Hyundai Recalls Nearly 1 Million Vehicles for Seatbelt Defect
Hyundai has issued a recall for roughly 978,000 vehicles due to reports that front seatbelts can detach during collision and fail to properly restrain occupants.
Details of the Hyundai Seatbelt Recall
According to FOX 6 Now, government documents state that the fastener for the seatbelt anchors used in the vehicles may not have been fully latched during assembly. As such, the belts can detach when enough force is applied.
The issue was discovered in September when the owner of a 2013 Sonata reported that the front passenger belt came loose in a collision.
Hyundai says it is aware of one incident resulting in injury and that owners will be notified of the recall beginning April 7.
Vehicles Covered by the Recall
According to reports, the recall covers:
- 2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata sedans
- 2011-2015 Hyundai Sonata hybrids
Dealers will inspect the seatbelt anchor system on recalled models and repair the system if needed.