Hyundai recalls Sonata to fix seat belt buckle problem

DETROIT (AP) – Hyundai is recalling about 140,000 Sonata midsize cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a problem with the front passenger seat belt buckles.

The recall covers cars from the 2015 model year that were built from April 25, 2014 until Dec. 4, 2014.

Hyundai says that if the metal tongue on the belt is forced into the buckle at an angle, the buckle can jam and won’t fasten.

A dashboard warning light will come on if the belt is not buckled. Hyundai says it has no reports of any injuries caused by the problem.

Dealers will either repair the buckle or replace it at no cost to owners. Hyundai says the repair will take less than an hour.

We welcome thoughts and comments from our viewers. We ask that everyone keep their remarks civil and respectful. Postings that contain profanity, racist, or potentially libelous remarks will be deleted. We will delete any commercial postings, as well.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s