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7.2

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,910 miles

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #12

Nov 012012

Santa Fe

  • miles

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

2007 Hyundai Santa Fe. Consumer writes in regards of airbag recall. The consumer stated the air bag light illuminated. The dealer stated they rectified the recall issue, but they mentioned that although they reset the air bag light/sensor, the problem identified for the front sensor short, to the battery, was tracked to the under hood junction box, which was different than what the recall was for.

- Rancho Cordova, CA, USA

problem #11

Jul 222010

Santa Fe

  • 82,670 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the air bag light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the air bag sensor box needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired when the complaint was filed. The contact called the manufacturer and was offered no assistance. The current mileage was 82,689. The failure mileage was approximately 82,670.

- Cabazon, CA, USA

problem #10

Feb 282008

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe. The air bag light was illuminated when the vehicle was purchased. The vehicle has been to the dealer four times for servicing, but they could not repair the failure. The current mileage was 6,169 and failure mileage was 15. Updated 4/11/08 updated 04/11/08

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #9

Feb 072007

Santa Fe

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles

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

When I sit in the passenger seat, the airbag light indicates "off". I weigh 130 lbs and I have read the owners manual on this topic. It does not matter how I am positioned in the seat, this function does not work correctly. I have visited my service department and called Hyundai Consumer Affairs. They state that the unit is working as designed, but cannot describe how it is designed to work, ie, what weight limit sets the airbag to "on" position. As a normal sized adult, I feel that my airbag should be operational. I do not feel safe in this vehicle. Please advise hma to repair this problem.

- Lewisville, TX, USA

problem #8

Jan 222008

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I am a 120# 5'6" female 30 years old. When sitting in the passenger front seat of my Hyundai Santa Fe 2007 model, if I move to even shift weight right or left, the airbag light goes on and off. I do not move forward or back, my seat back is in the upright position. Hyundai says that this is due to federal guidelines and that there is nothing they can do. It is because I am between 110 and 120#. is this true?

- Fulton, KY, USA

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problem #7

Oct 082007

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer because the air bag light was illuminated on the instrument panel. The dealer ordered a fuse box, but that did not correct the failure. They ordered the same part again, but the light remains illuminated. He filed a complaint with Hyundai Consumer Affairs. The air bag has not yet deployed unexpectedly. The powertrain was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 6,000. Updated 11/14/07

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #6

Oct 262007

Santa Fe

  • miles

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

I bought a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe limited 3 weeks ago. We have noticed that repeatedly and unpredictably that the passenger side air bag sensor illuminates, indicating that the air bag has turned off, while my wife is riding in the front seat. She is average size for an adult female, and there is absolutely no reason that this should occur. I find this to be completely unacceptable and very, very dangerous. This vehicle needs to be recalled and this feature absolutely has to be corrected. 12,000 of the 2005 Santa Fe's were recalled and a class action suit was filed for an airbag sensor problem and the 2007 version of this vehicle should be recalled immediately.!! this is extremely dangerous!!! unnecessary death(s) are imminent if this is not corrected.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #5

Sep 162007

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Major safety issue. The passenger side air bag light comes on and goes off all while riding down the road with a passenger over 80 lbs riding in the seat. On an average trip of 30 mins the light will sometimes come on and stay on or will come and go indicating that the airbag will not deploy in the case of an accident. We also have a 2007 accent that is doing the same thing just not as often. The dealership has provided me with a loaner car for four weeks now because they have told me they don't know how to fix the problem. My loaner has the same problem as well. After researching the problem on the internet I have found that there are several cases of this happening out there and Hyundai doesn't seem to be fixing the problem. They told me that when that light is on that the air bag will not in fact deploy. This problem happens everytime we get in the car to go somewhere so there are too many failures to list. I feel it to be very unsafe to place anyone in the front seat due to the possibility of serious injuries or death in the case of an accident.

- Mount Ulla, NC, USA

problem #4

Apr 292007

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe. He stated that the air bag warning indicator light illuminated three times. The dealer cleared the codes for the air bag and replaced the passenger side front seat twice. The air bag module was also replaced. The failure mileage was 6,000 and the current mileage was 7,750.

- Reynoldburg , OH, USA

problem #3

Oct 302006

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30 miles
I own a 2007 Hyundai sonata. The problem is the passenger air bag does not always enable when my usual 115 pound passenger sits on the passenger seat. There is no problem when a heavier person sits on the seat, but when my usual passenger (who is my 75 year old wife) sits on the seat the air bag seat sensors do not always activate. The service department at a Hyundai dealership referred me to the manual which describes the proper seating position. When my passenger sits in exactly in that manner, about 60% of the time the seat sensor activates the passenger air bag. Apparently the sensors are set to trigger at or near 115 pounds. And what clothing she wears determines if she is protected by the air bag or not. I also own a 2005 Hyundai tucson, a compact SUV. There is absolutely no problem activating the passenger air bag when my passenger sits on that seat. I believe there is a safety problem because a mature adult does not activate a passenger air bag. I am sure others have the same problem. Hyundai should provide a method for changing the trigger weight of their sensors.

- Sun City West, AZ, USA

problem #2

Nov 262006

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles
Front passenger occupant classification sensor is not classifying my wife correctly and disabling the front passenger airbag when she sits in the seat. Contacted my local Hyundai dealer and they said this is the way it works and there is nothing they can do. (they did contact someone at Hyundai who told them this)

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 202006

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When my wife sits in the passenger seat of our 2007 Hyundai sonata, sometimes the light on the dash is lit, indicating the car does not sense a passenger is sitting there. In the event of a crash, the airbag would not deploy. The dealer replaced the jell pack under the seat but the problem is continuing. My wife is 5"7" and weighs 126 lbs. The dealer said to be careful about posture. We drove the car to Pennsylvania and back without a problem.

- Arlington, VA, USA

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