RECALL: Hyundai recalls more than 239K cars for exploding seat belt parts

Hyundai is recalling more than 239,000 cars because the front seat belt pretensioners may explode upon deployment in the event of a crash.

Exploding seat belt pretensioners can project metal fragments into the vehicle, strike vehicle occupants, and result in injury.

The recall, which expands and replaces three previous recalls, includes 2019-2022 Accents, 2021-2023 Elantras and 2021-2022 Elantra HEVs, or hybrid electric vehicles. Vehicles repaired under the previous recalls will need to be brought to dealerships again for the new remedy.

Consumers affected will replace the seat belt pretensioners, free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 31, 2022 or they can contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460.

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