HYUNDAI VEHICLE RECALL: Exploding Seat Belt Pretensioner

HYUNDAI VEHICLE RECALL: Exploding Seat Belt Pretensioner

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Hyundai Motor America (“Hyundai”) Recalling Certain 2021 Elantra, Elantra HEV, Venue, Genesis GV80 & 2022 Genesis GV70 Vehicles
Safety Risk
In the event of a crash, the front driver-side and passenger-side seat belt pretensioners may explode upon deployment.  An exploding seat belt pretensioner could project metal fragments into the vehicle, striking vehicle occupants and resulting in injury.
Defect
2021-2021 Hyundai Elantra

The subject vehicles include 282 model year 2021 Hyundai Elantra produced on March 8, 2021 through April 15, 2021 by Hyundai Motor Company (“HMC”) for sale in the U.S. market

2021-2021 Hyundai Elantra HEV

The subject vehicles include 41 model year 2021 Hyundai Elantra HEV vehicles produced on March 8, 2021 through March 15, 2021 by HMC for sale in the U.S. market.

2021-2021 Hyundai Venue

The subject vehicles include 208 model year 2021 Hyundai Venue vehicles produced on March 8, 2021 through March 22, 2021 by HMC for sale in the U.S. market.

2021-2021 Genesis GV80

The subject vehicles include 195 model year 2021 Genesis GV80 vehicles produced on March 9, 2021 through April 2, 2021 by HMC for sale in the U.S. market.

2022-2022 Genesis GV70

The subject vehicles include 252 model year GV70 vehicles produced on March 10, 2021 through June 17, 2021 by HMC for sale in the U.S. market.

Remedy

Dealers will replace the seat belt pretensioners, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 10, 2021. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai’s numbers for this recall are 211 and 009G.  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.nhtsa.gov.

Source: NHTSA.gov

VEHICLE OWNERS AND LESSEES AFFECTED BY AUTOMOTIVE DEFECTS OR SAFETY RECALLS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT KEHOE LAW FIRM, P.C., [email protected], TO DISCUSS POTENTIAL CLASS ACTION LEGAL CLAIMS.  ALL LEGAL CONSULTATIONS ARE CONFIDENTIAL AND FREE OF CHARGE.
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