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Recall 18V137000

Air Bags And Seat Belt Pretensioners Fail To Deploy In An Accident

Recall Details

The frontal and side air bags and seat belt pretensioners may not deploy as needed in an accident due to a short circuit of the air bag control module. The manufacturer is still developing a resolution to this concern at the time of this writing, but will release a repair procedure for dealers to make necessary repairs free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

During an accident the frontal or side air bags of the vehicle  as well as the seat belt pretensioners may not deploy as needed, due to a short circuit that occurs in the air bag control unit. If protective devices do not deploy as needed, the risk of occupant injury increases.

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 April, 2018. 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 174.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., February 27, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 27, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
154,753
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V137000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2011 Sonata vehicles. In the event of a crash, the air bag control unit (ACU) may short circuit, preventing the frontal air bags, seat belt pretensioners, and side air bags from deploying.
Consequence
If the frontal air bags, seat belt pretensioners, and side air bags are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants in the event of a vehicle crash that necessitates deployment of these safety systems.
Remedy
The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin April 20, 2018. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 174.
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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