Hyundai recalling 239K vehicles over exploding seat belt parts risk

Hyundai has recalled 239,000 autos nationwide out of issue that particular seat belt pretensioners could explode and mail steel fragments all over the car or truck.

The remember has an effect on specific 2019-2022 Accents, 2021-2023 Elantras and 2021-2022 Elantra hybrids, according to a basic safety recall report.

The Nationwide Freeway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported in the recall report, which impacts driver’s and front passenger’s seat belt pretensioners, that occupants could be wounded if the explosions send metal fragments through the motor vehicle. 

The NHTSA stated it notified Hyundai in September that an occupant of a 2021 Hyundai Elantra allegedly suffered a leg injury following the driver’s aspect seat belt pretensioner exploded. The company has considering the fact that been manufactured knowledgeable of two related incidents, a single in the U.S. and the other in Singapore.

Homeowners can bring their autos to dealerships for cost-free to connect a cap to the pretensioners, which lock the seatbelt in place in the course of a crash. Hyundai will notify house owners by way of mail by July 15, the NHTSA said. The enterprise is continue to investigating the root bring about of the problem.

The NHTSA said entrepreneurs who had introduced in their vehicles for four previous remembers will want to provider their automobiles yet again.