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From Products Liability Law Daily, March 16, 2017

Hyundai recalls 978K Sonata and Sonata Hybrid vehicles for seat belt repair

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

Hyundai Motor America has recalled approximately 977,778 2011-2014 Sonata and 2011-2015 Sonata Hybrid vehicles because in the affected vehicles, the seat belt linkages for both front seat belts may detach from the seat belt anchor pretensioners. The company warns that, in the event of a crash, the seat belts detaching from the anchor pretensioners can increase the risk of injury (NHTSA Recall Notice, No. 17V152, Report receipt date: March 8, 2017).

Remedy. Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the connection between the seat belt linkages and the seat belt anchor pretensioners, repairing them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 7, 2017.

Contact information. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai’s number for the recall is 160. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Companies: Hyundai Motor America

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