By Bianca Brito

Jun 08

Hyundai recently announced that 239,000 vehicles are being recalled because of seat belt malfunction. As of now, there are three reported injuries caused by a device in a seatbelt that is deploying unnecessarily.

An integral part of the seat belt system that locks the seatbelt in place in the event of a crash – can explode when deployed and send metal fragments throughout the vehicle which can result in injuries.

The recall includes 2019-2022 accents, 2021-2023 Elantras, and 2021-2022 Elantra HEVs, or hybrid electric vehicles.

Vehicle owners will be able to bring the recalled vehicles to a Hyundai dealer to have the pretensioner fit with a cap, They can also contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460 and reference recall number 229. And also NHTSA vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236

Philadelphia and New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys

Our auto defect liability group at Messa & Associates handles a multitude of defective product cases. Some of our past successes have included a $35 million trucking case when the brakes and seatbelt failed, not restraining the driver, ejecting the driver from the truck, and rendering him a quadriplegic.

Our attorneys also handle product liability cases including Toyota’s recalled vehicles due to their sticking accelerators. We obtained a seven-figure settlement for a woman who was run over by a Toyota vehicle due to the sudden acceleration of the car.

In another instance, we represented a family who lost a mother and daughter after a concrete mixer truck collided with their car and then tipped over, the mother and daughter did not survive. Messa & Associates attorneys recovered a confidential seven-figure settlement for the family.

If you or a loved one have been injured by a seatbelt or any other defective product, consider calling a personal injury attorney from Messa & Associates toll-free at 877-MessaLaw. You can also submit an inquiry online for a free case evaluation. Messa & Associates has been successful in earning clients considerable and fair compensation for injuries sustained through the negligence of others. Let the Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at Messa & Associates earn you and your loved ones the compensation you deserve.

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