recalling certain 2011 model-year
Sonata midsize sedans, saying the
airbags may not inflate in a crash.
Hyundai says in a government filing that the airbag control unit may short circuit in a crash and prevent the front and side airbags from inflating and the seatbelts from tightening. The automaker says it is aware of four incidents in which owners of the 2011
Sonata reported airbag failure during a crash. Only 1 percent of models are estimated to be defective.
The recall affects 154,753 Sonata models built between Dec. 11, 2009, and Sept. 29, 2010, at Hyundai’s Alabama assembly