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Automotive Safety Recall Expected In April

The seat belt anchor pretensioners of certain models of Hyundai vehicles are behind this expected recall. The seat belt can detach from the anchor, resulting in an increased chance of injury. There are as many as 977,000 vehicles that are expected to be affected by this recall. That is an extremely high number for an item that is so critical to ensuring safety.

Severe injuries can occur from these anchors coming loose. The risks of a head, back, or neck injury increases significantly. You never know when, where, or how an accident is going to occur. If you did, you would likely avoid driving at all during that time. However, since most of us don’t have the ability to see into the future, staying informed about issues like these is imperative.

The company has reported that only one minor incident has been reported when dealing with this issue. In September, it came to their attention that a belt became detached in a 2013 Sonata after a collision. Thanks to this prompt action, more serious incidents may be able to be avoided. If you drive one of the below-listed vehicles, or someone that you know does, become informed on the issue. Knowing the personal injury risks associated with this recall, or any other one can help you to stay safe, confident, and at ease.

The 2 Models That Are Affected

     1. 2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata

     2. 2011-2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

These are two popular models driven by residents in Florida and this post is designed with your safety in mind. If you drive one of the above-mentioned vehicles, Hyundai will be contacting you to inform you of this problem. However, you can also contact them with their recall number, 160, for further information or instructions.

They will have a certified dealership inspect your car and repair the items free of charge. Avoiding personal injuries, whenever possible, is what we all shoot for. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, though.

We Are Knowledgeable In All Areas Of Personal Injury Law

Did your seat belt detach during a crash? Were injuries sustained from this detachment? Answering yes to either of these questions may result in you needing a personal injury attorney. We have been helping residents in and around the Port Charlotte area for over 30 years. We are capable of handling smaller cases, as well as larger ones. If an automotive recall has left you in dire need of an attorney, let us fight for you.

Negligence and carelessness are two words that are often associated with automotive recalls. In many ways, our lives are in the hands of these automakers. Their negligence should not be turned into your hardship. Put a proven, reputable, and knowledgeable personal injury attorney in your corner. However, our hat goes off to this corporation for taking swift and appropriate actions to resolve the problem in an efficient and timely manner.