Hyundai Motor Company is recalling 240-thousand Elantra sedans because the computer that operates the air bag system could confuse a child seat for an adult in the front passenger seat.
The recall involves vehicles from the 2004-2005 model years. The Elantra is the South Korean-based automaker's most popular-selling
vehicle in the United States.
Hyundai says an evaluation conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that a child seat in the front passenger seat could be misclassified by the air bag sensor system as an adult passenger.
Hyundai in May opened its first assembly line in the US in Montgomery, where it manufactures the Sonata sedan.
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