- Hyundai is recalling 35,000 2010-'12 Hyundai Elantra Touring vehicles because a headliner support bracket may cause injury.
- Hyundai dealers will apply adhesive strips to the headliner.
- The recall is expected to begin in mid-August.
WASHINGTON — Hyundai is recalling 35,000 2010-'12 Hyundai Elantra Touring vehicles because a headliner support bracket may cause injury, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"The affected vehicles have a support bracket attached to the headliner that may become disabled during a side-curtain airbag deployment," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "If the headliner support bracket makes contact with an occupant during a crash, it may cause a laceration injury."
"There have been no reports of injuries from the bracket during a side curtain airbag deployment and the Touring headliner is different than the Elantra headliner that was cause for a recall last year," wrote Jim Trainor, a Hyundai Motor America spokesman, in response to an Edmunds query.
The affected vehicles were built from December 15, 2009 through May 7, 2012.
Hyundai dealers will apply adhesive strips to the headliner. The recall is expected to begin by mid-August. Owners can contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.
Edmunds says: This recall will not get going for six weeks. If you have any immediate concerns, get in touch with your dealer.