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Tuesday 23 May 2017
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Hyundai Recalls Nearly One Million Sonatas Over Seat Belts

Hyundai Recalls Nearly One Million Sonatas Over Seat Belts

Hyundai is recalling nearly a million Sonatas to check their seat belts. Some models may have potentially faulty ones that could detach in a crash.

The problem is that front driver and passenger seat belt anchors may not have been fully latched during the assembly process.

The recall involves 977,778 gas and hybrid Sonata sedans from the 2011-2014 model years, as well as 2015 Sonata Hybrids. While this seems like a pretty massive number, Hyundai estimates only one percent of the recalled models actually have the defective seat belts. The automaker started investigating the problem last fall and there is one report of a minor injury after a seat belt came loose following a collision.

Hyundai will notify all owners of affected vehicles beginning in April. Dealers will check to make sure the seat belt is correctly attached to the anchor pretensioner and fix it if not.

You can check out the official NHTSA recall document here.

Photo Credit: Hyundai