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Hyundai recalls Elantras and Accents

The seat belt pretensioners may explode

2022 Hyundai Elantra
Photo source: Hyundai
Hyundai Motor America is recalling 6,240 model year 2021-2022 Elantras and model year 2020 Accents.

The front driver and passenger-side seat belt pretensioners may explode upon deployment in a crash.

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

What to do

Dealers will replace the seat belt pretensioners free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on May 31, 2022.

Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at (855) 371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 223.

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