Hyundai Recalls Vehicle 2011: Hyundai Recalls 190,000 US Cars Due to Airbag Sensor Issue Reported by NHTSA

By on Mar 19, 2011 in Announcement, Automobile, Current Events, United States Comments
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Hyundai Motor Co. decided to recall a total of 188,697 Elantra 2007-2009 models due to a problematic airbag sensor, according to an announcement made by the South Korean firm. The Hyundai recall will start on April 8, 2011.

The Hyundai Elantra recall stems from the January inquiry by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) due to early warning data on airbag issues. Reporst say that the front passenger airbag may deploy in a crash even though it should remain inactive.

Hyundai explained that the electrical connector to the weight sensor of the airbag may accidentally be triggered when a passenger spilled liquids over it.

To fix the problem, Hyundai will be place a protective cover over the weight sensor connector.

In another recall announcement, Hyundai said that recall 95,783 2007-2008 Elantra cars due to an issue that the airbag accidentally activates when the driver sits very close to the airbag.

Hyundai will fix the program that controls the airbag to avoid interference that triggers the airbag to enter the default mode.

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