Vehicles recalled, Airbags can't recognize passengers under 130 lbs.
Wed, 01 Aug 2012 03:57:52 GMT —
Hyundai issued two recalls of its cars this week.
On Monday, the automaker announced that is was recalling 199,118 of its Santa Fe SUV's because of issues with the front passenger airbag.
Officials say the vehicle has problems detecting smaller adults; passengers under 130 pounds, and that could prevent the airbag from deploying during a crash.
The recall involves 2007 through 2009 Santa Fe models.
Hyundai is going to notify owners and dealers of the problem and will fix it for free.
The automaker is also recalling 22,513 of its 2012 through 2013 Sonata sedans because the side air bag may inflate when there is no crash.
The company is also offering to replace the side airbags, on those vehicles, for free.