Hyundai Tucson Recall: Faulty Airbag to Blame

by Christopher Freeburn | May 19, 2014 9:52 am

Hyundai Tucson Recall: Faulty Airbag to Blame

Owners of a number of Hyundai SUVs will soon receive notification that their vehicles are being recalled[1].

hyundai logo 300x225 Hyundai Tucson Recall: Faulty Airbag to Blame[2]Hyundai says that 140,000 Tucson crossover utility vehicles may have a defect in their airbag systems. The Hyundai Tucson recall affects 137,000 Tucsons sold in the U.S. The remaining 3,500 vehicles covered by the Hyundai Tucson recall were sold in Puerto Rico, Reuters notes.

Vehicles from model years 2011 through 2014 are included in the Hyundai Tucson recall. Hyundai says that bolts that connect the airbag system to the vehicles’ steering columns may become loos, potentially leading to the airbag module to separate from the steering column during an impact. Dealers will examine the bolts and perform tightening where needed.

Those vehicles affected by the Hyundai Tucson recall will be repaired without charge to their owners.

Hyundai Tucson recall will likely start next month. Hyundai says that it has not been notified of any injuries linked to the problem.

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Endnotes:
  1. that their vehicles are being recalled: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/17/us-hyundai-motor-recall-idUSBREA4G07O20140517
  2. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/hyundai-logo.jpg
  3. Odyssey Recall: Honda Recalls Minivans for Airbag Issue: http://investorplace.com/2014/05/odyssey-recall-honda-recalls-minivans-airbag-issue/
  4. Massive Toyota Recall: 6.3M Vehicles Affected: http://investorplace.com/2014/04/toyota-recall-vehicles-safety-issues/
  5. Ford Recall: 435,000 Cars and SUVs Recalled for Rust, Faulty Seats: http://investorplace.com/2014/04/ford-recall-435000-cars-suvs-recalled-rust-faulty-seats/
  6. Mazda Issues Another Recall Over Cars Infested With Spiders: http://investorplace.com/2014/04/mazda-spiders/

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