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Hyundai recalls over 140,000 Tucson SUVs due to faulty air bags


Hyundai on Saturday said that it would be recalling more than 140,000 Tucson crossover utility vehicles due a fault in the air bag module.hyundai-tucson-suv-black

In  its recall notice to National Highway Transportation Safety Administration the company stated that the problem did not cause any accidents or injuries. The faulty air bag assembly in Tucson’s compact sport utility vehicles would be fixed which comes loose from the steering wheel and the air bag module can get detached leading to injuries or accidents. Models manufactured from 2011 to 2014 will be recalled with 137,000 Tucsons in United States and 3500 in Puerto Rico.

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The documents filed with National Highway transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) said “It is possible the two bolts attaching the drivers air bag module to the steering wheel may not have been properly tightened”.

Hyundai mentioned that car owners would be notified about the recall which is expected to begin in June and dealers will have the issue fixed free of cost. Hyundai said that two bolts attaching the drivers air bag module to the steering wheel might not have been properly tightened. Many consumers complained of the air bag issues in Tuscon on NHTSA’s website while one complaint was that the red emergency air bag light stayed on even after fixing several times.

The South Korean car maker had earlier recalled some models of 2014 Santa Fe affecting models made between Nov 5 2013 and Nov 15 2013 due to a tire problem that would cause damage to sidewalls of the affected cars.

Recently, General Motors recalled approximately about 8000 Chevrolet Malibu and Buick LaCrosse Sedans to address issues in front brake assembly, while Ford has issued two recalls for more than 750,000 vehicles which includes Ford Escape and C-Max vehicles in North America, due to door handle issue and air bag malfunction.

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