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Hyundai recalls Elantra over air bag system

WASHINGTON (AP)_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 U-S- in Montgomery, where it manufactures the Sonata sedan.

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