Hyundai Motor America will recall 281,000 vehicles across North America over seat belt pretensioners. Which could explode and release metal fragments that could cause injuries.
The recall, which follows three reports of injuries, covers the 2019-2022 Accent, 2021-2023 Elantra, and 2021-2022 Elantra hybrid vehicles. In the case of a crash front, passenger or driver pretensioners for seat belts could explode on deployment. The dealer will secure the seat belt pretensioners by putting a cap on them.
Seat belt pretensioners form part of the system that secures the seat belt in place. In the event of an accident to offer an additional level of protection to the passengers.
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This recall extends and replaces four recalls previously issued. All Accent, Elantra, and Elantra HEV vehicles, once fixed under previous recalls. They will have to be repaired with the new recall fix implemented. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated on Tuesday.
Hyundai said that the recall now covers 239,900 vehicles within the US, around 42,000 in Canadian in the US, and one in Singapore.
In September in September, the NHTSA informed Hyundai about a crash. Which involved the 2021 Elantra in which the pretensioner for the seat belt was allegedly not working properly. And caused metal fragments to hurt the leg of an occupant. The agency had been requesting Hyundai investigate the incident.
Hyundai, who has extensively examined the cause of the problem announced. It was in the process of looking into Venue and Genesis GV70/GV80 models. Which were previously recalled.