Colorado Springs, Colorado 2022-05-27 14:40:50 –
Washington DC: Hyundai Motor America is recalling 281,000 vehicles in North America due to its seatbelt mechanism, which can explode and fire pieces of metal in the event of a collision.
The recall focuses on the failure of the seatbelt pretensioner, which is part of the seatbelt system that secures the seatbelt in place in the event of a collision.
Coming after three reported injuries, the recall covers several 2019-2022 Accents, 2021-2023 Elantra, and 2021-2022 Elantra hybrid vehicles.
Dealers use covers to secure seatbelt pretensioners and provide additional protection.
This week, the Department of Road Safety said the recalls would expand and replace the previous four recalls. All Accents, Elantras, and Elantra HEV vehicles that have already been repaired in the previous recall must complete the second recall fix.
According to the company, the new recalls include 239,000 units in the United States and 42,000 units in Canada.
In September, government officials asked Hyundai to assess the 2021 Elantra-related clash. In this collision, the seatbelt pretensioner on the driver’s side was allegedly unfolded and a piece of metal injured the occupant’s leg.
The company, which has extensively investigated this issue, said it is still actively investigating previously recalled venues and Genesis GV70 / GV80 vehicles.
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