Hyundai Recalls 1 Million Cars With Possibly Defective Seatbelts

Alicia Guzman
March 17, 2017

Hyundai will recall almost one million Sonata and Sonata hybrid sedans in the U.S.to fix a seat belt glitch. If that's the case, a collision might cause the linkage to separate from the pretensioner. "If, during vehicle assembly, the connector does not fully latch when the linkage is pressed onto the connector, the seat belt can detach from the anchor pretensioner".

At least one injury has been reported.

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The recall affects 2011 - 2014 Hyundai Sonata sedans and 2011 - 2015 Sonata hybrids with improperly installed seat belts. The company is doing this because of a seat belt glitch that has led to one minor injury, according to a report filed by the South Korean automaker.

While the recall is hefty at almost 1 million vehicles, the risk that these vehicles contain the defect is small.

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Owners will be notified of the recall beginning April 7. Affected owners will have to head to the dealer, where techs will inspect and verify the connection between pretensioner and seat belt linkage, ensuring proper attachment as necessary.

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