My understanding from what I've read is that it affects those built in Korea (the VIN begins with a "K"), rather than in Alabama (VIN would begin with a "3", I believe). Mine was built in Korea. Vehicles may well be built in the Czech Republic for the European market, but I don't know anything about that. Under the vehicle, there appears to be a piece of "protective trim" for want of a better word that lies under the oil pan. If the vehicle is lifted and the piece removed, one could probably tell from inspection if there was any leak or not.Yes, pd1601. As yours is the first one reporting a leaking oil pan on a 2.5 I'd sure like as much background on the issue as preparation when mine is delivered (~May/June). Of course, by then it may have grown to a TSB for current drivers and corrected by then for new deliveries. To further complicate things, I JUST NOW found out Hyundai-es are assembled in Czech Republic as well as Mont. AL. IDK if that includes Tucsons, but interesting to note whether it's a plant-specific shortfall. And of course whether either or both the 1.6 and 2.5 are made in the same engine assembly facility, - or separate from the auto assembly plants.
Lotsa permutations to triage.
When we bought last summer, there was a mix of KR-built and US-built. Not sure if that is still the case. The KR ones had Nexen tires (Korean brand), the US ones something else. You might want to ask your dealer for a VIN number in advance of receiving the vehicle. Maybe the problem has been fixed now on newer vehicles being shipped from Korea.Well IBD, thinking only the plug-in was built overseas. Just internet sleuthing here, as the Hyundai website is not exactly a bottomless pit of detail.
My 1,6 hybrid is built in czech republic and i have the same problem with oil drips. I’m going to have it serviced next week.I'd noted some very slight "spotting" under the vehicle where it is parked in the garage. I cleaned it up and then noted it would occasionally drip still. This was pretty much occurring since new. I thought it might be a crush ring or the like. The VIN for my vehicle begins with "KM", indicating it was built in Korea, and my understanding from having done some reading is that it is the Korean-built vehicles that suffer this issue, and not those built/assembled elsewhere.
Your engine is shot. Afraid to tell you. When the car drops in mpg due to low oil, means there was physical mechanical drag inside your engine. And if you had that drag, make 100% sure you ate bearings and races. You will have a oil co sunsuming car from now on. This scary! I'm thinking of buying a 2022 but these oil issues are scary!I just too my car in for first oil change, ~4500 purchased 8 months ago. Check engine light came on a week ago and my gas milage for the past two weeks went from about 30 MPG TO 20 MPG. The diagnostic for the computer said a coolant thermostat needed replacing and they had to order and reschedule arrive for that then they started my oil change, i was in the waiting room and they actually grabbed me to show me a problem. It was my oil leaking and they were sure from where and told me it’s going to need to be dropped off so they can figure it out, which I’m doing in a few days. Also said there’s no thermostat in my car sooooo they have to figure out why the card was saying that code. After oil change my drive home my MPG INCREASED, I can only think it has to do with now having a full tank of oil lol. Glad I googled this when I got home, because this is prob the issue!