A higher pressure deployment than intended increases the risk of injury resulting from airbag deployment.

Air Bags — Frontal — Sensor/Control Module

Date Announced
MAR 15, 2011
Vehicles Affected
Hyundai Recall #
NHTSA Campaign #
Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Elantra vehicles manufactured from July 14, 2006, through August 29, 2007. The driver's seat track position sensor determines the seat's fore and aft position and allows the driver's frontal air bag to deploy at the pressure appropriate for that seating position, with a lower pressure deployment in the most forward seating positions. The air bag control module may receive an unstable electrical signal from the seat track position sensor such that, in a crash that requires driver frontal airbag deployment, the driver's airbag may deploy at the higher pressure than intended if the seat was position in one of the forward positions in which a lower pressure deployment is intended.
Dealers will reprogram the air bag control module free of charge. The safety recall is expecting to begin during April 2011. Owners may contact Hyundai's customer assistance center at 1-800-633-5151.
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