Hyundai recalling Elantra for problems in occupant classification system

Hyundai recalling Elantra for problems in occupant classification system

Just a couple of days after Ford and Toyota announced recalling of their vehicles due to safety issues, we now have Hyundai doing the same. The South Korean automaker is recalling around 240,000 Elantra sedans in the United States with problems related to the occupant classification system in the vehicle. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released this information to the media.

The cars recalled involve the units of Elantra produced during the 2004 and 2005 model years. NHTSA says on their website that the occupant classification system installed in the front passenger seat of the vehicle may mistakenly identify a child seat as an adult passenger. This could result in the right front air bag or side-impact air bag being deployed in a crash.

Elantra happens to be the most popular car from Hyundai in the US market and the company says that the possibility of the glitch occurring are pretty low. Hyundai representative Miles Johnson said in a statement about this news: “At the end of the day it’s to ensure the safety of someone who rides in the child seat.” They also clarified that no such incidents have been reported till date.

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