2011-12 Hyundai Sonata Hybrids Recalled

Certain models of Hyundai Sonata Hybrids are being recalled over possible seat belt safety issues, according to the Consumer Reports website.

The 2011 and 2012 Hyundi Sonata vehicles manufactured since December of 2010 were equipped with rear center seat belt systems that unfortunately do not comply with the requirements of the federal safety standards, according to the official press release.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has revealed that these vehicles should be recalled immediately due to the possibility parents can install child booster seats that could become detached because of the faulty seat belt system, which could lead to a possibly serious injury in the case of an accident.

As a Seattle injury lawyer I urge you to follow the agency’s instructions. Because the shoulder and lap portions of these vehicles’ rear seat belts could become unlocked unexpectedly, I encourage you to refrain from having any passenger in the back seat of your car until the this problem has been fixed at an authorized dealership near you.

Never delay in responding to a recall alert, it could save your life and the lives of your loved ones.

Starcraft Recalls Buses Due to Faulty Seat Latch

In a press release, Starcraft Bus, in accordance with the guidelines of and in cooperatin with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), announced the voluntary safety recall of the school bus models Prodigy and Quest, manufactured in 2010 and 2011 from April 12, 2011 through June 6, 2011. The recall was initiated after the company discovered that the self-latching mechanism used to retain the seat cushion to the frame may not consistently engage. This defect may result in injury to occupants in the event of a crash. This recall campaign was launched during December of 2011. The company notified affected owners and replaced the self-latching mechanism free of charge.

As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I think it’s important to closely watch the news from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in order to relay important safety news to a wider audience and, hopefully, help in preventing avoidable injuries. If you have suffered an injury in an accident that you believe resulted from a defective auto part, speak with a personal injury lawyer in your area to discuss your legal rights and the options that may be available to you.