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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,500 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.

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2006 Hyundai Sonata accessories - interior problems

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2006 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012006

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles


Passenger airbag off indicator works normally except under the following conditions concerning the front passenger seat: 1. passenger seat is occupied - indicator is off. 2. passenger temporarily leaves seat - indicator is on. 3. passenger returns to seat - indicator remains on. 4. indicator remains on until the ignition switch is turned off and then on. Obviously, the passenger is in mortal danger if the passenger airbag off condition escapes notice under these conditions. I asked service personnel about this and the answer was, " oh, that's normal." It may be "normal" but it is dangerous design or an error.

- St. Paul, MN, USA

problem #1

Oct 122006

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving various speeds, the front passenger side airbag light intermittently illuminated indicating the passenger side airbag was inoperative. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who duplicated the problem, but was unable to determine the exact cause of the air bag light illumination. The problem persisted, and the manufacturer was alerted. The drivers side door didn't lock automatically. Updated 11/21/06.

- West Mifflin, PA, USA

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