The Korean automaker Hyundai has issued two separate recalls for the Elantra model over airbag related issues. The first one affects about 95,783 Elantras 2007-2008MY manufactured between July 14, 2006 and August 29, 2007. For these cars, the airbag control module might receive an unstable electrical signal from the seat track position sensor which might lead to the deployment of the driver’s airbag at a higher pressure than intended. To fix this problem, the automaker’s dealers will have to reprogram the airbag control module, free of charge.
The second recall concerns approximately 188,697 units from the 2007-2009MY made between July 14, 2006, until November 1st, 2008. The company said that the problem with these cars is the weight sensor that deactivates the right front airbag when passengers of certain weights occupy the seat might become contaminated and malfunction, causing airbag deployment in crashes where this shouldn’t happen. To fix this issue, Hyundai affirmed that they will install a protective cover over the weight classification system connector in order to prevent contamination.
These recalls should start next month and if you own one of the Elantras we’ve mentioned above, you can call Hyundai’s customer assistance center at 1-800-633-5151.
Source: Hyundai via Carscoop