The 12-volt accessory power port might not provide intended protection against overheating

Hyundai told T8Auto that it only identified this issue related to prolonged use of air compressors, and it recommends that owners follow the instructions in their owner’s manual before using any aftermarket device in the 12-volt accessory port.

The automaker is still developing a fix for dealerships to implement. It expects the recall to begin Aug. 28, 2020.

For now, Hyundai says owners should not use the tire mobility kit air compressor until the recall remedy has been completed.

The Details

Vehicles Recalled

  • 2012 Hyundai Accent
  • 2011 to 2012 Hyundai Elantra
  • 2011 to 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
  • 2012 Hyundai Veloster

The problem: Some accessory power ports may have been installed using too much torque. As a result, the thermal fuse designed to prevent overheating might not provide the intended protection. 

The fix: Hyundai is still developing a remedy. Dealerships will perform the work free of charge.

How to contact the manufacturer: Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 855-371-9460.

NHTSA campaign number: 20V-393. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 193.

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and a recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have any open recalls. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly to see whether your vehicle has had a recall issued.

2011 Hyundai Elantra flat tire being repaired with a tire kit

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