DETROIT (WKOW) -- Federal safety officials are investigating a
complaint that a man's ear was cut in half by the side air bag in his
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it's
investigating whether the problem could recur in roughly 123,000
Elantras from model year 2012.
A complaint filed with the agency says the air bag inflated in a
crash, and a metal bracket came with it, cutting the car owner's ear.
Safety officials say the cars will be evaluated to see if there's a defect. At this point, no recall has been ordered.
Hyundai says the incident appears to be isolated. The company hasn't received any other similar complaints.
The automaker says it's cooperating in the investigation. It hasn't looked at the car with the reported problem.
For more information on this defect investigation, click here.
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