Approximately 272,100 model-year 2011-12 Hyundai Elantra sedans and hatchbacks and Sonata Hybrid sedans, and model-year 2012 Accent sedans and hatchbacks and Veloster hatchbacks are being recalled due to issues with the accessory socket outlet. The 12-volt accessory socket outlet may have been over-tightened during installation, which could disable the thermal fuse and allow the outlet to overheat with prolonged use, increasing the risk of a fire.

Hyundai began notifying owners on Aug. 28. Owners can call the automaker at 855-371-9460 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.

A remedy is being developed. Hyundai is asking owners to not use the Tire Mobility Kit until the recall repair is complete, according to Consumer Reports.

Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.

Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.