Recall Watch: The Latest Automotive Safety Recalls

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2019-22 Hyundai Accent; 2021-23 Hyundai Elantra
Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor Company
Number of vehicles affected: 239,000
Report Date: May 19, 2022
Issue: Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2019-2022 Accent, 2021-2023 Elantra, and 2021-2022 Elantra HEV vehicles. In the event of a crash, the front driver-side and/or passenger-side seat belt pretensioners may explode upon deployment. An exploding seat belt pretensioner can project metal fragments into the vehicle, strike vehicle occupants, and result in injury.
Solution: Dealers will secure the seat belt pretensioner(s) with a cap, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 15, 2022.
Contact: Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 229.

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