The South Korean based automaker Hyundai has recently announced a recall for the 2008 – 2010 Elantra model in China, because of a problem with the airbags.
According to the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, which is the Chinese equivalent of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is saying that 97,452 units of the Hyundai Elantra sedans have been affected by this recall and owners of the model will have to take it back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the airbags fixed. The affected vehicles have been made between the 16th of March 2008 and the 25th of January 2010.
The Chinese Quality “watchdog” is saying that the airbags in the affected cars might active during slow driving and parking situations, causing injury or even a crash of the vehicle. Hyundai Motor Company didn’t say anything about possible reports received from owners of the model mentioned above regarding crashes or injuries because of the problem with the vehicles’ airbags. The recall is expected to begin on the 10th of July and owners of the 2008 – 2010 Hyundai Elantra should be aware of the potential risk of their cars.