Hyundai Elantra Touring Called Back Over Airbag Issue

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As of lately, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration seems to be hard at work cracking down safety and non-compliance defects on every model and marque available for purchase in the United States of America. The latest call back operation involves some 58,000 Hyundai Elantra Touring wagons built between December 2009 and May 2012.
NHTSA's bulletin informs that the aforementioned 2010 to 2012 model year Hyundai Elantra Touring vehicles involved in the recall operation have a support bracket attached to the headliner that may become displaced during a side curtain airbag deployment. If the headliner support bracket makes contact with an occupant during a crash situation, it may cause a nasty laceration injury.

Hyundai says that the remedy for this quite nasty problem consists of applying adhesive strips to the headliner in order to prevent it from dislocating if the side airbag deploys is an accident. Some 35,000 of the 58k Hyundai Elantra Touring wagons affected are located Stateside, while the other 23,000 have been sold in Canada.

The manufacturer announced that free of charge repairs will begin by mid-August 2014. Affected owners may contact Hyundai's customer service hotline at 1-800-633-5151 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236 or
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