Consumer Affairs reports that Hyundai Motor America is recalling 443,545 model year 2011-2014 Sonata and model year 2011-2015 Sonata Hybrid vehicles previously repaired under an earlier recall. The Sonata recall is due to seat belt linkages for both front seat belts, as they may detach from the seat belt anchor pretensioners.
If the seat belt linkage detaches from the seat belt anchorage, it can not properly restrain the occupant in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
What to do
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will again verify the connection between the seat belt linkage and the pretensioner and additionally install a warning label to prevent future seat belt linkage detachment, free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin in October 2017.
Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 169.