Recall roundup: Hyundai Elantra for airbags problem image

The South Korean based automaker Hyundai has recently announced a recall for some Elantra models, because of a problem with the side airbags.

After telling us about the massive recall, involving Kia too, with the 1.7 million cars across the United States, Hyundai is entering our news once again, this time with another recall, totally different from the one mentioned above. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 186,254 units of the Hyundai Elantra 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 side airbags.

“We are aware of just one minor injury when a customer sustained a cut to his ear after a significant collision in a 2011 Elantra that caused his side curtain air bag to deploy. Upon inspection, we determined that a support bracket for the headliner could become dislodged during the curtain airbag deployment if the vehicle had an auto dimming mirror installed at the U.S. port of entry”, as Hyundai said in a statement.

The carmaker says that a total of 186,254 units of the Hyundai Elantra vehicles, from the 2011-2013 model years, will be affected by this recall. Owners of the model will be notified soon and the company’s dealers will inspect the vehicles and do the necessary repairs / replacements free of charge. Meanwhile, owners of the model mentioned above, from those model years, are being advised to contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.