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Hyundai recalls 272K US cars; electrical outlet can overheat

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019 file photo, this is the Hyundai logo on a sign at the 2019 Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. Hyundai is joining affiliated automaker Kia in yet another U.S. recall for problems that could cause engine fires.Hyundai says Wednesday, March 4, 2020, that it's recalling nearly 207,000 Sonata midsize cars from 2013 and 2014 because a hose that connects one fuel pump to another can develop cracks, leak fuel and potentially cause a fire. Photo: AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File. FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019 file photo, this is the Hyundai logo on a sign at the 2019 Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. Hyundai is joining affiliated automaker Kia in yet another U.S. recall for problems that could cause engine fires.Hyundai says Wednesday, March 4, 2020, that it's recalling nearly 207,000 Sonata midsize cars from 2013 and 2014 because a hose that connects one fuel pump to another can develop cracks, leak fuel and potentially cause a fire.

The Associated Press
Updated: July 15, 2020 08:50 AM
Created: July 15, 2020 08:49 AM

Hyundai is recalling more than 272,000 cars in the U.S. because the electrical socket in the dashboard can overheat and cause a fire.

The recall covers certain 2011 and 2012 Elantra compacts and Sonata midsize cars, and the 2012 Accent subcompact and Veloster hatchback.

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Hyundai joins Kia in another recall to prevent engine fires

Hyundai says the problem happens when an air compressor used to inflate tires is plugged into the socket for a long time. In some vehicles, the outlets were overly tightened at the factory. That can disable a fuse designed to guard against overheating.


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