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Thursday, 26 May 2022 14:31

Hyundai Pretensioner Recall Affects Accent, Elantra

Written by David A. Wood, CarComplaints.com

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A Hyundai seatbelt pretensioner recall includes about 281,000 Accent, Elantra and Elantra Hybrid cars with pretensioners at risk of exploding when they deploy.

The recall affects both front seat pretensioners, and any Hyundai Accent, Elantra and Elantra Hybrid vehicles that have already been recalled for the same problem will need to be repaired again.

 

Seatbelt pretensioners deploy in a crash and work in conjunction with airbags to better secure occupants.

 

The Hyundai pretensioner recall involves 2019-2022 Accent, 2021-2023 Elantra and 2021-2022 Elantra Hybrid vehicles equipped with front driver and passenger pyrotechnic-type seatbelt pretensioners that could explode and send metal fragments throughout the cars, and the occupants.

 

Hyundai is aware of three crashes that deployed the pretensioners and caused injuries.

 

Even though this Hyundai pretensioner recall follows previous recalls for the same problem, the automaker says a "specific root cause has not yet been determined."

 

In September 2021, Hyundai learned about a crash involving a 2021 Hyundai Elantra where the driver-side seatbelt pretensioner allegedly deployed abnormally and caused metal fragments to enter the rear cabin and injure an occupant’s leg.

 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was notified of the incident by a law firm representing the driver of the Elantra.

 

Hyundai decided to...


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