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Recall 16V232000

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Does Not Inflate Properly

Recall Details

The second stage of the dual stage driver's frontal air bag may not deploy properly due to a missing chemical enhancer necessary for the second stage deployment. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The second stage of the dual stage driver's frontal air bag may not deploy properly in a crash when needed. This would result in increased risk of injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Hyundai must be performed by a Hyundai dealership. Hyundai began notifying known owners of affected vehicles in May, 2016. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Hyundai dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Body, Interior & Misc., April 21, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 21, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
33
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V232000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Sonata vehicles manufactured May 29, 2014 to February 11, 2016, 2017 Elantra vehicles manufactured January 12, 2016 to February 22, 2016, and one 2016 Sonata Hybrid vehicle manufactured October 15, 2015. In these vehicles, the driver's frontal air bag may be missing a chemical enhancer required for the second stage air bag deployment, resulting in the second stage not deploying in certain crashes. The primary stage will deploy as intended.
Consequence
An air bag that does not inflate increases the risk of injury.
Remedy
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 144.
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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