Hyundai Vehicles Recalled Due to Improperly Deploying Airbags

A missing chemical enhancer may inhibit the airbag from working properly

Hyundai Vehicles Recalled Due to Improperly Deploying Airbags
Image: Hyundai
May 6, 2016

Malfunctioning airbags have prompted a recall from the Hyundai Motor Company.

The manufacturer is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Sonata and 2016 Sonata Hybrid vehicles. In these vehicles, the driver's front airbag may be missing a chemical enhancer required for the second stage airbag deployment, resulting in the second stage not deploying in certain crashes. The primary stage will deploy as intended.

An airbag that does not inflate increases the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

The company believes that about 30 vehicles are affected, one of which is the Hybrid model.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal airbag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Hyundai customer service at (855) 371-9460.