January 24, 2003
Hyundai Motor Has Recalled the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon
- Hyundai Motor Has Recalled the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon because the
driver seat belt buckle wiring could be damaged by interference with the
driver seat cushion height adjuster mechanism.
Number of Units Affected: 7,382
Dates of Manufacture: August 2001 - March 2002
Defect: On certain passenger vehicles, the driver seat belt buckle wiring
could be damaged by interference with the driver seat cushion height
adjuster mechanism. Damaged wiring could cause the seat belt warning lamp or
the air bag wiring lamp to illuminate. It could also cause the air bag to
open, preventing air bag deployment. Nondeployment of an air bag could
increase the risk or severity of injury in a crash.
Remedy: Dealers will install a new driver seat belt buckle, if necessary,
and will place a protective cover over the driver seat belt buckle wiring to
prevent damage from occurring. The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification is expected to begin during January 2003. Owners should contact
Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.
[NHTSA Recall No. 02V290/Hyundai Recall No. 056].
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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