Hyundai Accent Recalled Over Possible Exploding Seat Belt Pretensioner Defect

Hyundai Accent Recalled Over Possible Exploding Seat Belt Pretensioner Defect

Hyundai is recalling approximately 354 Accent vehicles in the U.S. over a defect in the front driver-side and/or passenger-side seat belt pretensioner. The defect allegedly causes the pretensioner to explode sending metal fragments into the rear cabin of the vehicle.

The Problem

Two reported car crashes involving the model year 2021 Hyundai Elantra exposed a defect within the driver-side seat belt pretensioner. It is alleged that when the vehicle is in a crash, the front seat belt pretensioner(s) explode upon deployment.

The explosion causes metal fragments into the rear cabin of the vehicle, potentially injuring rear occupants. Currently Hyundai is aware of only one related injury due to the pretensioner defect.

NHTSA was notified of the incident by a law firm representing the driver of the vehicle.

The Fix

Hyundai dealers will replace the seat belt pretensioners. This recall fix is at no cost to the owner.

Customer Recall Notifications

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed February 25, 2022.  Hyundai owners may contact customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 219.

Models Affected

Recall Details

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V069000
Hyundai Recall Number: 219
Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor America
Components: Seat Belts
Potential Number of Units Affected: 354

Questions Regarding this Recall?

Hyundai owners may contact customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 219.

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