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Federal regulators are investigating whether to recall about 313,000 2013 Hyundai Sonatas after receiving allegations that the front passenger seat belt broke loose in a crash.

The investigation was prompted by complaints by two owners.

In each case the owner claimed that the front passenger belt broke away from its anchoring point on the floor, the investigators wrote in a report on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

There was one injury, the seriousness of which was not detailed.

“Another vehicle ran the red light and hit us at approximately 45 miles per hour,” an owner from Buena Park, California wrote about a crash in August.

“The passenger seat belt failed at the point where the lap restraint attaches to the car running board. The passenger that was wearing the failed seat belt during the accident was 110 pounds while the driver was 270 pounds. The driver’s seat belt functioned as intended.”


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