2011-'14 Hyundai Tucson Recalled for Loose Airbag Assembly | Edmunds

2011-'14 Hyundai Tucson Recalled for Loose Airbag Assembly


Just the Facts:
  • Hyundai is recalling 141,000 2011-'14 Hyundai Tucson crossovers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico because the airbag may not have been properly attached to the steering wheel.
  • There are no reports of accidents or injuries linked to the recall, Hyundai told federal safety regulators.
  • The recall is expected to begin by the end of June.

WASHINGTON Hyundai is recalling 141,000 2011-'14 Hyundai Tucson crossovers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico because the airbag may not have been properly attached to the steering wheel, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"In the affected vehicles, the airbag assembly installed in the steering wheel may come loose from its mounting," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "An airbag assembly that is not properly mounted may result in an increased risk of injury to the driver in the event of a crash."

There are no reports of accidents or injuries linked to the recall, Hyundai told federal safety regulators.

The affected vehicles were built from January 3, 2011 through December 23, 2013.

The automaker has reports of 141 incidents of improperly tightened bolts. An incorrectly torqued bolt could loosen over time, causing a rattling noise, Hyundai said. Most of the warranty claims involve vehicles that had been on the road for about 13 months.

Hyundai dealers will inspect and tighten the bolts that secure the driver's airbag assembly. The recall is expected to begin by the end of June. Owners can contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

Edmunds says: If you own one of the affected Tucsons and notice a rattling noise, you may want to get your vehicle in for the repair before you get your official recall notice.

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