Hyundai recalls Elantra for headliner support bracket issue

2012 Hyundai Elantra

The other Hyundai recall involves the 2011-2013 Elantra, although it’s not a part of the same recall as the Hyundai Sonata, or the massive recall with the other vehicles in the South Korean automaker’s lineup.

This particular recall came about after one of their customers reported that a headliner support bracket had broken off and was propelled towards his head, as a result of an accident that he was involved in. The result was the wayward bracket slicing open his ear.

This may occur if the vehicle is involved in a side collision, with enough impact that the side airbag curtain may deploy. Many vehicles now have a combination of airbags built with the seat, as well as the aforementioned side airbag curtain. Both will deploy simultaneously.

Upon further research, it was determined that this was enough of an issue to warrant another Hyundai recall, and will being contacting registered owners soon. Repairs may begin as soon as May, with possible solutions being that the dealership technicians may apply headliner adhesive strips to the headliner. Another more permanent solution would be to apply some type of clip/screw to the bracket itself, in order to prevent it from possibly breaking off with other owners.

 

Source: Auto Evolution

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