Related South Korean brands Hyundai, Kia and luxury division Genesis recalled thousands of vehicles in 2022 for exploding seat belt pretensioners. It turns out the latter wasn’t finished: Genesis now is recalling approximately 65,500 more of its vehicles for the same issue.
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Affected vehicles include model-year 2021-23 G80 sedans, model-year 2023 GV60 electric SUVs, and model-year 2022-23 GV70 and 2020-23 GV80 SUVs. The issue involves the front driver- or passenger-side seat belt pretensioners, which could explode upon deployment as a result of too much pressure in the pretensioner pipe. As a result, the pretensioner could project metal fragments into the vehicle, which could seriously injure occupants.
To resolve the issue, dealers will secure the seat belt pretensioner with a cap for free. Genesis parent automaker Hyundai will begin notifying owners April 17, but those with further questions in the meantime can call the automaker at 855-371-9460 (Hyundai’s number for this recall is 012G), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or visit its website to check your vehicle identification number and learn more.
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