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Recall 16V722000

Passenger Air Bag Only Partially Deploys In An Accident

Recall Details

The wiring connector to the occupant classification system (OCS) may become dislodged when the passenger seat is moved, resulting in the air bag system to default to only a single stage deployment of the passenger frontal air bag.  Additionally, the air bag will not turn off as designed when there is a child in the front seat. Dealers will secure the OCS connector to prevent it from disconnecting free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The passenger air bag may not fully deploy in an accident because of a problem with a wiring connector being dislodged from the front passenger seat occupant classification system. This could result in increased risk of occupant injury. Additionally, the system will not be able to detect when a child is in the front seat, resulting in first stage deployment of the passenger frontal air bag in an accident, when it should be disabled. This could result in injury also.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Hyundai must be performed by a Hyundai dealership. Hyundai will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in December, 2016. If you do 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. The Hyundai recall number is 151.

Electrical & Lights, October 7, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 7, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
84,500
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V722000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2010-2016 Genesis Coupe vehicles manufactured December 12, 2008, to June 11, 2016. The electrical harness connector for the front passenger seat Occupant Classification System (OCS) may dislodge when the seat is moved.
Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, the disconnected OCS would, by default, cause the first stage, and only the first stage, of the air bag to deploy, whether there is a child seat in the front seat and the bag should not deploy or if the crash is severe and both stages should deploy. Either scenario increases the risk of injury to the front seat occupant.
Remedy
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will secure the OCS connector to prevent it from disconnecting, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 2, 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 151.
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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