Hyundai Recalls 978000 Sonatas for Seatbelt Pretensioners

17 March, 2017, 01:25 | Author: Jacqueline Ellis
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Hyundai is recalling about 978,000 vehicles in the us because the front seat belts could detach and fail to protect passengers during a crash.

According to the notice [PDF] posted with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the fastener for the front driver and passenger seatbelt anchors may not have been fully latched during assembly. If that's the case, a collision might cause the linkage to separate from the pretensioner. One of those incidents resulted in an unspecified minor injury.

Hyundai has received at least two reports from owners about seatbelts detaching during collisions.

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A Hyundai recall has been issued due to an issue with the design of several of the company's vehicles.

Hyundai is still investigating the issue with ZF-TRW, the seat belt supplier. The recall will start from April, the NHTSA said.

While the recall is hefty at almost 1 million vehicles, the risk that these vehicles contain the defect is small. Dealers will inspect the seat belt anchor system and fix it if needed.

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