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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,678 miles

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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #2

May 102010

Santa Fe

  • 25,256 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated the passenger's side frontal air bag was not activated. The dealer advised the air bags were idle and would not activate without a passenger of at least 120 pounds occupying the seat. The manufacturer confirmed the dealer's statement and would not provide any further assistance. The failure and current mileages were 25,256.

- Yorkville, IL, USA

problem #1

Nov 012008

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe. The air bag sensor does not detect an adult occupant in the front passenger seat. The vehicle was taken to the dealer multiple times, and a technician replaced and re-calibrated the seat module. None of the repairs have remedied the failure. The vehicle identification number was unavailable. The failure mileage was 100 and the current mileage was 9100. Updated 11/17/09 the consumer stated it would detect heavier adults. Updated 11/1/8/09

- Papillion , NE, USA

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