RECALL Subject : Occupant Detection System may Improperly Classify

Report Receipt Date: JUN 25, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V264000

Component(s): AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,200

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make / Mode / lModel Year(s)

HYUNDAI AZERA 2012-2013

Details

Manufacturer: Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Inc

SUMMARY:
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Azera vehicles manufactured May 22, 2012, through November 23, 2012. The occupant detection system may fail to properly differentiate whether the front passenger seat occupant is an adult, a child or a child restraint seat.


CONSEQUENCE:
If the occupant is incorrectly classified, in the event of a crash necessitating airbag deployment, the airbag may deploy with greater or lesser force than appropriate, resulting in an increased risk of injury.

REMEDY:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will recalibrate the airbag system. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Hyundai's recall number is "Campaign 111." Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-734-337-9499.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153