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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 2
Average Mileage:
68,084 miles

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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #48

Mar 112016

Santa Fe

  • 125,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I purchased this vehicle from used dealer in March 4,2016 despite not wanting to but had little choice after dealer sold the car I put money down on that day for cash while I wad retrieving the last document she sent ne home for when, I returbedvmy car was gone and the car in stuck in now is this Hyundai with a very shaky front end that rattles and literally skips off the road into the shoulder if in not very careful, my mechanic days its the strut on driver side, additionally the air bag light stays onbat all times and I just failed a safety inspection foe this vehicle and can not be allowed to drive fir lyft or number until its repaired I already had to fix brake lights tires battery and other safety issues on this car in addition to 1400 in air conditioning system estimates to, learn it was merely a electrical connection to the compressor as it appears to be the case fir dozens of others with no cold air on this car model see axil adaddicrepair comments on 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe ac blowing hot air. So im very upset Hyundai will not even look to see why my air bag light is on despite a known, issue with air bags and it being recalled. My VIN number doesn't show a recall open however I feel as long as I am driving it and the issues remains unresolved. I am at serious risk if the air bag is defective or the fact it remains on all the tine and when there's a passenger in the front seat the passenger bag off light appears.

- Sonora, CA, USA

problem #47

Jan 042015

Santa Fe

  • miles
The airbag light is constantly on. We took it to the Hyundai service dealer and they told us that it is a sensor that is in the seat belt of the passenger seat. It is located on the buckle and that this part is about $500. I've heard that this is a common issue for this car. I'm very concerned because the mechanic told me that at this point the airbag won't deploy in case of an accident.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #46

Dec 042015

Santa Fe

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. While driving various speeds, the air bag warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the occupant classification system failed and the front passenger seat needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Front Royal, VA, USA

problem #45

Apr 012016

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 135,000....updated 09/12/16 updated 09/20/16.

- Perry, GA, USA

problem #44

Nov 032015

Santa Fe

  • 75,000 miles
The passenger air bag light remains constantly when the engine is started until it is turned off. The cruise control doesn't turn on at all and the fuse is good.

- Waianae, HI, USA

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problem #43

Dec 182015

Santa Fe

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the air bag warning light remained illuminated as a failure progressed with the driver side seat belt. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the seat belt buckle needed to be replaced. The contact was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 05V527000 (air bags) and NHTSA campaign number: 05V450000 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #42

Jan 122016

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while driving at 20 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000. Updated 02/26/16 updated 03/14/16.

- Salida, CO, USA

problem #41

Oct 282014

Santa Fe

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that after the vehicle was started, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #40

Oct 132011

Santa Fe

  • miles
My airbag light is on. I was informed it was due to the passenger seatbelt. Something to do with the tension and the computer.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #39

May 132015

Santa Fe

  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. While the contact was seated in the vehicle, the air bags deployed without warning. As a result, the contact sustained shoulder injuries. It was unknown if the contact required medical attention. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 102,000.

- Brooklyn , NY, USA

problem #38

Mar 112015

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 174,354 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Unable to depress brake pedal. This is the third time in twelve months that this has happened. Last May 2014 I was in grand rapids Michigan going about 45 and the same thing happened I kept moving over to a clear lane on my left trying to depress the brake and had to turn into the median and do a U- turn, the car rolled to a stop. I got out and checked under the pedal and there were no obstructions. I checked the brake fluid reservoir at the master cylinder and it was full. I got back in the car and tested the brakes and found them to work. I called my Hyundai dealer and had them look the car over and they had no explanation. Yesterday I was in stop and go traffic approaching a line of traffic and the same thing happened, I did not think to use the emergency hand brake but the good news no damage...updated 03-16-15 also, the front spring was replaced and the air bag light has since illuminated.

- Holland, MI, USA

problem #37

Sep 152014

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,200 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 05V450000 (air bags) however, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bag module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 57,200. Updated 5/4/15

- Serviervilla, TN, USA

problem #36

Feb 022015

Santa Fe

  • 97,235 miles
Air bag sign pops up on dash board.

- Bensalem, PA, USA

problem #35

Apr 022014

Santa Fe

  • 104,266 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the air bag light remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 104,266.

- Ft Lauderdale , FL, USA

problem #34

Sep 012014

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 195,000 miles
Air bag light has come on for the driver side. Mechanic is telling me it is a bad sensor in the seat belt harness. Cost to repair is $520.

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #33

Jul 022014

Santa Fe

  • 88,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while operating the vehicle, the passenger side air bag sensor light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the front passenger side seat belt sensor was faulty. The seat belt sensor was reset, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 88,000.

- Woodridge, IL, USA

problem #32

Jan 302014

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 84,100 miles
Air bag light came on dash. Dealer diagnosed it as a short in passenger front seat assembly said need to replace right side front seat assembly $1545.95.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #31

Jun 202014

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
Air bag for front passenger seat is on. Certain models were only recalled, but my light is on because of the recall. Since my VIN number is not listed for that recall, the dealership will not correct without over $450 service charge.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #30

Oct 282014

Santa Fe

  • 79,500 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the air bag warning light continuously illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the sensor in the front passenger side seat belt needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 79,500.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #29

Nov 152013

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Air bag/OCS light continuously displays on control panel.VIN number for this model does not appear under 2005 NHTSA airbag recall number 05V450000.

- Lake In The Hills, IL, USA

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