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Dangerous auto defects affect up to 1M Hyundai vehicles

The national "click it or ticket" campaign reminds drivers to buckle up. Research shows that seat belts save thousands of lives each year, and many Pennsylvania drivers diligently use them just like many others around the country. What happens when you cannot count on your seat belt to work even when you use it? The scary thing is that almost one million Hyundai owners are experiencing this fear right now due to a recent recall for failing seat belts. Auto defects in vehicles' basic safety features pose a threat to the safety and lives of drivers and should be dealt with as quickly as possible.

Hyundai issued the recall after an investigation by the company revealed the potential for the seat belts in 2011 through 2014 Hyundai Sonatas and the 2011 through 2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrids to have been installed incorrectly. The seat belt manufacturer is also involved in the ongoing investigation into this defect. Reports indicate that notices will be sent to owners of the affected vehicles during the months of April and May. The recall affects approximately 997,778 of these vehicles.

Pennsylvania owners of vehicles that fall within the recall need to be aware of the potential danger right away. If the seat belt breaks during a collision, the injuries could be severe or fatal. An otherwise survivable accident could turn into a tragedy.

Even the smallest auto defects could put lives in danger. Anyone injured as a result of a defective auto part retains the right to file a civil action against all parties legally liable for the defect. This could include the vehicle manufacturer, the supplier of the part and others. In order to help ensure that a victim receives the restitution to which he or she is entitled, it would be a good idea to consult with an attorney before taking any legal action.

Source: autoworldnews.com, "Hyundai Recalls Nearly 1 Million Vehicles In The US", Ilene Jasmine, March 17, 2017

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