Hyundai Elantra Recall Affects 190,000 Models for Airbag Problems

Hyundai Elantra Recall Affects 190,000 Models for Airbag Problems

Hyundai has recalled over 190,000 Elantra models over concerns that the passenger side airbags might not work properly.

The Elantras were from the last generation, built from July 2006 to November 2008, and cover model years 2007 to 2009.

The recall deals with a defect in the airbag seat sensor that detects a person’s weight and deploys the airbag accordingly, not deploying the airbag if the passenger is a child, for example. The sensor is located in the center console, and could break easily—if liquid is spilled into the console, for example. Then, the side airbag could fire regardless of the passenger’s size and weight, injuring a child.

Over 96,000 additional Elantras from 2007 and 2008 are also being examined for a driver’s side airbag that could deploy incorrectly if the seat is set in a certain position.

  • Tk

    I want to find out when is Hyundai Elantra 2011 coming to South Africa?

  • Sappir1

    I have a 2013 elantra and the air bag light stays on.  The dealer told me this is a normal function, but it doesn’t say that in the manual.  I’m reading about past recalls and wondering if this sensor problem is what I am experiencing.

  • Dnh123

    We just bought the same car, a 2013, less than a week ago and the light comes on :/ we better take it in. When the light is on your airbags will NOT work in the event of an accident. It’s a warning light to tell you that it is broken.