Monday, July 20, 2020

Its Shop Time Mondays: Chrysler, Dodge, Hyundai And Mitsubishi Are Recalling Several Of Their Models

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V393000

Manufacturer Hyundai Motor America

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 272,126

Summary

Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2011-2012 Hyundai Elantra and Sonata Hybrid, 2012 Accent and Veloster vehicles. The 12V accessory socket outlet may have been over-tightened during installation, possibly disabling the thermal fuse and allowing the outlet to overheat with prolonged use, such as by using the Tire Mobility Kit air compressor to inflate a tire.

Remedy

Hyundai is currently developing a remedy. The remedy procedure will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 28, 2020. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 193.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V403000

Manufacturer Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Components SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected 177,000

Summary

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain 2014-2019 Outlander and 2018-2019 Outlander PHEV vehicles. The second-row center seat belt buckle may interfere with the right-side seat belt buckle when the seat backs are folded down. The interference may cause the right-side seat belt buckle cover to come off, making the buckle latch inoperable and unable to restrain an occupant.

Remedy

MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will modify the second-row center seat belt buckle cover, install a new warning label to the second-row seat support base, and provide a new warning label insert for the owner's manual, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin September 11, 2020. Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. Mitsubishi's number for this recall is SR-20-004.


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