Hyundai Recalling Sonata and Santa Fe for Airbag Issues

Stephen Elmer
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hyundai recalling sonata and santa fe for airbag issues

Hyundai has announced a recall for Sante Fe models built between 2007-2009, and Sonata’s built between 2012-2013, citing airbag issues in both vehicles.

About 22,512 Hyundai Sonata’s are being recalled for side curtain airbag issues. The side curtain bags can deploy without command, increasing the risk of an accident due to distraction and lack of driver visibility. Hyundai will replace the side curtain airbags on these vehicles free of charge.

As for the Santa Fe, 199,118 units are being recalled because of a fault in the occupant classification system. The front seat detection system may not recognize small adults, and will therefore not deploy the passenger airbag in the event of a collision. Hyundai will update the software free of charge in affected vehicles.

For more information on either of these recalls, you can contact the NHTSA safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236.

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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