The well-known auto manufacturer has recalled nearly 978,000 Sonatas due to a potential seat belt hazard. The recall involves the 2011-2014 Sonata mid-size sedan and the 2011-2015 Sonata Hybrid. Hyundai says that a seat belt fastener for a seat belt anchor may not have been fully latched during assembly. If this is the case, the seat belts can detach. As of today, the company is aware of one minor injury that has occurred due to the defective seat belts.
How to know if your vehicle has been recalled
If your Hyundai Sonata falls between the affected model years, be on the lookout for notification of the recall. Hyundai will be notifying affected owners beginning April 7, 2017. You can also visit Hyundai’s website here and see if your vehicle is under recall.
Recovering compensation after an injury from a defective product
It is a manufacturer’s responsibility to make sure their products are safe for consumers. If someone is injured due to a defective product, a product liability claim may exist. A claim may be pursued to pay for damages caused by the defective product such as medical bills, missed time from work and pain and suffering.
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured by a defective product, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney to review your rights. Call 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh at Berger and Green today.