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Recall 15V218000

Front Passenger Air Bag Stays Active With Child Seat Installed

Recall Details

The Occupant Detection System (ODS) of the restraint system may not sense a child seat in the passenger front seat. This may cause the passenger front air bag to remain active when a child seat is installed, which can cause unintended deployment in a collision. Dealers will correct ODS software to resolve this concern.

Our Quick Take

The passenger side air bag may not deactivate when a child seat is in the passenger front seat. This could cause the air bag to deploy in an accident, potentially injuring a child in the seat.

What Should You Do?

Hyundai will notify customers of affected vehicles beginning in June 2015. Additionally, you may contact your dealership to see if your vehicle is affected. The dealership may ask for your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), so please have that on hand when you contact them. The dealership will correct the software that controls the passenger air bag system to correct the problem. The Hyundai recall number is 129.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., April 13, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 13, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2,580
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V218000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2015 Accent vehicles manufactured September 15, 2014, to February 10, 2015. In very cold temperatures, the occupant detection system (ODS) may not be able to determine if a child restraint seat is in the front passenger seat.
Consequence
If the ODS fails to detect that the seat is occupied by a child restraint seat, the front air bag will not be deactivated and, in the event of a crash necessitating front air bag deployment, the air bag deployment could cause increased risk of injury to the occupant in the child restraint seat.
Remedy
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will correct ODS software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 5, 2015. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059. Hyundai's number for this recall is 129.
Notify
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.
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