Hyundai Motor America – Rear Seat Belts May Not Operate/FMVSS 208 & 209

Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2024 Kona vehicles. The seat belt assemblies in the right and left rear seats may not function properly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard numbers 208, “Occupation Crash Protection” and 209, “Seat Belt Assemblies.”

Affected models:

Report Received Date 20230922
NHTSA ID 23V650000
Consequence Summary A seat belt that does not function properly may not adequately restrain an occupant in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Corrective Action Dealers will inspect and replace the seat belt retractor as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed November 21, 2023. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 250.
Recall Code 250
Potentially Affected 2354
Fire Risk When Parked No
Do Not Drive No
Recall Link Go to Recall (

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