Regulators Investigate Hyundai Seat Belt Defect

The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) is investigating claims that the front passenger seat belt in 2013 Hyundai Sonatas could break loose in a crash. The investigation comes after two complaints by owners claiming the seat belt detached from its anchoring point.

According to one report, the seat belt could not be reattached after the accident. One person involved in that accident suffered injuries requiring medical attention.

Seat Belt Investigation Could Lead to Recall

The ODI investigation into the seat belt defect is just a preliminary evaluation. If investigators determine this to be a persistent defect in these vehicles, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) could then request a recall. The recall would affect around 313,000 Sonatas in the U.S.

“Drivers and passengers rely on seat belts to protect them on the road. Seat belt usage reduces the probability of serious injuries and death by about half. Therefore, we hope investigators get to the bottom of this issue quickly,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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