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Hyundai Motor Company is recalling about 120,000 2004 and 2005 model Elantra sedans because of a software problem with its air-bag system.

The automaker said today it acted voluntarily in response to a recent crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Hyundai said it will install a software change on all affected vehicles. It said the change will help the vehicles respond to the conditions of the 40 mile-per-hour, 40 percent offset frontal barrier test that the insurance group conducted.

The Korean-based automaker is preparing for next year's opening of its new multi (b) billion dollar assembly plant in Montgomery. The plant will manufacture the Sonata and Santa Fe vehicles.

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