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January 24, 2003

Hyundai Motor Has Recalled the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon

(SafetyAlerts) - 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].

Important Note 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 about?

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