DETROIT (AP) — 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.READ MORE: Man Involved In High-Speed Police Chase In Penn Hills Wanted After Walking Out Of UPMC Mercy Hospital
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.READ MORE: 'I Don’t Know If You Overcome It': Caitlyn Kaufman's Mother Recalls Losing Her Daughter In Nashville Road Rage Shooting
Hyundai has nine reports of fires but no injuries.
Hyundai is still working on a repair. Owners will get letters notifying them of the recall starting in late August.
To check if your vehicle is under recall, visit Hyundai’s website here.MORE NEWS: FDA Authorizes Pfizer's Coronavirus Vaccine For Children 12 To 15 Years Old
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