July 09, 2013

Source: National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigation (ODI)

Hyundai has issued a recall of 5,200 Azera vehicles manufactured May 22, 2012 through November 23, 2012 due to an auto defect impacting the occupant detection system.   The system may fail to properly differentiate whether the front passenger seat occupant is an adult, a child or a child restraint seat. If the occupant is incorrectly classified, in the event of a crash necessitating airbag deployment, the airbag may deploy with greater or lesser force than appropriate, resulting in an increased risk of injury.

A recall schedule has not been set but once determined, dealers will inspect the vehicle and perform the necessary service free of charge.  Owners may contact Hyundai directly at 1-800-633-5151 and reference safety recall no. 111.  Additional details can also be found by referencing NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V264000.

Owners are encouraged to contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to www.safercar.gov with any questions or concerns surrounding these or any other recalls or safety campaigns.