WASHINGTON — Hyundai Motor America is recalling 2,580 2015 Hyundai Accent cars because the occupant-detection system may not be able to determine if a child-restraint seat is in the front passenger seat, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The problem can happen in very cold temperatures.
"If the system fails to detect that the seat is occupied by a child-restraint seat, the front airbag will not be deactivated and, in the event of a crash necessitating front airbag deployment, the airbag deployment could cause increased risk of injury to the occupant in the child-restraint seat," NHTSA said.
Hyundai spokesman Jim Trainor said there are no accidents or injuries linked to the recall.
The affected Accents were built from September 15, 2014 to February 10, 2015.
Edmunds says: Owners should wait for their official recall notice and then schedule a service appointment. But if you have an immediate concern, it's best to contact your dealer now.