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Recall 05V377000

Manual Front Seats May Recline Without Warning

Recall Details

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.

Our Quick Take

Interference with the front seat belt may cause the front seat to recline inadvertently. Inadvertent release of the seat back may result in injury to the vehicle occupants.

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 24, 2005

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 24, 2005
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
36,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
05V377000
Component
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER
Summary
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FRONT SEAT BELT MAY INTERFERE WITH THE MANUAL SEAT BACK RECLINER KNOB AND COULD CAUSE THE FRONT MANUAL SEAT BACK RECLINER TO INADVERTENTLY RELEASE.
Consequence
THE INADVERTENT RELEASE OF A FRONT SEAT BACK RECLINER MAY RESULT IN INJURY TO VEHICLE OCCUPANTS.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE MANUAL SEAT BACK RECLINER KNOB(S) FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 14, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI AT 1-800-633-5151.
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HYUNDAI RECALL NO. 072.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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