- Hyundai Motor Company is recalling 65,517 of its luxury Genesis SUVs and sedans due to defective seatbelts that could explode during a crash.
Specifically, the recall is due to a defect with the seatbelt pretensioner that is supposed to tighten the belt when there is a crash detected.
The Korean automaker has alerted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) after it learned there was an issue. Apparently, these pretensioners “may deploy abnormally in certain crashes due to over pressurization,” the NHTSA’s report on Feb. 16th said. If that happens, it could cause “metal fragments to enter the vehicle occupant compartment, which may result in injury to vehicle occupants.”
The following Hyundai models are subject to the exploding seatbelts recall:
- 2021-2023 Genesis G80 4-Door Sedan – 9,720 units – Production Dates : JUL 25, 2020 – JAN 25, 2023
- 2023 Genesis GV60 SUV (HYBRID EV) – 940 units – Production Dates : FEB 04, 2022 – DEC 27, 2022
- 2022-2023 Genesis GV70 SUV 21,917 units – Production Dates : MAR 10, 2021 – JAN 11, 2023
- 2020-2023 Genesis GV80 SUV 32,940 Production Dates : JUL 27, 2020 – DEC 29, 2022
Hyundai is expected to inform customers about the defect on April 17, 2023. Repairs will be made at an authorized Hyundai dealer at no cost to the consumer.
Hyundai has previously reported recalls due to exploding seatbelts in 2022.
The automaker recalled 239,000 vehicles last May and November for a similar issue with the pretensioners. The first was in the Hyundai Accent and Elantra models, the second was for the Santa Fe SUVs. The company told consumers the seatbelts could potentially “explode upon deployment and send shrapnel throughout the vehicle.”
Additionally, Kia, which is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company, had similar problems. They issued a recall back in June 2022 for 17,000 Kia Sorento models for exploding pretensioners.
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