2003 Hyundai TIBURON Air Bags Frontal Recall

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2003 Hyundai TIBURON Air Bags Frontal Recall

 NHTSA Recall #34973
NHTSA Compaign #03V321000
MFG Compaign #063
 Model Year2003
 Date of notification13/10/03
 Begin date of manufacuring05/01/02
 End date of manufacturing09/01/02
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received26/08/03
 Report created29/08/03
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units49
 Defect summaryOn certain sport utility vehicles, the front passenger air bag is mounted beneath the right portion of the instrument panel's padded surface. Tear lines are formed into the underside of the instrument panel's padded surface during the production process of the instrument panel top pad. These tear lines allow a portion of the instrument panel surface to fold upward if the passenger air bag deploys.
 Consequence summaryIn the event of a vehicle crash, the air bag may not deploy properly, possibly resulting in serious injury to the right front passenger.
 Corrective actionHyundai will replace the instrument panel. Owner notification began on october 13, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact hyundai of america at 1-800-633-5151, or if the vehicle is located in puerto rico, hyundai of puerto rico at 1-800-981-0188.
 Recall notesHyundai recall no. 063. Also, customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

  • 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.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • 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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