Hyundai Recalls Close to 1 Million Vehicles

Posted March 17, 2017

"The seat belt linkages for both front seat belts may detach from the seat belt anchor pretensioners", according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If the anchor pretensioner isn't correctly connected to the seat belt linkage it could separate or detach during a collision, which increases the risk of injury. There have been no deaths reported in relation to the seat belt glitch.

A Hyundai recall has been issued due to an issue with the design of several of the company's vehicles.

The vehicles affected by the move include Sonata midsize sedans that were manufactured and released between 2011 and 2014.

Hyundai says that it knows of one minor injury related to this problem, following a belt coming loose during a collision in a 2013 Sonata.

Hyundai is still investigating the issue with ZF-TRW, the seat belt supplier.

If you own one of these vehicles and have further questions, you're encouraged to call Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460 and ask about recall #160.

Owners will be notified what they need to do to fix the problem, beginning on April 7.