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Recall 03V321000

Front Passenger Air Bag May Not Deploy Properly

Recall Details

On 49 vehicles, tear lines for the passenger front air bag may be missing from the instrument panel. If a crash were to occur, the air bag may not deploy properly if it is needed. Hyundai will replace the instrument panel. The recall began October 13, 2003. The Hyundai recall number is 063.

Our Quick Take

On 49 vehicles, tear lines for the passenger front air bag may be missing from the instrument panel. 

What Should You Do?

Please contact your Hyundai dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., October 13, 2003

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 13, 2003
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
49
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
03V321000
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Summary
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG IS MOUNTED BENEATH THE RIGHT PORTION OF THE INSTRUMENT PANEL¿S PADDED SURFACE. TEAR LINES ARE FORMED INTO THE UNDERSIDE OF THE INSTRUMENT PANEL¿S PADDED SURFACE DURING THE PRODUCTION PROCESS OF THE INSTRUMENT PANEL TOP PAD. THESE TEAR LINES ALLOW A PORTION OF THE INSTRUMENT PANEL SURFACE TO FOLD UPWARD IF THE PASSENGER AIR BAG DEPLOYS.
Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE AIR BAG MAY NOT DEPLOY PROPERLY, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY TO THE RIGHT FRONT PASSENGER.
Remedy
HYUNDAI WILL REPLACE THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON OCTOBER 13, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT HYUNDAI OF AMERICA AT 1-800-633-5151, OR IF THE VEHICLE IS LOCATED IN PUERTO RICO, HYUNDAI OF PUERTO RICO AT 1-800-981-0188.
Notify
HYUNDAI RECALL NO. 063.ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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