Recall Alert: 2007-08 Hyundai Santa Fe, Veracruz
Hyundai is recalling 178,685 Santa Fe and 26,548 Veracruz crossovers from the 2007 and 2008 model years because the driver’s airbag may not deploy in a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In the affected vehicles, the clock spring contact assembly for the airbag system may become damaged over time. As a result, the airbag’s electrical circuit may become highly resistant and may not deploy in a crash, increasing the risk of injury. The airbag warning light on the instrument panel will illuminate if the circuit becomes highly resistant, Hyundai says.
The recall is expected to begin this month. Dealers will replace the clock spring assembly for free. Owners can call Hyundai at 800-633-5151 or NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.