Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—September 16, 2011.
Summary: Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Hyundai Veracruz vehicles manufactured from December 26, 2006, through March 21, 2008, and model year 2007-2008 Hyundai Santa Fe vehicles manufactured from April 19, 2006 through March 20, 2008. The clock spring contact assembly for the driver’s air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) may become damaged through usage over time. The driver’s air bag electrical circuit will experience a high resistance condition, potentially causing the driver’s air bag to not deploy.
Consequence: If the clock spring develops high resistance, in the event of a crash, the driver’s air bag will not deploy and will not be able to properly protect the driver, increasing the risk of injuries.
Remedy: Hyundai dealers will replace the vehicle’s driver’s air bag clock spring contact assembly as necessary free of charge. The Safety Recall is expected to begin during September 2011. Owners may contact Hyundai Customer Connect Center at 800-633-5151.
Notes: Hyundai’s Safety Recall Campaign Number is 103. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .