Products Liability Law Daily Hyundai recalls over 270K vehicles due to increased fire risk
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Hyundai recalls over 270K vehicles due to increased fire risk

By Susan Lasser, J.D.

The auto maker is developing a remedy for accessory power outlets overheating in affected vehicles.

Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling about 272,126 2011-2012 Hyundai Elantra and Sonata Hybrid, 2012 Accent and Veloster vehicles because the 12V accessory socket outlet may have been over-tightened during installation, possibly disabling the thermal fuse and allowing the outlet to overheat with prolonged use, such as by using the Tire Mobility Kit air compressor to inflate a tire. An overheated accessory outlet increases the risk of a fire (NHTSA Recall Notice, No. 20V393, Report receipt date: July 2, 2020).

Remedy. Hyundai is currently developing a remedy procedure, which will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 28, 2020.

Contact information. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 193. Owners also may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Companies: Hyundai Motor America

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