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Hyundai recalls Sonatas; air bags may not inflate in crash

The Hyundai logo on display at the Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh in Febuary 2016. (Associated Press)
The Hyundai logo on display at the Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh in Febuary 2016. (Associated Press)

DETROIT – Hyundai is recalling nearly 155,000 Sonata midsize cars in the U.S. because the air bags may not inflate in a crash.

The recall covers cars from the 2011 model year. Hyundai said a short circuit in the air bag control computer can stop the seat belts from tightening before a crash as well as prevent the air bags from deploying.

The company says in government documents that it has four reports of air bags not inflating. It was not clear if anyone was hurt.

The cars were made between Dec. 11, 2009, and Sept. 29, 2010.

Hyundai is still working on a fix for the problem. It expects the recall to start April 20.


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