Hyundai Issues Recall for Nearly 155,000 Sonata Vehicles with Air Bag Defect

The air bag control unit (ACU) in the affected vehicles may short circuit

Hyundai Issues Recall for Nearly 155,000 Sonata Vehicles with Air Bag Defect
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March 12, 2018

Hyundai Motor America is recalling nearly 155,000 model year 2011 Hyundai Sonata vehicles.

What's the problem?

In the event of a crash, the air bag control unit (ACU) in the affected vehicles may short circuit, preventing the frontal air bags, seat belt pretensioners, and side air bags from deploying.

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.

What happens next?

Hyundai says that the remedy for this recall is still under development. Owners of the impacted vehicles will receive notification of the recall in mid-April 2018.

Those seeking additional information about this recall can contact Hyundai customer service at (855) 371-9460.

Hyundai's reference number for this recall is 174.