September 15, 2005

Hyundai recalls 240,000 cars

DETROIT (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd. is recalling
240,000 Elantra sedans in the United States because of a
problem with the occupant classification system, according to
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Cars involved in the recall are from the 2004 and 2005
model years, NHTSA said on its Web site on Thursday.

The occupant classification system installed in the front
passenger seat of the vehicle may mistakenly identify a child
seat as an adult passenger, NHTSA said.

This may occur if the child seat is installed after an
adult has been seated, and could result in the right front air
bag or side-impact air bag being deployed in a crash, according