Hyundai has announced a recall of approximately 8,200 model-year 2019 Santa Fe SUV’s due to an issue with airbag mounting bolts. The side curtain airbag mounting bolts may interfere with and damage the airbags during deployment, which could cause them to not inflate properly, increasing the risk of injury.
Hyundai began notifying owners on Nov. 30. Owners can call the automaker at 855-371-9460 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will install a protective cover over the side curtain airbag installation bolts.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.