Recall Alert: 2015-2016 Hyundai Sonata, 2016 Kia Optima; 2016-2017 Hyundai Elantra, 2016 Sonata Hybrid

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 30 model-year 2015-16 Hyundai Sonata sedans manufactured between May 29, 2014, and Feb. 11, 2016; model-year 2017 Elantra sedans manufactured between Jan. 12 and Feb. 22, 2016; and model-year 2016 Sonata Hybrid sedans manufactured Oct. 15, 2015. Also affected are 17 model-year 2016 Kia Optima sedans manufactured between Nov. 10, 2015, and Feb. 12, 2016.

The Problem: The driver’s front air bag may be missing a chemical enhancer required for the second-stage air bag deployment, resulting in the second stage not deploying in certain crashes and increasing the risk of injury or death.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the driver’s front air bag module for free.

What Owners Should Do: The recall is expected to begin in May. Owners can call Kia at 800-333-4542, Hyundai at 855-371-9460, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to for more info.

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