WASHINGTON — Hyundai Motor America is recalling 33 vehicles in the U.S., including the 2015-'16 Hyundai Sonata and 2017 Hyundai Elantra, because the driver's airbag may not deploy in a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
One 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is included in the recall.
"In these vehicles, the driver's frontal airbag may be missing a chemical enhancer required for the second stage airbag deployment, resulting in the second stage not deploying in certain crashes," said NHTSA in its recall summary. "The primary stage will deploy as intended. An airbag that does not inflate increases the risk of injury."
There are no accidents or injuries linked to the recall, Hyundai told federal safety regulators.
The affected Sonatas were built from May 29, 2014 to February 11, 2016. The affected Elantras were built from January 12, 2016 to February 22, 2016. The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid was built on October 15, 2015.
Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles should be prepared to make a service appointment soon with their Hyundai dealer.