Hyundai says 28 examples of the Elantra have the airbag issue, which can cause injury or death.
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Hyundai Australia has issued a recall of 28 examples of its Elantra with Model Years from 2008 to 2009 (MY08-MY09), due to a potentially dangerous airbag issue.

The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says "if the airbag inflator ruptures during airbag deployment, metal fragments may propel towards the vehicle occupants at high speeds".

It goes on to say the airbag may also under-inflate in an accident.

The faulty airbag modules are being replaced by Hyundai free-of-charge under the recall.

The problem is not related to the fatal Takata airbag recall.

A spokesperson for Hyundai Australia has told CarAdvice of the 28 Elantra vehicles affected in Australia, four have previously been written-off, 17 have been fixed, and it is attempting to contact owners of the final seven cars.

A full list of vehicle identification numbers of the 28 vehicles involved in the recall can be found here.

To have your Elantra checked, find your closest Hyundai dealership by clicking here.