Products Liability Law Daily Hyundai recalls over 270K vehicles due to increased fire risk
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

Companies: Hyundai Motor America

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