namely the Calligraphy Night, you'll have to spend $53,850 (plus $1,395 for the destination charge).

Going forward, the Hyundai Palisade will be redesigned in 2025 for the 2026 model year with 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe-inspired boxy design cues. The South Korean carparazzi have already spied a few hybrid-powered camouflaged prototypes, but only time will tell if the hybrid powertrain will be offered in the US market. Hyundai's codename for the next-gen Palisade is LX3, and South Korean prototypes were spied with two distinct engine choices: a 3.5-liter turbo V6 and a hybrid 2.5-liter I4.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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