Hyundai Caribbean-Puerto Rico has issued a recall for the Hyundai Tucson.
Description of Recall
On certain cars, static air bag deployment testing conducted by NHTSA using fifth percentile female dummies indicated that a small stature adult driver not wearing a seat belt and involved in a frontal or near frontal crash, the deployment of the driver air bag may not occur.
Severity of the Defect
This can cause increased risk of injury to the driver under certain crash conditions.
Hyundai’s Recommended Action
Dealers will replace the driver air bag module with one that is designed to provide an increased margin of compliance for low risk deployment for small stature adults who are not properly wearing the seat belts. The recall began on September 6, 2007, and will be performed in two mailings. Owners may contact Hyundai de Puerto Rico at 1-800-981-0188.