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Report: Hyundai Elantra faces pair of airbag recalls

by Chris Shunk (RSS feed) on Mar 21st, 2011 at 8:01AM

Hyundai has issued two airbag recalls that cover nearly 300,000 Elantra models. The first recall, which involves some 188,697 vehicles sold between 2007 to 2009, will fix a passenger airbag issue. According to The Detroit News, the Elantra's front passenger seat contains a sensor that measures the weight of the passenger, but in the case of the affected vehicles, the sensor may not properly detect the passenger's weight. In the event of a crash, the airbag can deploy even if a child is sitting in the front seat. Hyundai says that the sensors could be damaged by moisture, so the automaker is... Read More

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