Hyundai Recall 42,000 Vehicles With A Seat Belt Issue
Hyundai has issued a recall affecting 42,000 vehicles in Canada because of a defect in the seat belt pretensioner that could cause injury to vehicle occupants.
Date of recall: May 24, 2022
This recall affects 42,000 vehicles in Canada, plus another 239,000 in the United States. All of the affected vehicles fall under these models:
2017-2019 Elantra Hybrid
This recall also applies to all Hyundai and Genesis vehicles previously recalled for the same issue.
What’s the problem?
Seat belt pretensioners are safety devices that use a controlled charge to lock the belt in place and tighten it for added protection in the event of a crash. The problem is that the controlled explosion may not stay contained, ultimately hurling metal fragments at occupants inside the cabin.
Hyundai says it was made aware of two injuries coming from the defect in the U.S. Another reportedly happened in Singapore.
What’s the fix?
Hyundai says it is still investigating the root cause of the problem, but has come up with a fix it thinks will protect occupants from this issue. Dealers will install a protective cap on the pretensioners to shield everyone from any potential metal fragments.
What do you do?
Hyundai will notify affected owners by mail with instructions on where to take their vehicles in for repair.
Enter your Hyundai VIN at this link to learn more about this recall and find out if there are other Service Actions related to your vehicle.