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239,000 Hyundais Recalled for Exploding Seat Belt Pretensions

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Hyundai has issued a nationwide recall for 239,000 vehicles due to the risk of seat belt pretensioners exploding.

As a result, metal shards are strewn throughout the vehicle.

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According to the recall notice, the driver's and front passenger's seat belt pretensioners are affected.

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If the explosions scatter metal particles throughout the vehicle, the occupants can be  injured.

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The driver's side seat belt pretensioner allegedly detonated, injuring a passenger

The same was notified to Hyundai by the NHTSA back in September.

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Two comparable incidences have now been reported to the company

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Owners can bring their vehicles to dealerships for a free cap to be installed on the pretensioners.

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According to the NHTSA, Hyundai will notify owners via E-mail by July 15.

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