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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,710 miles

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2004 Hyundai Sonata seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012006

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,420 miles


I was going about 35 miles per hour and rear ended a another vehicle and my drivers air bag did not deploy. I was not hurt, but my daughter in the back seat was.

- Blytheville, AR, USA

problem #1

Apr 152006

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 35 mph, the vehicle was involved in a crash and the air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was struck broad sided on the passenger side between both doors. Both passengers of the vehicle were wearing seat belts and received only minor injuries. The vehicle was able to be driven away from the scene. The police were at the scene of the accident and provided a written report; however, the vehicle has not been inspected by the insurance company. Updated 5/2/2006-

- Rowlett, TX, USA

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