dglobalnews.com 2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata, 2011-2015 Sonata Hybrid: Recall Alert
Published: Fri, March 17, 2017
Research | By Kayla Price

2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata, 2011-2015 Sonata Hybrid: Recall Alert

2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata, 2011-2015 Sonata Hybrid: Recall Alert

The automaker reported to US safety regulators that in the affected vehicles, the seat belt linkages for both front seat belts may detach from the seat belt anchor pretensioners.

According to Hyundai, the belts can detach because a seat belt anchor fastener that may not have been fully latched during manufacturing. If that's the case, a collision might cause the linkage to separate from the pretensioner. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the seatbelts in those vehicles might detach during collisions. The issue was first discovered in September when the owner of a 2013 Sonata's front seat belt came loose during a crash.

Thus far, Hyundai is aware of just one reported injury - a minor injury, thankfully - related to this defect.

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

Owners will be notified of the recall beginning April 7.

Hyundai Sonata vehicles have a seat belt anchor pretensioner that is fastened to the inner sill structure of the sedan.

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