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Car Recalls

Recalls are issued for cars with safety-related defects or problems

Hyundai recalls

 

For Models: Hyundai Tucson

Suspension & Steering, February 1, 2008

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On certain sport utility vehicles equipped with electronic stability program (ESP) , the yaw rate sensor may become too sensitive and may re-calibrate incorrectly. While driving the ESP program may cause the engine to reduce power and may cause a brake at one of the wheels to be inappropriately applied. This may lead to loss of control and a crash. The dealer will Reprogram the ESP unit free of charge. The Hyundai recall # is 068

 

For Models: Hyundai Tucson

Body, Interior & Misc., September 6, 2007

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On certain vehicles, static air bad deployment testing conducted by the NHTSA using female dummies showed that a small stature adult driver not wearing a seat belt and involved in a frontal or near frontal crash, the deployment of the driver air bag may not occur. This could lead to an increased chance of injury. The dealer will replace the air bag with an upgraded unit free of charge. The Hyundai recall # is 079

For Models: Hyundai Tucson

Body, Interior & Misc., January 29, 2007

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On certain vehicles, static air bad deployment testing conducted by the NHTSA using female dummies showed that a small stature adult driver not wearing a seat belt and involved in a frontal or near frontal crash, the deployment of the driver air bag may not occur. This could lead to an increased chance of injury. The dealer will replace the air bag with an upgraded unit free of charge. The Hyundai recall # is 079

For Models: Hyundai Sonata

Body, Interior & Misc., October 2, 2006

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The air bag warning label installed on the sunvisors may have lost adhesion or become distorted and illegible. If the labels are missing or cannot be read, the driver or front seat passenger will not have information that may help them in a crash. Dealers will replace the sunvisor assemblies free of charge. The recall began October 2, 2006. The Hyundai recall number is 076.

For Models: Hyundai Santa Fe

Engine, August 17, 2006

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The fuel tank wall was too thin on some released fuel tanks. These units were all caught prior to customer delivery. Dealers replaced the affected fuel tanks. The Hyundai recall number is 077.  This recall began on August 17, 2006.

For Models: Hyundai Sonata

Electrical & Lights, June 26, 2006

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On some models, the inner bezels of the headlamps were not assembled properly, so the turn signals may not be positioned correctly. This may cause the intensity of the turn signals to be reduced. Reduced visibility of the turn signals may increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the left and right headlamp assemblies. The recall began June 26, 2006. The Hyundai recall number is 075.

For Models: Hyundai Santa Fe

Body, Interior & Misc., December 21, 2005

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The occupant classification system (OCS) may detect a small child on the front edge of the front seat as an adult. If the passenger front air bag deploys in a crash, serious injury or death could occur. Dealers will verify the vehicle's OCS properly classifies a passenger front seat occupant properly and disable the air bags when necessary. Dealers will also reprogram the vehicle's OCS ECU to provide an increased margin for recognition of small children.

For Models: Hyundai Elantra

Body, Interior & Misc., November 15, 2005

Summary: CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN ADVANCED AIR BAG SYSTEM. THE OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) INSTALLED IN THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT OF THE VEHICLE MAY MISCLASSIFY A CHILD RESTRAINT SEAT (CRS) AS AN ADULT. THIS MAY OCCUR IF THE CRS IS INSTALLED AFTER AN ADULT HAS BEEN SEATED IN THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT. IF THERE HAS NOT BEEN A 'KEY ON' ' KEY OFF' CYCLE WITH THE RIGHT FRONT PASSENGER SEAT EMPTY PRIOR TO INSTALLATION OF THE CRS.

For Models: Hyundai Elantra

Body, Interior & Misc., October 31, 2005

Summary: CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN ADVANCED AIR BAG SYSTEM. THE OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) INSTALLED IN THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT OF THE VEHICLE MAY MISCLASSIFY A CHILD RESTRAINT SEAT (CRS) AS AN ADULT. THIS MAY OCCUR IF THE CRS IS INSTALLED AFTER AN ADULT HAS BEEN SEATED IN THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT. IF THERE HAS NOT BEEN A 'KEY ON' ' KEY OFF' CYCLE WITH THE RIGHT FRONT PASSENGER SEAT EMPTY PRIOR TO INSTALLATION OF THE CRS.

For Models: Hyundai Sonata

Body, Interior & Misc., October 24, 2005

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Interference between the front seat belt and the front seat recliner knob may cause the front seat to recline inadvertently. Inadvertent release of the seat back may result in injury to the vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the manual seat back recliner knob(s) free of charge. The recall began October 14, 2005. The Hyundai recall number is 072.