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Hyundai opposes recall of 2011-2012 Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai is petitioning the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to cancel the agency’s recall of 2011-2012 Sonata Hybrids.  The vehicles were recalled due to a seat belt design flaw; currently, the belts do not conform to federal motor vehicle safety standards.  Nearly 15,000 Sonatas are affected by the recall.

Hyundai has agreed to replace the seat belts in over 1600 cars currently for sale at nationwide dealerships.  However, the manufacturer opposes replacing belts in cars that have already been sold, claiming the issue is “inconsequential.”  As such, Hyundai is petitioning NHTSA to reconsider the recall.  If the petition is unsuccessful, Hyundai will have to begin notifying drivers about the recall and replacement options.

In the meantime, Sonata drivers can sign up to be notified of any updates.  Visit NHTSA’s recall notification website to fill in your vehicle and contact information.

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  • 1. Tom Thorne  |  February 4th, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Do you have any knowledge concerning 2012-2013 Hyundai Sonata spontaneous car fires? See my blog for an example. These fires originate in the passenger compartment.

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