Over 65,000 Hyundai Azeras Recalled Due to Seatbelt Problem

Hyundai is one of the carmakers that managed to stay away from controversial industry subjects, such as the sale of some of its assets or bankruptcy-related problems - as in the case of General Motors or Chrysler. Furthermore, Hyundai performed pretty well in the US, despite the difficult market conditions that pushed the two aforementioned giants under bankruptcy protection.

Still, the South Korean manufacturer is now forced to deal with a recall of more than 65,000 units in GM's mainland after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a recall concerning the Azera. It appears than no less than 65,226 units are affected by a seatbelt problem that would lead to serious injuries for the right front passenger.

"Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2006 through 2009 Azera vehicles manufactured from September 27, 2005 through October 1, 2008," the notification published on NHTSA's official website reads. "The wiring harness for the right front seat belt tension sensor may sustain damage after repeated use of the seat belt. If the seat belt tension sensor wiring becomes damaged, the airbag will not deploy in the even of a crash necessitating front airbag deployment."

Since we're talking about a safety glitch, the consequences could be quite serious and directly affecting the front right passenger. Here's the official explanation provided by the NTHSA: "The seat occupant is at an increased risk of injury should the airbag not deploy as intended".

Just as expected, the needed adjustments will be conducted free of charge, with the recall due to begin during February 2010.
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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