Recall Alert: 2012-13 Hyundai Sonata

2012-13 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai is recalling 22,512 model-year 2012 and 2013 Sonata sedans because the side curtain airbags may inflate randomly, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The affected vehicles were manufactured from Jan. 24 through June 21, 2012. On these vehicles, there may have been a deficiency in the manufacturing of the inflator module, which is used to inflate the curtain airbag assembly in a crash. Under certain conditions, the inflator module may leak the gas stored within, causing the curtain airbag to inflate randomly.

A sudden deployment of the side curtain airbags could cause injury to the driver and passengers and could lead to a crash if the car is in motion. Sixteen customers have reported that their curtain airbags have deployed without warning; no accidents have been reported as a result of the defect, according to Hyundai

Hyundai will notify owners of the issue starting in August and repair the curtain side airbags free of charge.  

Owners can call Hyundai for additional information at 800-633-5151 or call NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236.

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Hyundai is recalling its previous designed models of 2012 and 2013 because of technical issues related to the cars.During this the cars sold will be repaired free of cost without any charge from the customers.


As a fire investigator, I have just examined 2 car fires in a week due to electrical failure...2012 sonata-2013 sonata. Coincidence? I think not. Someone in the auto industry needs to look into this.

patricia berkley

Hyundai haven't recalled my 2012 Sonata


I had fire 2012 hyundia sonata -- burned on side of hwy -- electrical problem??

I just covered a story about my daughter's 2013 Hyundai Sonata that burned at the side of the road. Rocco your experience interests me. Contact me or through my blog.


My 2012 Sonata burned completely after an electrical fire started at the 12v socket. Fuse never blew.

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