Hyundai recall: 239,000 cars recalled for exploding seatbelt parts

Hyundai is recalling 239,000 cars in the US.


It has been found that seat belt pretensioners can explode and injure people in the car.

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Which cars were affected?

Hyundai has recalled 239,000 cars in the US. Seat belt pretensioners can explode and injure people in the car. Three injuries have been reported, two in the US and one in Singapore. Find additional details here.

Seat belt pretensioners in both the driver and passengers side in the front are at risk. The part can explode upon deployment. Pretensioners tighten the belts in preparation for a crash. But, they have exploded and sent shrapnel throughout the car.

The cars that are included in the Hyundai recall are:

  • 2019-2022 Accents
  • 2021-2023 Elantras
  • 2021-2022 Elantra HEV’s

Owners will be able to take their cars to take their car to a dealership and have it fixed free of cost. Hyundai will notify owners by July 15 according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

For more information, contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. The recall reference number is 229.

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