Affected Component: SEATS

Date Published
OCT 20, 2016
NHTSA TSB #
10088664
TSB Document
Summary
THE HYUNDAI GENESIS COUPE IS EQUIPPED WITH AN OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) TO DETERMINE IF THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT IS OCCUPIED, AND IF SO, DETECT THE PRESENCE OF A CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM OR SMALL STATURED OCCUPANT. IN CERTAIN CASES, THE FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG IS DEACTIVATED TO HELP PREVENT AIRBAG-RELATED INJURIES TO THE FRONT PASSENGER. IF OBJECTS ARE PLACED UNDER THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT THAT CONTACT THE OCS CONNECTOR, THE CONNECTOR CAN BECOME DISCONNECTED, ILLUMINATING THE AIR BAG WARNING LAMP IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. IF THIS OCCURS, THE FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG WILL DEPLOY IN A FRONTAL COLLISION REGARDLESS OF THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT OCCUPANT. ADDITIONALLY, THE SYSTEM’S SECOND STAGE AIRBAG WILL NOT DEPLOY IN MORE SEVERE COLLISIONS.