updated 10/17/2008 3:26:16 PM ET 2008-10-17T19:26:16

Hyundai Motor Co. is recalling about 150,000 Hyundai Elantra sedans because of potential electrical problems that could prevent air bags from deploying.

Hyundai said Friday the recall involves Elantras from the 2001 model year.

If a liquid is spilled near the cupholder, it could drip into the air bag control module electrical connector, contaminate the module, preventing air bags from deploying in a crash.

The Korean automaker also is recalling about 75,000 Elantras from the 2001 and 2002 model years because of issues with an air bag wiring harness that could prevent the side air bags from deploying.

Hyundai spokesman Miles Johnson says owners who see an air bag warning light should take their car to a dealership for inspection.

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