Hyundai has been notified by the NHTSA recently to announce a recall for the Sonata vehicles because of an issue with the front passenger seatbelt.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are a total of 129,000 examples in the U.S. of the affected Hyundai Sonata and owners will have to be take these back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the seatbelt fixed.
“In some cases, if the front passenger seat belt “tongue” is inserted into the buckle forcibly at an angle, the buckle may jam, preventing the front passenger from fastening the seat belt. The front passenger’s seat belt warning lamp will illuminate if the front passenger seat belt is not buckled while the seat is occupied. This condition does not result in partial latching of the belt and does not affect the driver or rear passenger seat belt buckles”, says Hyundai in its press release.
The affected Hyundai Sonata vehicles are from the 2015 model year and they have been produced between the 25th of April, 2014, and the 4th of December, 2014. The car manufacturer says that it hasn’t received any reports of injuries related to this condition. If you happen to be an owner of the above mentioned model, you should contact your local Hyundai representative for more info on the topic. The recall should begin soon but no exact date has been provided at this time. However, dealers will make the necessary repairs / replacements at no cost for the owners.