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2016-2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has belt buckle issue

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The 2016-2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has been hit with a recall to fix the driver seat belt buckle. A total of 9,952 units are affected in Canada.

The wiring to the switch that monitors whether the seat belt is buckled or unbuckled could become damaged by the seat's height adjuster mechanism. This could result in no audible signal (chime) or indicator light if the buckle is not fastened, or the chime and indicator light staying on when the seat belt is buckled. 

Consequently, Hyundai dealers will inspect, and if necessary, reroute the harness to its proper location. Any harnesses with damage to the circuitry will be replaced at no cost to Santa Fe Sport owners.