Hyundai recalls Elantra, Sonata, Accent, and Veloster for increased fire risk

Hyundai is recalling more than 272,000 older model coupes, sedans, and hatchbacks in the U.S. for a faulty electrical socket in the dashboard that can overheat and catch fire, the AP reported on Wednesday.

Hyundai said the problem is specific to when air compressors are plugged into the socket for a long time to inflate tires, floaties, and other inflatable objects. The 12-volt outlets might have been tightened too much at the factory, thereby disabling a fuse that acts as a firewall against overheating.