July 3, 2002
Hyundai Motor Co. Has Recalled the 2000 Hyundai
Hyundai Motor Co. Has Recalled the
2000 Hyundai Accent because it fails to comply with certain occupant
Number of Units Affected: 34086
Manufactured: 09/1999 - 10/2001
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE
REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 201, "OCCUPANT
PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT." DURING TESTING, THE 3-DOOR HATCHBACK
EXCEEDED THE PERFORMANCE CRITERION IN THE STANDARD AT ONE LOCATION, AP3,
APPROXIMATELY MIDWAY ALONG THE LENGTH OF THE RIGHT WINDSHIELD SUPPORT PILLAR
AN OCCUPANT'S HEAD THAT CONTACTS THE A-PILLAR AT LOCATION AP3 DURING A CRASH
COULD EXPERIENCE AN INCREASED RISK OF A HEAD INJURY AS A RESULT OF THIS
DEALERS WILL INSTALL NEW ENERGY MANAGEMENT BRACKETS TO SUPPORT THE A-PILLAR
COVERS AND INCREASE THE ENERGY ABSORBING PERFORMANCE OF THE A-PILLAR AP3
LOCATION IN AN FMVSS 201 TEST. HYUNDAI HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER
NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. 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 AT
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02V167000.
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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