2008 Hyundai SONATA Air Bags Recall

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2008 Hyundai SONATA Air Bags Recall

 NHTSA Recall #71572
NHTSA Compaign #08V161000
MFG Compaign #083
 ManufacturerHyundai Motor Company
 SupplierHYUNDAI
 BrandHYUNDAI
 ModelSONATA
 Model Year2008
 ComponentAIR BAGS
 Date of notification02/06/08
 Begin date of manufacuring01/03/05
 End date of manufacturing11/01/08
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received10/04/08
 Report created10/04/08
Regulation part number571
FMV safety standard number208
Estimated number of affected units393308
 Defect summaryHyundai is recalling 393,308 my 2006-2008 sonata vehicles equipped with an advanced air bag system which features an occupant classification system (ocs) in the right front seat. The purpose of the ocs is to disable the right passenger seat front air bag when it detects the presence of a child restraint system or small child in the right front seat. The right front air bag is disabled to prevent injuries to a child that may result from a right front air bag inflation during a crash.
 Consequence summaryMisclassification of a small stature adult as a child in the right front passenger seat may cause the right front air bag to not inflate in an accident that merits air bag deployment and may result in injury to the right front occupant.
 Corrective actionDealers will verify that the ocs does not properly recognize a properly seated adult occupant. After verification, dealers will remove the right front seat cushion assembly and ship it to an evaluation and repair facility. This facility will evaluate and repair or reprogram the seat cushion and ocs as necessary. The recall is expected to begin on or about may 26, 2008. Owners may contact hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.
 Recall notesHyundai recall no. 083. Customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www. Safercar. Gov.
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