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Hyundai Recalls 200,000 Sante Fe And Veracruz Models!

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On: Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 10:30AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Hyundai Recalls 200,000 Sante Fe And Veracruz Models!

Just when you thought you were safe driving around your three- or four-year-old Hyundai Sante Fe or Veracruz, it turns out that Hyundai has just recently recalled the SUVs due to a defect that may cause the driver's airbag not to deploy during a crash. Granted, that may be better than deploying when they aren't needed, but not by much.  Replacement of the defective part will be covered in full by dealers, thankfully. Read on to see the full report.

Vehicle Make / Model:

Hyundai / Santa Fe

Hyundai / Veracruz

Model Years:

2007-2008

Manufacturer:

Hyundai Motor Company

Mfr's Report Date:

SEP 08, 2011

NHTSA Campaign ID Number:

11V472000

NHTSA Action Number:

N/A

Component:

Air Bags: Frontal

Potential Number of Units Affected:

205,233

Summary:

Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Hyundai Veracruz vehicles manufactured from December 26, 2006, through March 21, 2008, and model year 2007-2008 Hyundai Santa Fe vehicles manufactured from April 19, 2006 through March 20, 2008. The clock spring contact assembly for the driver's air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) may become damaged through usage over time. The driver's air bag electrical circuit will experience a high resistance condition, potentially causing the driver's air bag to not deploy.

Consequence:

If the clock spring develops high resistance, in the event of a crash, the driver’s air bag will not deploy and will not be able to properly protect the driver, increasing the risk of injuries.

Remedy:

Hyundai dealers will replace the vehicle's driver's air bag clock spring contact assembly as necessary free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during September 2011. Owners may contact Hyundai Customer Connect Center at 1-800-633-5151.

Notes:

Hyundai's safety recall campaign number is 103, owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.


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