Hyundai Recalls 22,000 Vehicles Because Of Airbags

Posted Jul 30, 2012

Hyundai is recalling nearly 200,000 Santa Fe SUVs and over 20,000 Sonata sedans for separate airbag issues according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website.  In the Santa Fe SUV, an occupant sensor in the front seat is supposed to automatically detect when a small child is sitting there, but it does not.  Airbags can injure small children in a crash and they are supposed to automatically shut off in the Hyundai Santa Fe when that happens.  Hyundai dealers will be recalibrating the sensor software so that it works better.  The Santa Fe recall is applicable to models between 2007 and 2009.