Hyundai Recalls More Than 84,000 Genesis Coupe Vehicles Due to Potential Air Bag Defect

The electrical harness connector for the front passenger seat Occupant Classification System may dislodge

Hyundai Recalls More Than 84,000 Genesis Coupe Vehicles Due to Potential Air Bag Defect
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October 18, 2016

Hyundai Motor America is recalling approximately 84,500 model year 2010-2016 Genesis Coupe vehicles.

The electrical harness connector for the front passenger seat Occupant Classification System (OCS) on the affected vehicles may dislodge when the seat is moved.

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.

The Genesis Couple vehicles impacted by this recall were manufactured from December 12, 2008 to June 11, 2016.

Hyundai will notify owners of the recalled Genesis Coupe vehicles, and local Hyundai dealers will secure the OCS connector to prevent it from disconnecting. All repairs related to this recall will be conducted free of charge to vehicle owners.

This recall is expected to begin on December 2, 2016.

For further information, owners can contact Hyundai customer service at (855) 371-9460.

Hyundai's reference number for this recall is 151.