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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,000 miles

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2006 Hyundai Sonata seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #2

May 292008


  • 18,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact was involved in a side crash, in which the side air bags failed to deploy. The crash occurred while driving approximately 5 to 10 mph. A police report was filed. No maintenance or repair has been performed on the air bags. The failure mileage was 18,000.

- Bloomington, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 302006

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
My husband and I rented a 2006 Hyundai Sonata V6 from avis car rental in Kansas City, Missouri while on vacation. While returning to Kansas City on I-70, the car in the lane next to us blew a tire, lost control, spun in the road and hit the passenger side of our car with the front of their car, forcing us off the roadway and into the median of the interstate. I was sitting in the front passenger seat and the passenger door struck the side of my torso as it was caving in, injuring my right shoulder and neck. Although Hyundai advertises both side impact and side curtain airbags, neither airbag deployed in this high-speed side-impact crash, resulting in injury to my shoulder. We do not know the repair status of the rental car, but have been informed by avis that they have hired engineers to review the car and determine why the airbags did not deploy.

- Tampa, FL, USA

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