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Mercedes-Benz recalls 5,039 AMGs, GLCs, Hyundai recalls Elantra, Sonata Hybrids, others

Mercedes-Benz 2020 AMG Car Photo: CarBuzz

*Electronic Stability software in Mercedes-Benz may be programmed incorrectly

*Hyundai recalls Elantra, Sonata Hybrids, Accents, Velosters due to overheat of accessory power outlet

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Automobile manufacturer giant Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 5,039 model year 2019-2020 C63 AMG, C63 AMG S, AMG GT 53, AMG GT 63, AMG GT 63 S, and model year 2020 GLC 63 AMG, GLC 63 AMG S vehicles.

An incorrect Electronic Stability Program (ESP) software version may cause the ESP system to react inaccurately, it was gathered.

Improper ESP reaction to a driving situation may increase the risk of a crash.

As regards what to do, report says MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the ESP software free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin August 28, 2020, while affected vehicle owners may contact MBUSA Customer Service on (800) 367-6372.

Likewise, Hyundai is recalling Elantra and Sonata Hybrids, Accents and Velosters over the accessory power outlet that may overheat.

Hyundai Elantra 2012    Photo: AutoTrader

Hyundai Motor America is recalling 272,126 model year 2011-2012 Elantra and Sonata Hybrids, and model year 2012 Accents and Velosters.

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 tyre, reports ConsumerAffairs.

An overheated accessory outlet increases the risk of fire.

In rectifying the error, Hyundai is currently developing a remedy, which will be performed free of charge, report stated.

The recall of the affected vehicle models is expected to begin August 28, 2020.

Therefore, owners may contact Hyundai Customer Service on (855) 371-9460, and Hyundai’s number for this recall is 193.

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