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2008-09 Hyundai Elantra recalled, owners told to stop driving

The Hyundai Elantra has been recalled to fix a problem with the driver's airbag. The recall is not related to the ongoing Takata recall.

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Scott Collie
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Hyundai Australia has recalled the 2008-09 Elantra to fix a problem with the driver’s airbag.

According to the company, the driver’s airbag inflator could rupture if the airbag deploys in an accident. If the inflator does rupture, metal fragments could fire towards occupants at high speed.

Alternatively, the airbag may under-inflate. Both problems create a risk of serious injury or death for occupants.

  • A total of 28 vehicles are included in the recall.
  • Of the 28, four have been written off, 16 have been repaired, one is currently being repaired.
  • A VIN list of affected vehicles is attached here.
  • The original recall notice is attached here.
  • This is not related to the ongoing Takata airbag recall.

Hyundai has advised owners to stop driving their cars until the problem is fixed, and has contacted those with outstanding repairs by mail.

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Scott Collie
Scott Collie

Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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