South Korea's auto major Hyundai Motor Co is recalling 190,000 Elantra sedans to fix faulty air bag sensors that could cause the front air bag to malfunction.

 According to the website for the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Hyundai issued a recall of about 190,000 Elantra sedans sold between 2006 and 2008 in the U.S. to repair a defect in airbag sensors.

The second recall covers nearly 100,000 Elantras from the 2007-2008 model years, vehicles that are also covered by the first recall.

The recalled vehicles include 96,000 Elantra sedans sold in 2006 and 2007 that were found to have additional defects in the airbag control system, which could improperly deploy the driver's side airbag, NHTSA informed on its website.

The safety recall is expected to begin next month, it added.