Another Recall For Hyundai? Exploding Seat Belts Are The Latest Worry

Hyundai is back in the news again for another recall. Hot of the tails of the recall affecting 2020-2021 Hyundai Sonata models, Hyundai has announced another recall. This time, specific Hyundai models are suffering from exploding seat belts. A few different models are involved, but this recall can be taken care of at your local Hyundai dealership!

What is it this time?

The newest recall that Hyundai announced affects the seat belt pretensioners. In the specified models, the pretensioners can explode and cause injuries to the passengers inside. The pretensioners are an essential aspect of your seat belt because they will tighten up the seat belts during a car crash. The pretensioners keep passengers in their seats and prevent them from moving and facing more severe injuries. Because of this recall, the pretensioners will not perform correctly.

What Hyundai models are affected?

a grey 2022 hyundai elantra hybrid, which is also affected by the seat belt recall
2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid | Hyundai

Unlike the past recalls that Hyundai has had to deal with lately, this recall will affect a few different models. Additionally, a few different model years are apart of this recall. Models affected by this seat belt pretensioner are:

These are some of the most popular models in the Hyundai line-up, and in return, Hyundai has had to recall 239,000 models in total!

What can remedy this situation?

a seat belt, the part affected by the most recent recall
Seat Belt | Alexandria Gilliott via Unsplash

Hyundai will be alerting drivers affected by this recall by July 15th, 2022. If you drive one of these models and don’t want to wait, enter your VIN on the NHTSA site, and you can see if your Hyundai pops up.

If your Hyundai Accent or Hyundai Elantra is affected by this recall, you can contact your local Hyundai dealership. To get rid of this problem, the pretensioners will be secured with a cap to prevent any chance of exploding seatbelts. 

Are Hyundai models still a good purchase?

a 2022 hyundai elantra which is also affected by the exploding seat belt recall
2022 Hyundai Elantra | Hyundai

Despite all of the different recalls involving Hyundai, a new Hyundai models are still among the most popular models. Anytime you are on the road, you will see many different Hyundai models, especially many like-new models. 

Aside from how popular these models are, especially the Hyundai Sonata and Hyundai Elantra, these models are also among the leaders in reliability year after year. Car and Driver consistently have new Hyundai models at or near the top of their particular class. With that backing behind them and years of excellence, you can still feel confident that purchasing a new Hyundai is a good choice.

Exploding seat belts can’t stop Hyundai

a red 2022 hyundai accent, which is one of the models affected by the recall
2022 Hyundai Accent | Hyundai

With the latest recall affecting Hyundai, there will be some hesitancy around the brand. But, that hesitancy should be short-lived because exploding seat belts can’t slow down the consistent progress that Hyundai has made.

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