Hyundai is recalling 205,233 of its Santa Fe and Veracruz crossover vehicles, citing problems with their airbag systems.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says the 2007 and 2008 model year cars were built between Dec. 26, 2006, and March 21, 2008.
NHTSA says on its website that the clock spring contact assembly for the driver’s airbag may become damaged through usage over time. That could keep the airbag from deploying and protecting the driver in the event of a crash.
Hyundai dealers will replace the clock spring assemblies as needed for free. The recall is expected to begin this month.
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