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Recall 12V352000

The Side Curtain Air Bags May Deploy Unexpectedly

Recall Details

Hyundai is recalling certain 2012-2013 Sonata passenger cars, the side curtain airbags may inflate unexpectedly - Without a deployment command from the control module. Unexpected deployment would increase the risk of injury to vehicle occupants. It would also be a significant driver distraction and would limit the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the side curtain air bags to correct this concern. The Hyundai recall number is 106.

Our Quick Take

Hyundai is recalling certain 2012-2013 Sonata passenger cars because the side curtain airbags may inflate unexpectedly.

What Should You Do?

Hyundai will notify owners with affected vehicles during August, 2012. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your Hyundai dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., July 24, 2012

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 24, 2012
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
22,512
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
12V352000
Component
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

Summary
Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Hyundai Sonata passenger cars, manufactured from January 24, 2012, through June 21, 2012. The curtain side airbags on these vehicles may inflate without deployment command due to an error during manufacturing.
Consequence
The curtain airbag may inflate without deployment command and increase the risk of injury to occupants of the vehicle. Additionally, an unexpected deployment would be a significant driver distraction and would limit the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Hyundai dealers will notify owners, and dealers will replace the curtain side airbags free of charge. This recall is expected to begin during August 2012. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.
Notify
Hyundai's recall campaign number is 106. Customers may contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Vehicle Safety Administrations Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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