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RECALL Subject : Air Bag may not Prevent Neck Injury/FMVSS 208

Report Receipt Date: AUG 24, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V615000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 602


Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor America

SUMMARY:
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2016 Sonata vehicles manufactured March 28, 2016 through April 12, 2016. The affected vehicles have a driver-side frontal air bag that may not adequately protect the driver's neck from injury in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
CONSEQUENCE:
A frontal air bag that does not adequately protect the driver's neck may increase their risk of injury in the event of a crash.
REMEDY:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 14, 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 148.
 
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