Toyota Recalls 155,000 Sonatas Over Airbag Defect

Hyundai has announced a recall for 154,753 of its 2011 Sonata sedans due to an airbag issue that could cause front and side airbags to fail to deploy in the event of a collision. Details of the Toyota Sonata Recall According to CNET, the defect lies with the Sonatas’ airbag control modules. The modules can short-circuit, preventing deployment and stopping seatbelt pretentioners from activating.  Affected Sonatas are from the YF-generation and includes early production model-year vehicles built between Dec. 11, 2009 and Sept. 29, 2010. Hyundai is currently aware of four incidents involving the defect; however, they did not reveal if these incidents involved crashes or injuries. A repair has not yet been developed, but documentation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says a recall program will commence in April. The defect will be repaired at no cost to owners. Common Injuries Caused by Airbag Failures Injuries caused by a defective airbag…

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