Recall roundup: Hyundai Azera image

The South Korean based automaker Hyundai has recently announced a recall for the Azera sedans because of a possible problem with the passenger airbag.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 5, 200 units of the Hyundai Azera sedan will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a problem with the passenger airbag. The NHTSA says that in some of the vehicles, the occupant detection system might not tell what kind of passenger is occupying the seat, an adult, a child or a child seat, and this might cause improper airbag deployment, increasing the risk of a crash.

“If the occupant is incorrectly classified, in the event of a crash necessitating airbag deployment, the airbag may deploy with greater or lesser force than appropriate, resulting in an increased risk of injury”, as the NHTSA is saying in its official press release.

The affected Hyundai Azera vehicles are from the 2012-2013 model year and they have been produced between May22, 2012, and November 23, 2012. Owners of these vehicles will be notified by the company and the dealers will recalibrate the airbag system free of charge. If you want to find out more about this recall you can contact Hyundai at 1-734-337-9499 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.