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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,618 miles

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2005 Hyundai Sonata seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 212010


  • 135,237 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 65 mph a child occupant was seated in the rear of the vehicle when the seat belt wrapped around his neck several times. The seat belt had to be cut from around his neck. He was sustained lacerations on his neck and was taken to the doctor. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was contacted. The failure mileage was 135,237.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #1

May 212008


  • miles
The 2005 Hyundai Sonata gls has several problems that should be under warranty and recalled, close to the 2006 recalls. We own a company and have purchased over 12 to 14 Hyundai. We have found that the Sonata gls 2005 has problems with the airbag deployment, seatbelt restraint, the front tires are closer to the back & not centered on the wheel well (has been this way since purchased, but they do not correct.), have electrical problems & that unibody type frame & so on. In an accident where a truck left the tail gate down & a ladder hit the windshield, the car was then parked, turned off, the keys taking out of the ignition & then began looking for the cell phone then proceeded to open the door to get out infer all that the driver's side airbag deployed which also caused the front driver's seat belt to lock up & can not be pulled out to wear. Hyundai states that this is not warranted even though it was deployed after the accident occured. Hyundai had a great warranty 10 years ago. They do not stand up to their warranty as before & I have found that some of the warranty has changed. I have switched to Toyota. Hyundai has done nothing so far to correct.

- Dickinson, TX, USA

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