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Hyundai to recall 239,000 U.S. vehicles over exploding part -Breaking


© Reuters. FILEPHOTO: A Hyundai dealer in Seoul displays the logo of Hyundai Motor Co. on the wheel of a Hyundai car. January 22, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

WASHINGTON (Reuters), – Hyundai Motor America has recalled 239,000 U.S. automobiles over injuries from seat belt pretensioners. These can cause an explosion and metal fragments to be released, causing severe injury.

Three injury reports have been filed and the recall applies to 2019-2022 Accent, 2020-2023 Elantra, or 2021-2022 Elantra hybrids. If there is a collision, the front passenger or driver-side seat belt pretensioners may explode. The cap will be secured by dealers to secure the seat belt pretensioners.