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2008 HYUNDAI ELANTRA Recall - Campaign #11V143000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

2008 HYUNDAI ELANTRA RECALL - #11V143000

RECALL FOR AIR BAGS : FRONTAL : SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

HYUNDAI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2009 ELANTRA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 14, 2006, THROUGH NOVEMBER 1, 2008. THE FRONT PASSENGER SEATS IN THE VEHICLES CONTAIN A WEIGHT SENSOR DESIGNED TO DEACTIVATE THE RIGHT FRONTAL AIRBAG WHEN OCCUPANTS OF CERTAIN WEIGHTS OCCUPY THE SEAT. THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR THE WEIGHT SENSOR IS LOCATED UNDER THE CENTER CONSOLE, BETWEEN THE FRONT SEATS. UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES THE CONNECTOR COULD BECOME CONTAMINATED AND MALFUNCTION SUCH THAT THE FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG WILL DEPLOY REGARDLESS OF THE WEIGHT OF THE OCCUPANT.

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Recall Details
Vehicle 2008 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
Manufacturer HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
Manufactured between 7/14/2006 - 11/1/2008
Recalled on 3/3/2011
Influenced by HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
Owners Notified on 4/8/2011
# Affected 188,697
Recalled for AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
 
Description HYUNDAI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2009 ELANTRA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 14, 2006, THROUGH NOVEMBER 1, 2008. THE FRONT PASSENGER SEATS IN THE VEHICLES CONTAIN A WEIGHT SENSOR DESIGNED TO DEACTIVATE THE RIGHT FRONTAL AIRBAG WHEN OCCUPANTS OF CERTAIN WEIGHTS OCCUPY THE SEAT. THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR THE WEIGHT SENSOR IS LOCATED UNDER THE CENTER CONSOLE, BETWEEN THE FRONT SEATS. UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES THE CONNECTOR COULD BECOME CONTAMINATED AND MALFUNCTION SUCH THAT THE FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG WILL DEPLOY REGARDLESS OF THE WEIGHT OF THE OCCUPANT.
Consequences THE FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG COULD DEPLOY IN CRASHES IN WHICH IT SHOULD NOT DEPLOY, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT FROM THE DEPLOYED AIR BAG.
Corrective action DEALERS WILL INSTALL A PROTECTIVE COVER OVER THE WEIGHT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM CONNECTOR TO PREVENT CONTAMINATION. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTING 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 099.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 HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
See also
Technical Service Bulletins Dec 29, 2009 - 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
HYUNDAI: AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE RANGE SWITCH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0705 (RANGE SWITCH SIGNAL PROBLEMS), P0707 (RANGE SWITCH OPEN CIRCUIT), AND P0708 (RANGE SWITCH SHORT CIRCUIT OR MULTIPLE INPUTS). AN IMPROPERLY ADJUSTED OR IMPROPERLY OP

Dec 29, 2009 - 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
HYUNDAI: AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE RANGE SWITCH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0705 (RANGE SWITCH SIGNAL PROBLEMS), P0707 (RANGE SWITCH OPEN CIRCUIT), AND P0708 (RANGE SWITCH SHORT CIRCUIT OR MULTIPLE INPUTS). AN IMPROPERLY ADJUSTED OR IMPROPERLY OP

Nov 08, 2008 - 022000 SUSPENSION:REAR
HYUNDAI: SERVICEABILITY TIP-REAR SUSPENSION UPPER CONTROL ARM FLANGE BOLT. *PE

Nov 07, 2008 - 012000 STEERING:COLUMN
HYUNDAI: MOTOR DRIVEN POWER STEERING (MDPS) SYSTEM WORM SHAFT FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE. *PE

Nov 07, 2008 - 015000 STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
HYUNDAI: MOTOR DRIVEN POWER STEERING (MDPS) SYSTEM WORM SHAFT FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE. *PE

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