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Hyundai Crossover SUV Recalled due to Airbag Failure

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Tina Robinson3 years ago

As vehicles across the auto industry are recalled on a seemingly daily basis, Hyundai has announced a recall affecting 140,000 crossover SUVs due to potential airbag failure, according to a report in the International Business Times.

Description of the Hyundai SUV Recall

According to information sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Hyundai is recalling approximately 140,000 Tuscon model crossover SUVs model year 2011 to 2014. Two bolts in the driver’s airbag may come loose and increase the risk of crashing or injuries. Hyundai has said it is unaware of any injuries or crashes associated with the defect but has received multiple complaints.

Auto Industry Recalls at a Record Pace

The Hyundai Tucson recall is just the latest of U.S. vehicle safety recalls this year. Across the industry, about 19 million vehicles have been recalled already this year and are on track to break last year’s record of 22 million. Automakers have been quicker to initiate recalls in the wake of General Motors’ massive ignition switch recall announced in February.

GM has faced federal scrutiny after the company acknowledged it had delayed recalling vehicles with faulty ignition switches for over a decade. The 2.6 million older compact cars, including the Chevrolet Cobalt, Saturn Ion and Pontiac G5, were finally recalled this year to repair switches that can cause engine stalls, brake failure, and airbag failure. The defect has been associated with 13 deaths and over 30 crashes by GM, but the company acknowledged that number may be much higher. 


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