The North American Division of Hyundai has announced a recall of the Veracruz and Santa Fe SUVs because of an issue with the driver’s airbag which may not deploy in the event of a crash.
Announced on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website, the recall will affect more than 200.000 units of the Veracruz and Santa Fe SUVs.
Hyundai says that the recall was ordered after receiving 16 customer complaints but no accidents, injuries or deaths have been reported yet, because when the airbag system stops working, a warning light will illuminate on the dashboard.
According to the NHTSA, 26.528 units of the 2007 – 2008 Veracruz and 178.685 of the same model year Santa Fe SUVs will have to make a trip back to the dealership to resolve the clock spring contact assembly for the driver’s airbag, which might be damaged over time, leading to the airbag not deploying in case of a crash.
“It’s not able to supply sufficient quantities of replacement parts to service all affected vehicles in a short period of time”, said the Korean automaker who also announced that owners of the above mentioned SUVs will have to make a trip back to the dealerships starting from this month.
Owners of the 2007 – 2008 Veracruz and Santa Fe can contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.