In April, an owner of a Hyundai Elantra told government regulators that a side air bag deployed during a car accident and a metal bracket sliced the driver’s ear in half.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration started investigating over 100,000 2012 Elantras in May after the air bag claim. Safety regulators believe the part that caused the problem was only in the Korean-built Elantras.

However, the NHTSA recently announced that they will also investigate 2011 and 2013 models. According to USA Today, the agency upgraded the probe to an engineering analysis, which means a recall may be in the future.

Hyundai claims the air bag problem is an isolated incident.

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