2011 Hyundai Sonata driving

Hyundai is recalling 154,753 of its 2011 Sonata sedans because their front and side airbags and seat belts might not work in a crash.

The airbag issue involves a potential short circuit that could prevent the airbags from inflating. The seat belts have a potential problem with their pretensioners, which make passengers more secure by removing excess slack in the belt in a crash.

Hyundai is aware of three vehicles involved in crashes where the airbags were supposed to deploy but did not.

The Details

Vehicles recalled: Certain 2011 Hyundai Sonatas produced between Dec. 11, 2009, and Sept. 29, 2010.

The problem: A short circuit in the airbag control unit may cause front and side airbags and seatbelt pretensioners to not deploy in a crash.

The fix: Hyundai is still working on a fix for the issue, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

How to contact the manufacturer: The recall is expected to begin April 20, 2018. Owners can contact Hyundai customer service at 855-371-9460. Hyundai’s number for the recall is 174.

NHTSA campaign number: 18V137000.

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: Plug in the 17-digit vehicle identification number at the NHTSA website. It will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

CR members can stay up to date on their car recalls using our Car Recall Tracker.

2011 Hyundai Sonata steering wheel