Seat Belts Detatch During Crash
Cars these days have airbags, sensors, crumple zones, tempered glass, and other safety features. But the OG, and arguably the most important, safety feature is the seat belt. Only trouble is, Hyundai's seem to be detatching from the body of…
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Apparently Hyundai’s latest seat belt recall did enough to satisfy the government, who announced they’re closing their recall.
NHTSA continued the investigation after the first recall because safety regulators believed a better fix should be applied by dealers. Regulators were concerned about how the connectors were built to be removed from the pretensioners when working on the cars. But the connectors could release in a crash if they weren't properly reconnected during maintenance.
The second recall added a label to the connector with graphics and instructions how to properly lock the connector if someone works on the car. No word on if that label said for the love of everything, don’t forget to put this thing back to together.
Back in March, Hyundai recalled 978,000 cars to inspect and fix seat belt linkages and the pretensioner.
Now those vehicles have been recalled again for the same problems.
Although the condition of a partially latched anchor pretensioner was fixed through the recall campaign, the condition could potentially happen again if the anchor pretensioner was intentionally disconnected and then improperly reconnected by consumers or repair facilities.
After the first recall Hyundai and their supplier talked with NHTSA about possible problems from the recall repairs.
Hyundai is recalling the 2017 Santa Fe Sport because the seat belts can detach in a crash. Talk about defeating the purpose.
The latest recall includes 2017 Santa Fe Sport SUVs to fix issues with the driver's side seat belt anchors that may not have been tightened properly during assembly. Bolts that aren't tight enough may cause the seat belts to detach from the anchors during a crash.
In case you missed it, the same vehicles were recently recalled for hoods flying open while driving. The 2017 Santa Fe sounds like a real hoot to drive.
Nearly 978,000 Hyundai Sonata and Sonata Hybrid cars have been recalled to fix seat belts that have been detaching from their anchor pretensioners.
Hyundai and the seat belt supplier inspected the vehicle and the supplier recovered the parts in December 2016. Both companies started internal investigations, but neither has been able to determine what is causing the seat belt failures … The automaker says to ensure the safety of consumers, the recall will include 2011-2014 Sonata and 2011-2015 Sonata Hybrid cars.
The feds are investigating why front passenger seat belts are detaching from their pretensioner during crashes involving the 2013 Sonata.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is looking into possible problems with the front passenger seat belts in 2013 Hyundai Sonata cars after two reports were filed concerning seat belts that failed.
Multiple people have been injured in crashes, as you might imagine.