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Hyundai: Airbag Recall in Canada

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Khatir Soltani
Transports Canada posted two Hyundai recalls, including one for 1,925 2012-2013 Hyundai Sonatas, because of a flaw in their airbag system, which might deploy unnecessarily and cause an accident.

The second recall targets 29,679 2007-2008 Hyundai Santa Fes. On some vehicles, the front passenger seat's passive occupant detection system (PODS) could mistake an adult of small stature for a child, thus deactivating the passenger airbag (the recall does not concern the driver's airbag).

Owners of recalled vehicles are urged to get in touch with their dealership, which will make all the necessary repairs.

2013 Hyundai Sonata front 3/4 view
2013 Hyundai Sonata (Photo: Hyundai)

2007 Hyundai Santa Fe front 3/4 view
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 2007 (Photo: Philippe Champoux)

Khatir Soltani
Khatir Soltani
Automotive expert
As a car enthusiast, he tests and compares vehicles from different categories through the eyes of the consumer, ensuring relevant and objective reviews.
  • Over 6 years experience as a car reviewer
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