The Air bag System May Not Properly Detect a Front Seat Passanger
Body, Interior & Misc., July 24, 2012
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Our Quick Take:
Hyundai is recalling 2007 through 2009 Santa Fe models because the air bag system may not properly detect an occupant in the passenger seat and fail to deploy the front passenger airbag in an accident.
What Should You Do?
Hyundai has not provided a notification schedule for this recall, so please contact your Hyundai dealer to determine if this applies to your specific vehicle and if so, when they can address this for you. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
Hyundai is recalling certain 2007 through 2009 Santa Fe models because the air bag system may not properly detect a smaller occupant in the passenger seat. Improper detection may cause the front passenger airbag not to deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the front passenger. Dealers will update the occupant classification software to correct this concern. The Hyundai recall number is 105.
Manufacturer's Report Date:
July 24, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
Potential Number of Units Affected:
Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2007 through 2009 Santa Fe vehicles manufactured from April 19, 2006, through July 7, 2008. The occupant classification system (OCS) may need recalibration to accurately detect small statured adults.
Improper classification or detection may cause the front passenger airbag not to deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the front passenger.
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will update the classification software free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided the agency with a notification schedule. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.
Hyundai's recall campaign number is 105. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration