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Hyundai Recalls Sonata Cars for Seat Belts

October 23, 2017

Photo of Hyundai Sonata courtesy of Hyundai.
Photo of Hyundai Sonata courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai Motor America is recalling 443,545 2011-2014 Sonata and 2011-2015 Sonata Hybrid mid-size sedans because the front seat belts might malfunction during a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Though these vehicles were part of an earlier recall campaign (17V-152), the seat belt linkages for both front seat belts may detach from the seat belt anchor pretensioners.

“If the seat belt linkage detaches from the seat belt anchorage, it cannot properly restrain the occupant in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.” NHTSA warned on its website.

Hyundai dealers will again verify the connection between the seat belt linkage and the pretensioner and also install a warning label to prevent future seat belt linkage detachment, NHTSA said. There will be no charge for this service.

The recall is expected to begin this month. Vehicle owners can reach Hyundai customer service at (855) 371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 169.

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