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Hyundai seat belt pretensioners exploding recall

Hyundai seat belt pretensioners exploding recall NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V816000

October 31, 2022

What the Hyundai exploding seat belt pretensioner recall is about

In the event of a crash, the front driver-side and/or passenger-side seat belt pretensioners may explode upon deployment. The front seat belt pretensioner may deploy abnormally in the vehicles described below, causing the MGG (Micro Gas Generator) to detach from the assembly. This bulletin describes the procedure to install front seat belt pretensioner anti-separation protection caps.An exploding seat belt pretensioner can project metal fragments into the vehicle, strike vehicle occupants, and result in injury.

Potential Number of Units Affected 14,933

Vehicles affected by the Hyundai recall

2023 Genesis G80 Electric
2021-2022 Santa Fe Hybrid
2022-2023 Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid


Dealers will secure the seat belt pretensioners with a cap, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed December 14, 2022. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai’s number for this recall is 238/011G. This recall is an expansion of recall numbers 22V-354 and 22V-458.


Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.

Download Hyundai seat belt pretensioner recall TSB 22-01-088H

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