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Hyundai recalls 285,000 Elantras for airbag, electrical issues

Hyundai, the South Korean manufacturer with a near meteoric popularity increase in recent years, is recalling about 285,000 Elantras for various airbag and electrical issues,  according to documents filed this week with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The airbag issue in 2007-2008 models, is due to what the automaker described as an undisclosed electronic noise. The noise, which might be an issue in 96,000 vehicles, might cause the driver-side air bag to inflate with full force when not required.

The second Hyundai recall covers about 189,000 Elantras from 2007 through 2009. The automaker reported liquid spilled in the front-console cup holder could leak through and cause an electrical problem and the cause trigger the deployment of the passenger air bag.

Hyundai said the problems were discovered earlier this year during an NHTSA investigation.

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