The South Korean based automaker Hyundai has recently announced a recall for some of the Azera models, because of a problem with the SRS.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 5,200 units of the Hyundai Azera 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 SRS. The NHTSA says that in certain vehicles, the occupant detection system may fail to differentiate whether the front passenger is a child or an adult, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.
“The occupant detection system may fail to properly differentiate whether the front passenger seat occupant is an adult, a child or a child restraint seat. 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 press release.
A total of 5,200 units of the Hyundai Azera, produced between May 22, 2012, and November 23, 2012, will be affected by this recall. Owners will be notified soon and dealers will recalibrate the airbag system, free of charge. Meanwhile, for any questions on the recall you can contact Hyundai at 1-734-337-9499 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.