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Hyundai recalling 137,500 Tucson SUVs

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 01:01 p.m. HST, May 17, 2014

Gavin Yamada, sales manager at Tony Hyundai Hono­lulu, says the new look of cars such as the 2012 Veloster is drawing in customers.

DETROIT >> Hyundai Motor Co. is recalling 137,500 Tucson SUVs because the air bags aren't correctly mounted to the steering wheel.

The recall involves 2011-2014 model years. The affected vehicles were built between Jan. 3, 2011, and Dec. 23, 2013.

Hyundai says the air bag assembly in the steering wheel may come loose from its mounting. That increases the risk of injury in a crash.

The company discovered the issue through warranty claims. It has no reports of injuries or accidents related to the issue.

Hyundai dealers will repair the air bag assembly for free starting next month. Hyundai will notify owners.

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cojef wrote:
Very wise move. The PR is worth the effort before the roof falls in.
on May 17,2014 | 02:39PM
Hawaii5OhOh wrote:
I was considering buying a Hyundai Sonata, but after the Korean ferry, Sewol, sank with all of those highschool kids, I changed my mind. The Sewol had 46 liferafts, and only one liferaft deployed. A video of a Korean Coast Guard sailor was shown trying to deploy the liferafts from a rack of 14 pods on the Sewol. He finally kicked a pod in, but it didn't inflate. A sister ship of the Sewol was checked, and only two of 46 liferafts inflated. If the liferaft pods were only fake props to show that the boat had fulfilled safety requirements, I am doubtful that the airbags on Korean made cars will deploy in a crash because they, too, are fake. I have read that some Korean car models are also being recalled for faulty airbag sensors, and because of this, the airbags don't deploy in crashes. The Korean cars are cheaper than other American and foreign brands, but you get what you pay for. I think I'll buy a car from a more reliable brand and country.
on May 17,2014 | 10:05PM
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