The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Hyundai Motor America announced a recall of the certain Hyundai Azera sedans made between 2005 and 2008 (model years 2006-2009) for problems with Corvette models made between 2005 and 2007 last week for problems with the car's seat belt.
The report, specific only to the Azera model at this point, concerns the way that the seat belt tension sensor may withstand damage that could potentially create a problem with air bag deployment.
NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) says the following:
"Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2006 through 2009 Azera vehicles manufactured from September 27, 2005 through October 1, 2008. The wiring harness for the right front seat belt tension sensor may sustain damange after repeated use of the seat belt. If the seat belt tension sensor wiring becomes damaged the air bag will not deploy in the event of a crash, necessitating front air bag deployment."
In a worst-case scenario, air bag failure can occur.
Hyundai is expected to begin announcing the recall this month, while the actual recall modifications will take place in February.
Hyundai owners can call Hyundai Customer Assistance at 1-800-633-5151. NHTSA can be contacted at http://www.safercar.gov or via telephone at 1-888-327-4236.
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