June 25, 2002
Hyundai Motor America Has Recalled the 2001 Hyundai
XG300 and the 1999-2000 Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Motor America Has Recalled
the 2001 Hyundai XG300 and the 1999-2000 Hyundai Sonata because a problem
could prevent air bag deployment during a crash.
Number Involved: 145,355
Dates of Manufacture: March 1998 – July 2001
Defect: On certain passenger vehicles, an intermittent condition that leads
to illumination of the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) air bag warning
light could result from motion of the side impact air bag wiring harness and
side impact air bag wiring harness connector, which mount to the adjustable
seat cushion assembly. This condition relates only to the side impact air
bags and could prevent air bag deployment during a crash where such
deployment should occur. Non-deployment of the SRS side impact air bag could
increase the risk of injury during a side impact crash.
Remedy: Dealers will more securely fasten the side impact air bag wiring
harnesses and connectors to the vehicle’s front seat cushion frames. The
manufacturer has reported that owner notification began May 28, 2002. Owners
who do not receive the free label and inserts within a reasonable time
should contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.
[NHTSA Recall No. 02V105/Hyundai Recall No. 052].
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
How many did you hear
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