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Recall Alert: 2011-13 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai's reliability isn't doing too well. Too many recalls. The Sonata also got a recall lately.



Hyundai is recalling 186,254 model-year 2011-13 Elantra sedans due to a problem with the air bags that could cause an injury, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The affected sedans were manufactured from Nov. 12, 2010, through March 5, 2013. A support bracket attached to the headliner could become displaced during a side curtain airbag deployment. If the headliner support bracket makes contact with an occupant during a crash, it could cut them.

In a statement to Cars.com, the automaker said it was aware of one minor injury resulting from the problem. A motorist suffered a cut to his ear during a significant collision in a 2011 Elantra that caused the side curtain airbag to deploy.

"Upon inspection, we determined that a support bracket for the headliner could become dislodged during the curtain airbaig deployment if the vehicle had an auto dimming mirror installed at the U.S. port of entry," Jim Trainor, Hyundai's senior group manager for product public relations, said in the statement. "In some of these installations, the technician installing the mirror could interact with the headliner in a manner that partially dislodges the bracket, allowing the side curtain airbag deployment to force the bracket to displace during the course of the collision."

Hyundai will notify owners and expects the remedy to be available in May; dealers will apply adhesive strips to the headliner for free. Owners with questions can call Hyundai at 800-633-5151 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236. For more info go to www.safercar.gov.

The Elantra recall comes amid a separate recall of 1.7 million Hyundai and Kia vehicles due to a brake light problem.

Editor's note: This post was updated on April 3 to reflect the body style affected by the recall.

http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2...i-elantra.html
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Official Press Release:

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Report Receipt Date: APR 01, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V115000
Component(s): AIR BAGS , STRUCTURE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 186,254

Details

Manufacturer: Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Inc

SUMMARY:
Hyundai Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Elantra vehicles manufactured from November 12, 2010, through March 05, 2013. A support bracket attached to the headliner may become displaced during a side curtain airbag deployment.

CONSEQUENCE:
If the headliner support bracket makes contact with an occupant during a crash, it may cause a laceration injury.

REMEDY:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will apply adhesive strips to the headliner, free of charge. A remedy is expected to be available in May 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's recall campaign number is 109.

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Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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This recall is actually just the beginning of more to come from what I've been hearing.

Unfortunately, Hyundai quality has been dropping drastically in the last few years. In the JD power rankings on quality, they have dropped from 11th place in 2011 to 18th. This is something Hyundai even recognizes and blames it on their increasing expansion, which has led to problems in their quality control measures.
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