Recalls for 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

There are currently 2 recalls for your car.

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls


Recall Number: 12V352000

Recall Date: 07/24/2012

Problem Summary: HYUNDAI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012-2013 HYUNDAI SONATA PASSENGER CARS, MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 24, 2012, THROUGH JUNE 21, 2012. THE CURTAIN SIDE AIRBAGS ON THESE VEHICLES MAY INFLATE WITHOUT DEPLOYMENT COMMAND DUE TO AN ERROR DURING MANUFACTURING.

Consequence: THE CURTAIN AIRBAG MAY INFLATE WITHOUT DEPLOYMENT COMMAND AND INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY TO OCCUPANTS OF THE VEHICLE. ADDITIONALLY, AN UNEXPECTED DEPLOYMENT WOULD BE A SIGNIFICANT DRIVER DISTRACTION AND WOULD LIMIT THE DRIVER'S VISIBILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: HYUNDAI DEALERS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CURTAIN SIDE AIRBAGS FREE OF CHARGE. THIS RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI AT 1-800-633-5151.

Recall Number: 12V098000

Recall Date: 03/12/2012

Problem Summary: CERTAIN MODEL YEAR HYUNDAI SONATA HYBRID VEHICLES PRODUCED BEGINNING ON DECEMBER 2, 2010, AND SHIPPED TO DEALERS THROUGH MARCH 7, 2012, THAT ARE EQUIPPED WITH A CENTER REAR SEAT BELT INCORPORATING A RELEASE MECHANISM THAT DETACHES BOTH THE LAP AND SHOULDER PORTION AT THE LOWER ANCHORAGE POINT, FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION.

Consequence: SEE NOTES.

What Owners Should Do: HYUNDAI DEALERS ARE REPLACING THE CENTER REAR SEAT BELTS IN SONATA HYBRID VEHICLES CURRENTLY IN DEALER INVENTORY WITH CENTER REAR SEAT BELTS THAT ARE NOT DETACHABLE FROM THE LOWER ANCHORAGE POINT PRIOR TO DELIVERY TO CUSTOMERS.

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