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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
13 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
18 / 1
Average Mileage:
69,068 miles

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2006 Hyundai Sonata seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments (Page 15 of 16)

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problem #26

May 052006

Sonata

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. When the contact started the ignition, the front passenger side air bag warning indicator illuminated intermittently on the instrument panel. The air bag system would not properly recognize a small statured occupant in the passenger seat. The authorized dealer discovered a recall defect that was included in NHTSA campaign id number 08V161000 (air bags). The technician was unable to duplicate the failure and refused to repair the vehicle. The contact was concerned of the safety risk involved. The vehicle has not been repaired. The current mileage was 31,000 and the failure mileage was unknown. Updated 12-15-08 updated 12/17/08.

- Los Alamos, NM, USA

problem #25

Nov 072008

Sonata

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 08V161000 (air bags) and immediately called the dealer. The technician stated that the occupant who was seated in the passenger seat at the time the air bag indicator illuminated needed to be present. The contact stated that it would be extremely inconvenient to take her child out of school just to be present at the dealer for inspection. The manufacturer did not assist. The failure and current mileages were 50,000.

- Saint Paul, MN, USA

problem #24

Nov 042008

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 33,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The vehicle was taken to the dealer regarding NHTSA campaign id number 08V161000 (air bags). The contact informed the dealer that the failure occurred intermittently, but they did not inspect the seat. The dealer informed him to bring the passenger so the failure could be verified. The manufacturer agreed with the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 33,000. Updated 11-25-08 updated 11/26/08.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #23

Nov 032008

Sonata 6-cyl

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact received a recall notice regarding the air bag. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the air bag was working properly. The contact referenced the 120 lbs. Weight requirement in the seat. The current mileage was 59,400 updated 11-19-08 the consumer stated when her mother-in-law sat in the seat it did not register that an adult was sitting in the seat. Updated 11/19/08.

- Sothington, CT, USA

problem #22

May 302008

Sonata

  • 70,500 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the air bag indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The dealer informed her to wait until she received a recall notice for the air bags because there was no recall at the time. Once the contact received the notice, she took the vehicle to the dealer for the repair; however, the defect was not related to the recall. In addition, the warranty on the vehicle was already expired. The contact stated that the failure was a huge safety hazard. The failure and current mileages were 70,500.

- Shoemakersville, PA, USA

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problem #21

Oct 172007

Sonata

  • miles
The passenger airbag actuation sensors do not work correctly on our 2006 Hyundai Sonata. My wife can ride on the passenger side and sometimes the dash light shows that the passenger airbag is off and sometimes it shows that it is working. The mechanics claim that my wife does not weigh enough, but she assures them that she is plenty heavy!

- Lubbock, TX, USA

problem #20

Nov 012007

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign id number 08V161000 (air bags) applied to his vehicle. While driving at an unknown speed, with a 120 lbs. Passenger in the vehicle, the air bag sensor failed to recognize the passenger. The dealer could not duplicate the failure and would not make any repairs. The failure and current mileages were less than 23,000. Updated 11/7/08 updated 11/13/08.

- Wiliston, FL, USA

problem #19

Sep 232008

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact received a recall notice from Hyundai regarding the air bags. The dealer stated that in order to repair the vehicle, they would need the person who was seated in the passenger seat to be present. The dealer would be able to observe if the air bag indicator illuminated and determine what repairs need to be made. The NHTSA campaign id number was unknown. The failure and current mileages were 30,000. Updated 11/07/08 when a certain sized adult sits upright in the passenger seat, the air bag light does not register that anyone is sitting in the passenger seat. Updated 11/07/08.

- Bensalam, PA, USA

problem #18

Jun 072006

Sonata

  • 19,000 miles
The "airbag off" light in our 2006 Hyundai Sonata randomly illuminates indicating that the airbag is not functioning, even when a large adult is in the passenger sit, sitting upright with no seat covers. This occurs intermittently and is not reproducible at will. Hyundai motor Corp and dennis Hyundai of dublin, oh have both refused to fix the problem since it is not reproducible at will.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #17

Jun 182008

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 23,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact received a recall notice regarding the air bags and took the vehicle to the dealer to be repaired. Once at the dealer, she was informed that unless the air bag light illuminates while the passenger is seated, they would repair the vehicle. There had been no failure to date. The current mileage was 23,000. Updated 10/14/08 updated 10/16/08.

- Stoughton, MA, USA

problem #16

Sep 142006

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 3,915 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that whenever his 140 lb. Wife rides in the front passenger seat, the air bag light illuminates, which indicates the air bag if off. The vehicle has been taken to the dealer approximately eight times for this issue, but there has been no resolution. An air bag recall was issued and the contact returned to the dealer. The issue still has not been resolved. The current mileage was 24,950 and failure mileage was 3,915. Updated 10-08-08 updated 10/09/08.

- Cherry Valley, MA, USA

problem #15

Sep 152008

Sonata

  • miles
Since I have had the car I have complained that when my 25 year old daughter sits in the front seat the air bag is not activated. She weights approx. 125lbs. They told me that they will not fix the seat cushion because she does not weigh enough. That's crazy she has no problem in any other car. I thought that's why they sent out this recall " when a small structure adult sits in the front seat the OCS does not properly activate". healy brothers Hyundai said that if the tech sits in the seat and the light goes off they will not fix the problem but that's not what the recall is about. It's about a small adult. I feel very uncomfortably when she is in the car and the air bag is not working. Is there any way I can have the OCS reprogrammed as the recall suggests.

- Lagrangeville, NY, USA

problem #14

Aug 272008

Sonata

  • 26,132 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. While attempting to have the vehicle repaired according to NHTSA campaign id number 08V161000 (air bags), the dealer could not repair it because the passenger side air bag light was working properly at the time. The failure occurs intermittently. The current and failure mileages were 26,132.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #13

Dec 152007

Sonata

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the air bag light illuminates whether or not someone was seated in the front passenger seat. The dashboard that contained the air bag was cracked all around. The entire dashboard was replaced, but the passenger side air bag light still illuminates. In addition, the driver's side seat would not move up when adjusted and the driver's side window would not go down. They were both replaced under warranty. The contact is extremely dissatisfied that she purchased a brand new vehicle and has experienced major failures. The current mileage was 13,000 and the failure mileage was unavailable.

- Lehigh Acres, FL, USA

problem #12

Jul 272008

Sonata

  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact noticed that the air bag warning light would sporadically illuminate on the instrument control panel, which indicated that the passenger side front air bag was inoperative. He took the vehicle to the dealer to have it repaired according to NHTSA campaign id number 08V161000 (air bags). The dealer was unable to verify that the failure exists and could not provide the following remedy that was referenced in the recall: Dealers will remove the right front seat cushion assembly and ship it to an evaluation and repair facility. This facility will evaluate and repair or reprogram the seat cushion and OCS as necessary. The manufacturer referred him back to the dealer. The failure and current mileages were 24,000.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #11

Sep 012007

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag light does not illuminate for passengers who are less than 150 lbs. The failure was noticed while driving 20 mph. He took the vehicle to the dealer and, after a small diagnosis, was informed that there was nothing wrong with any of the air bag sensors on his vehicle. He received a recall notice on the air bag lights for the failure he is experiencing. The contact called the dealer once again and was informed that his vehicle did not need to be repaired. The failure mileage was 10,000 and current mileage was 45,000. Updated 09/16/08 updated 09/18/08.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #10

Feb 232008

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that when his wife, who weighs 120 lbs., occupies the front passenger seat, the air bag indicator displays that the air bag is off. As a result, the passenger side front air bag may not inflate in the event of a crash and the occupant in the passenger seat could be injured. The contact called the dealer and manufacturer on numerous occasions and was informed that his VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 08V161000 (air bags). Hyundai would not assume responsibility for the repair costs. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 6,000 and current mileage was 6,500. Updated 09/15/08 updated 09/18/08.

- Woodhaven, NY, USA

problem #9

Jul 202006

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. Sporadically, the air bag disconnected light illuminates for the passenger seat. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but they could not duplicate the failure. The contact has attempted to have this failure corrected ever since the vehicle was purchased. There are currently six safety recalls for this year, make, and model vehicle: NHTSA campaign id number's 08V161000 (airbags), 08E021000 (headlights), 06V23400 (equipment label), 06V180000 (headlights), 05V377000 (front seat recliner), and 05V316000 (suspension). The contact stated that he has never received a safety recall notice and, when he called the dealer and manufacturer, he was informed that they did not have any recall information and could not repair the vehicle. The current and failure mileages were 30,000. Updated 07/29/08 updated 08/01/08

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #8

Apr 072008

Sonata

  • 18,221 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that when the passenger seat is unoccupied, the air bag light illuminates and constantly flashes. The driver's side air bag light remains illuminated also. She was informed by the dealer that something in the passenger side door was causing the air bag lights to flash. The contact was also informed of NHTSA campaign id number 08V161000 (air bags); however, the dealer stated that they would inform her when they receive more information about the recall. It has been two weeks and the dealer still does not have the recall information. The current mileage was 18,250 and failure mileage was 18,221.

- Fort Meyers, FL, USA

problem #7

Apr 092007

Sonata

  • 15,000 miles
Passenger air bag front seat after getting hit by another car the air bag did not deploy.

- Brampton Ontario Canada, 00, USA

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