WASHINGTON — Hyundai Motor America is recalling 128,804 2015 Hyundai Sonata midsize sedans to fix a problem with the front passenger seatbelt buckle, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"The affected vehicles have a front passenger seatbelt whose buckle-latch assembly may prevent the front passenger from fastening the seatbelt," said NHTSA in its recall summary. "If the front passenger seatbelt cannot be latched, an occupant sitting in the front passenger seat has an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash."
Hyundai told federal safety regulators there are no reports of injuries. The recall is based on warranty claims for seatbelt buckle replacements.
The affected Sonatas were built from April 25, 2014 to December 4, 2014.
Edmunds says: Owners should wait for their official recall notice before scheduling a service appointment. But if you have an immediate concern, it's best to contact your dealer now.