Hyundai Recall of Certain Model Year 2007 -2008 Elantra Vehicles

Washington, D.C.—(ENEWSPF)—March 18, 2011.

Summary: Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2007 – 2008 Elantra vehicles manufactured from July 14, 2006 through August 29, 2007.  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 positioned in one of the forward positions in which a lower pressure deployment is intended.

Consequence:  A higher pressure deployment than intended increases the risk of injury resulting from airbag deployment.

Remedy: Dealers will reprogram the air bag control module free of charge.  The Safety Recall is expected to begin during April 2011.  Owners may contact Hyundai’s Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-633-5151.

Notes: Hyundai’s Safety Recall Campaign Number is 100.  Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to