Overcoming Oil Leaks: Genesis, Kia recall 8,469 vehicles in Canada for fire risk

Toronto, Ontario — Luxury automaker Genesis is recalling 2,943 copies of its three sedan models in Canada; while Kia is recalling 5,526 versions of its Stinger due to a fire risk.

The recall is specifically for vehicles featuring a 3.3L twin-turbocharged V6 engine with a turbocharger oil-feed pipe that could potentially leak oil on hot components and possibly start a fire. This is due to the pipe and hose assembly being made from a material that can reportedly deteriorate and crack.

Transport Canada reports that the models affected include the 2019 to 2022 Genesis G70; the 2018 to 2020 Genesis G80; and the 2017 to 2019 Genesis G90. At Kia, the affected model is the 2018 to 2023 Stinger—which has since been discontinued in Canada.

For both brands, the recall states that “under certain conditions, the left turbocharger oil feed pipe and hose assembly could become damaged. If this happens, oil could leak onto hot components.” From there, “oil that leaks onto hot components can create the risk of fire.”

In the United States, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reporting drivers may be warned of a “developing problem” if they see white smoke, if the engine oil-pressure warning light comes on, or if they notice a leak.

Transport Canada’s number for the Genesis recall is 2024-158. The agency previously issued a similar recall in 2019, number 2019-350, but it was only for the 2017 Genesis G90 and the 2018 Genesis G80 and G90. This new recall replaces the previous one and Transport Canada has said that if you previously got your vehicle repaired under the old recall, you still need to have this newer one performed.

The Kia Stinger is covered by Transport Canada’s recall number 2024-146, but there is no notification of a prior recall for this model.

For both vehicle brands, owners of affected vehicles will receive a notice in the mail.

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