2012 Hyundai SONATA Air Bags Recall

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2012 Hyundai SONATA Air Bags Recall

 NHTSA Recall #128912
NHTSA Compaign #18V137000
MFG Compaign #174
 ManufacturerHyundai Motor America
 Model Year2012
 ComponentAIR BAGS
 Date of notification15/10/18
 Begin date of manufacuring11/12/09
 End date of manufacturing31/08/12
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received27/02/18
 Report created01/03/18
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units580058
 Defect summaryHyundai motor america (hyundai) is recalling certain 2011-2013 sonata and 2011-2012 sonata hybrid vehicles. On february 27, 2018, hyundai motor company (hyundai) notified nhtsa that they were recalling 154,753 model year 2011 sonata vehicles. On april 18, 2018, hyundai expanded the recall to include an additional 425,305 model year 2012-2013 sonata and 2011-2012 sonata hybrid vehicles. In the event of a crash, the air bag control unit (acu) may short circuit, preventing the frontal air bags, seat belt pretensioners, and side air bags from deploying.
 Consequence summaryIf the frontal air bags, seat belt pretensioners, and side air bags are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants in the event of a vehicle crash that necessitates deployment of these safety systems.
 Corrective actionHyundai will notify owners, and dealers will install an external wire filter kit, free of charge. The recall began october 15, 2018. Owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 174.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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