August 2, 2002
Hyundai Motor America Has Recalled the 2002 Hyundai
Hyundai Motor America Has Recalled
the 2002 Hyundai Sonata because of the potential for air bag inadvertent
Number Involved: 43,162
Dates of Manufacture: June 2001 – February 2002
Defect: On certain passenger vehicles, the Supplemental Restraint System
(SRS) side impact air bag satellite sensors may be too sensitive to some
lateral accelerations that are not caused by side impacts to the vehicle,
such as forcefully slamming a door closed. Inadvertent deployment of a SRS
side impact air bag when a side impact crash has not occurred could increase
the risk of injury to the seat occupant. Remedy: Dealers will replace the
vehicle’s side impact air bag satellite sensors. The manufacturer has
reported that owner notification was expected to begin during late July
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. 02V145/Hyundai Recall No. 053].
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!
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