Defective Passenger Recognition in Airbags Leads to 5,200 Recalled Hyundai Vehicles

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As reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), on account of an airbag related problem, Hyundai Motor Company is recalling 5,200 2012-2013 Azera vehicles manufactured between May 22, 2012 and November 23, 2012.

Due to the defect, the occupant detection system for the airbags may be unable to tell if the person in the front passenger seat is an adult or child. As a result,, it could deploy with too much force for a child, or not enough force for an adult. In either case, the person meant to be protected by the airbag may be injured.

As part of the recall, Hyundai will be recalibrating airbag systems without charge to ensure proper inflation. Although the automaker has not set a date yet for work to begin, more information can be found by contacting Hyundai at (734) 337-9499 and inquiring about the recall designated as “Campaign 11.”

Whether it’s a defective airbag or another type of nonconformity, a vehicle that is subjected to repeated unsuccessful repair attempts or an excessive number of days at a repair shop may be a lemon. If you believe your vehicle is a lemon, call California lemon law attorney Howard D. Silver at (818) 597-2610 to find out how to get your money back or a new car.