Hyundai recalls many of its vehicles and they’ve had to do so once nearly every year. This is because the company is trying to produce competitive cars at the same rate as its opponents and the factory line is moving too fast to keep up with regulations. Now Hyundai recalls the first few lines of the Tucson SUV because of an airbag issue that shouldn’t have passed vehicle safety regulation.
During the time between 2011 and 2014, the Tucson SUV that was developed didn’t undergo scrutiny as it should have and only eight days ago the Hyundai group began the recall. They found that the two bolts that were supposed to securely hold the drive-side airbag in place may not have been properly tightened.
The reason why it went unnoticed for so long in the Tucson SUV was because, until there were complaints on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration site, they simply didn’t know about it. Even still, the Hyundai recalls weren’t about injury but about the complaints were geared more towards the pains of having the module fixed rather than any personal injury.
Why two bolts makes a difference?
The way an airbag works is off of pressure sensitivity and that’s how it only activates when you get into a car crash. The two bolts that were supposed to keep this airbag tightly wound may have come loose, changing the level of sensitivity that it needed to go off. This would essential mean that if it was done properly it would only activate if you hit something hard enough to cause the car to stop working. However, since the module may come loose in the Tucson SUV, then the airbag may only need a slight bump in order to explode.
The Hyundai recalls of the Tucson SUV is meant to prevent this potential accident causing fault before anything happens. While nothing hasn’t happened yet, the Hyundai company would still like to prevent lawsuits from arising.
What will happen to those who bought a faulty Hyundai?
The Hyundai recalls of the Tucson SUV isn’t for the whole car but instead just to repair the issue. Unlike most defects large enough to enforce a Hyundai recall, the car itself won’t be replace with a safer car. This comes as a shock for most of the people driving the Tucson SUV because the defect is of such importance that those who have answered to the Hyundai recalls end up trying to sell the car back to Hyundai for a safer car.