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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 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 #3

Dec 182000

Sonata

  • miles

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

Although air conditioner compressor was paid for at 900.+ dollars the belts and wheels still lock-up. When taken back to have checked the problem can never be produced. As for clock spring the owners manual says that the airbag system should be checked every 10 years abd this system has failed in 2 years. Service manager told me airbags will not deploy now. I am told if I pay for the repairs to the airbag first I will be reimbursed, but why must I pay for a safety item that is beyond my control and that is a major item of safety.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #2

Jan 261999

Sonata

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
False deployment of both the driver and passenger air bag resulted in the driver to feeling sick and dizzy from the substance which came out of the air bag.

- Newark, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 261999

Sonata

  • miles
False deployment of air bag causing driver to panic.

- Newark, NJ, USA

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