Hyundai recalling nearly one million Sonatas over seatbelt issue

(March 16, 2017) Hyundai is recalling 978,000 cars in the U.S. because the front seat belts could detach in a crash and fail to hold people, according to a report filed today by the South Korean automaker with U.S. regulators.

The recall covers Sonata midsize sedans from the 2011 through 2014 model years, and the Sonata hybrid from 2011 through 2015.

The report posted on the website for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the recall campaign will begin in early April. The company says it knows of one minor injury caused by the problem.

The trouble was discovered in September when an owner reported that the front passenger belt in a 2013 Sonata came loose in a collision.

Sources: Media accounts