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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Hyundai Sonata seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #9

May 182009

Sonata

  • 120,000 miles

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

I was driving my 2001 Hyundai Sonata and had an accident. Front end damage estimated at $3500. Airbags did not deploy!! my husband and myself were both injured in the crash. I hit my chest on the steering wheel, hard. My husband hit his head on the rearview mirror and windshield and we both went for medical treatment. We both still have pain. My husband has had a headache since the crash. The car was towed and was totaled out from the damages. I have to now look for another vehicle. I am sure if the airbags went off, we wouldn't have been injured like we did. I do feel that we are entitled to something for our pain and suffering.

- Rockford, , IL, USA

problem #8

Jun 152004

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles
I heard a repetitive clicking sound and turned my radio off to listen. The noise didn't change when I slowed down and I resumed my normal speed of 60 mph. After a few seconds the car slowly & gradually began pulling to the left. I was unable to steer the vehicle at all and was moving into the shoulder and median between the highways. I tried to apply my brakes but the car was not responding. I had no steering or brakes and was heading towards oncoming traffic at 60 mph. I hit the end of a guard rail and the air bags did not deploy. These cars are not safe to drive! we also had a problem w/it hesitating when it tried to switch gears & the dealership was unable to fix. And the driver window would not stay in the track and shut properly.

- Okeana, OH, USA

problem #7

Oct 202003

(reported on)

Sonata

  • miles
Consumer's vehicle was involved in an accident. It ran into the back of another vehicle while traveling approximately 40 mph. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy.

- Country Club Hills, IL, USA

problem #6

Sep 292003

Sonata

  • 27,000 miles

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

While driving at 40 mph consumer's vehicle rear ended the vehicle in front. Seat belts were worn, but driver's side air bag did not deploy. Police arrived on the scene and cited the consumer. There were no injuries. There was a recall on the air bags one year prior to this collision that was supposed to have been taken care off. Dealer and manufacturer were notified.

- Country Club Hills, IL, USA

problem #5

Jul 202002

Sonata

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision at 50 mph. Upon impact neither air bag deployed. Driver suffered minor injuries, vehicle was totalled. Air bag recall was done in June of 2002.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

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problem #4

Jun 272002

Sonata

  • miles
Consumer was approaching a stop sign and another vehicle hit her. Upon impact, airbags didn't deploy. The dealership is aware of problem.

- Pine Bluff, AK, USA

problem #3

Jun 172002

Sonata

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision at 35-40 mph and neither air bag deployed. Dealer and manufacturer were not notified at this time. Consumer also stated that he was stopping the vehicle when it stalled then suddenly it sped forward, even as consumer applied the brakes. Even after pulling the emergency brake, the vehicle continued on hi rev. There was one injury.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #2

Apr 152002

(reported on)

Sonata

  • miles
While driving 30-35 mph an dwithout warning wa sinvolved in a head on collision which resulted in seven thousand dollar damage. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy, and driver sustained minor injuries.

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 032001

Sonata

  • miles
While driving about 35 mph was struck another vehicle that was involved in another accident head-on first. Upon impact, none air bags deployed.

- Greensboro, MD, USA

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