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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Hyundai Sonata seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 282000

Sonata

  • miles

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

While driving down the road at about 15 mph, driver in front came to a complete stop. It was really foggy outside, and consumer pressed on the brakes, and hit the other vehicle's bumper, and airbags deployed. Consumer felt that airbags shouldn't have deployed. Dlr said an airbag specialist would look at it. But someone tampered with the car before specialist came.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #5

Jan 282000

Sonata

  • miles
While driving down the road at about 15 mph, driver in front came to a complete stop. It was really foggy outside, and consumer pressed on the brakes, and hit the other vehicle's bumper, and airbags deployed. Consumer felt that airbags shouldn't have deployed. Dlr said an airbag specialist would look at it. But someone tampered with the car before specialist came.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #4

Jul 301999

(reported on)

Sonata

  • miles
Consumer was involved in a 5 mph minor collision in which the driver's and passenger's air bags deployed, both driver and passenger sustained injuries.

- South Windsor, CT, USA

problem #3

Jul 301999

(reported on)

Sonata

  • miles

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

Consumer was involved in a 5 mph minor collision in which the driver's and passenger's air bags deployed, both driver and passenger sustained injuries.

- South Windsor, CT, USA

problem #2

Feb 201999

Sonata

  • miles
While driving 65 mph vehicle had no frontal impact and no accident, but driver's and passenger's airbags deployed inadvertedly, causing driver to lose control of vehicle and going into a ditch.

- Lake Hills, TX, USA

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problem #1

Feb 201999

Sonata

  • miles
While driving 65 mph vehicle had no frontal impact and no accident, but driver's and passenger's airbags deployed inadvertedly, causing driver to lose control of vehicle and going into a ditch.

- Lake Hills, TX, USA

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