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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
133,895 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace air bag (1 reports)
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 012012

Santa Fe GLS 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles


Air bag light has been on for several years now. The dealer told me it was the air bag control module. Replacement would cost $450! This looks like a common problem with this vehicle and a recall should be issued.

- , Crestwood, KY, USA

problem #2

Mar 102014

Santa Fe

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,686 miles

Airbag light has been on for over a year now....received one estimate to "fix" it by replacing airbag for $1,000 from Hyundai, Concord, CA dealership. I believe this should be part of the recall - several other years had defects on the Santa Fe airbag...they need to ADD 2004!!!

- , Walnut Creek, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 192014

Santa Fe LX 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles

I have a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe that I love. My wife drives it with the air bag light just a shining. Now what if she wrecks? Can I sue Hyundai? I see many others with the same issue. So where is the fix Hyundai motors? I know it is in the drivers seat that is the issue. No I will not buy a used seat. It will have the same issue sooner or later. I want this fixed by Hyundai. The light did go on and off for a long time until it just wanted to shine.

- , Sevierville, TN, USA

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