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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,110 miles

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2001 Hyundai Sonata seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Jan 032003

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,396 miles


While traveling about 5mph another vehicle traveling 30 mph hit her, and the dual airbags didn't deploy. Dealer is aware of the problem. Ph dealership stated airbags did not deploy because consumer was only traveling at 5 mph. Driver sustained minor injuries and the vehicle was considered totaled.

- Witcha, KS, USA

problem #3

May 132002


  • miles
Had reported the air bag light being on to my dealer. They "adjusted wires" to make the light go off. The entire damage was to the front of the vehicle. Upon phone call to dealer, I was told this was a "ongoing" problem with Sonata's.

- Peckville, PA, USA

problem #2

Apr 152002

(reported on)


  • miles
Air bag warning light will come on intermittently and staying on for a while. Contacted dealer.

- Prior Lake, MN, USA

problem #1

Sep 202001


  • miles
Dealership states brakes are normal. They said all Hyundai car brakes makes noise; worked on air bag light - stated it was on due to someone giving a jump in my car, light came back on 3 days later; changed a switch which was causing no acceralation, car still not getting the acceration it should. Now I'm getting some humming noise from the dashboard somewhere. I have had this car 8 month. It is a lemon and jacobs twin continues to put a band-aid on a patient bleeding to death.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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