Hyundai recalls 239,000 vehicles over safety belt explosion concerns

Hyundai is recalling 239,000 vehicles in the United States because seat belt pretensioners could explode and injure occupants. Three people were injured, two in the United States and one in Singapore.

In a letter to a South Korean automaker, government regulators said the driver and passenger seat belt pretensioners could explode when deployed, sending debris throughout the vehicle. A pretensioner tightens the belt in case of a crash.

The recall, extending and replacing three previous recalls, will affect approximately 61,000 2019-2022 Accents, 166,000 2021-2023 Elantra and 12,000 2021-2022 Elantra HEVs or hybrid electric vehicles. recall notice from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Vehicles repaired under the previous recall must be brought back to the dealership for new remedies.

Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by first-class mail and may go to the dealership. Your dealer will install a seat belt pretensioner with the cap free of charge. Vehicles that are no longer covered by the Hyundai warranty are eligible for repair. The automaker will also reimburse the owner for out-of-pocket expenses incurred to correct the defect.

According to NHTSA, Hyundai will notify owners by July 15th. For more information, call Hyundai Customer Service at 1-855-371-9460 and recall number 229. You can also call the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or visit

Earlier this month, Hyundai Motor Company Over 215,000 mid-size cars Because in the US a fuel hose can leak from the engine compartment and cause a fire. The recall covers certain Sonata sedans from 2013 and 2014, most of which were recalled for the same problem in 2020.

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