Hyundai Canada is recalling 13,552 Sonata vehicles 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 Canadian market.
South of the border, Hyundai Motor America is recalling about 207,000 Sonata sedans for the same problem. 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 U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 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 investigating potential causes.
"We are working to develop the fix as soon as possible," Hyundai spokesman Michael Stewart said in emails to Automotive News.
"Owners can continue driving these vehicles. We are not aware of any fires, accidents or injuries related to this condition," he said.
The automaker notified NHTSA of the safety recall Feb. 28. Dealers and owners in the United States will be notified by April 24. Hyundai Canada hasn't yet said what its timeline for notifcation is.
Supplier Hanil Tube USA in Tallassee, Ala., is listed as the part manufacturer for the 2013-14 Hyundai Sonata.