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Hyundai recalls 140,000 SUVs over airbag issue

Published on May 18, 2014 6:21 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - South Korean automaker Hyundai is recalling 140,000 vehicles in the United States and Puerto Rico because of an air bag problem, according to documents filed with US auto safety regulators.

There were no known accidents or injuries as a result of this problem, the company said in its recall notice to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

The issue relates to the bolts that attach the driver’s airbag to the steering column in Hyundai’s Tuscon compact sport utility vehicles.

“During assembly, it is possible that the two bolts attaching the driver’s airbag module to the steering wheel assembly were not properly tightened,” the automaker wrote in its letter to the NHTSA.

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