Urgent recall for thousands of Hyundai cars over exploding seat belt fault that sends metal fragments flying into passengers
- Hyundai is recalling more than 15,000 Venue cars of the 2020 to 2022 models
- Seat belt inflator pre-tensioner could ‘fracture’ in an accident, government
- That could lead metal fragments to blast into the car’s occupants
More than 15,000 Hyundai Venue cars have been recalled over a serious technical fault.
In a statement, the Federal government’s Department of Transport said the car’s 2020 to 2022 model had a fault in the seat belt pre-tensioner inflator – a component that automatically tightens seat belts in an accident.
‘Due to a manufacturing issue, the seat belt pre-tensioner inflator may fracture when deployed in the event of an accident,’ the department said.
The recall was issued for some 15,080 cars of the Hyundai Venue model (above)
The cars have an issue with its seat-belt ‘pre-tensioner’ – a component which tightens the seat belt automatically in an accident
‘If the seat belt pre-tensioner inflator fractures, metal fragments may be propelled at high speed towards the vehicle occupants and could cause serious injury.’
Owners of the car have been told to contact Hyundai to have the component inspected and fixed, free of charge.
Hyundai’s Customer Experience Team is available on 1800 186 306.