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Air Bags Cause Hyundai to Recall Santa Fe's and Sonata's


Over 200,000 Hyundai SUVs may be affected by an air bag problem, causing Hyundai to recall them. [1][1] The Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs being recalled are those in model years 2007 through 2009. The Hyundai air bags weren’t deploying (in the event of a crash) when adults weighing less than 130 lbs. were seated in the passenger seat. Thus far, no injuries have been reported due to this problem, but some owners had raised the issue to the company’s attention. This is, however, a safety related defect.

In addition, 22,500 Sonata sedans, model years 2012 and 2013, are being recalled by Hyundai due to a side air bag malfunction causing the air bags to deploy without warning. The company had received 16 complaints but no reports of injuries due to the problem.

Owners of the affected model years of Hyundai Santa Fe’ and Sonata who have questions about these recalls are urged to call Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

For more on automobile recalls, visit: http://www.nhtsa.gov

[1][1] “Hyundai recalls some Santa Fe, Sonata Models for Air Bags”, July 28, 2012, USA Today, USA Today.com, http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/story/2012-07-28/hyundai-sonata-santa-fe-recall/56558798/1


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  1. Guest says:
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    Having a bomb NOT go off in your face seems like a feature, not a defect, to me.

  2. Joseph Meaux says:
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    But they never have recalled the defective systems that won’t work period. Two days after the warranty expired, the Air Bag light came on. When I brought it to the dealer, I was told that they already were aware of the problem, and it would cost me about $600 per seat to correct it, out of my pocket. And they hadn’t even inspected the car.