Hyundai has issued a recall for 515 of the newly redesigned Tucson crossover from the 2010 model year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The recall is due to a glitch in the airbag system for the front passenger seat. Occupants weighing more than 240 pounds may cause the passive occupant detection system (PODS) to illuminate the airbag warning light. This could cause the airbag to deploy during an accident even if it has been deactivated for a child seat or diminutive passenger, risking injury to the passenger.
Dealers will reprogram the PODS module for free. Owners may contact Hyundai at 800-633-5151 or the NHTSA vehicle safety hot line at 888-327-4236.