Recall: Hyundai recalls Elantras over airbag problems image

Hyundai Motor Co. on Friday said that is recalling 95,783 Elantra from the 2007-08 model years due to a faulty sensor related to the driver’s airbag.

The driver’s seat track position sensor determines the seat’s fore and aft position and allows the driver’s frontal air bag to deploy at the pressure appropriate for that seating position, with a lower pressure deployment in the most forward seating positions.

The air bag control module may receive an unstable electrical signal from the seat track position sensor such that, in a crash that requires driver frontal airbag deployment, the driver’s airbag may deploy at the higher pressure than intended if the seat was position in one of the forward positions in which a lower pressure deployment is intended.

According to NHTSA, dealers will fix an electrical connector for a sensor that’s designed to deactivate the right front air bag under certain circumstances.

The safety recall is expecting to begin during April 2011. Owners may contact Hyundai’s customer assistance center at 1-800-633-5151.