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Crashes / Fires:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,348 miles

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2007 Hyundai Sonata seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments (Page 1 of 8)

problem #150

Jul 012016


  • 100,000 miles


I have an airbag light that has been on and the dealer ran the code which came back B1448 which is the passenger seat sensor. They recalled substantially all 2006-2008 Sonatas for this well documented problem, but said mine is excluded despite it being exactly in the middle of the problem years. I have an airbag system that wont deploy due to a very well documented problem by Hyundai and they wont fix it.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #149

May 012016


  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. While operating the vehicle with the front passenger seat occupied, the front passenger air bag sensor light illuminated, which indicated that the air bag system was turned off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bag sensor was faulty. The sensor was replaced, but the failure recurred. The contact also indicated that the seat belts randomly activated while operating the vehicle. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 36,000.

- Brooksville, FL, USA

problem #148

May 092016


  • 188,000 miles
Airbag light on driver's side dash illuminated. Took to mechanic; code read that it was the occupant sensor in the passenger seat (known issue) and covered by Hyundai. Took car to Hyundai dealer to have seat removed, shipped to California, for repair. Dealer states that airbag light will not go off once seat is replaced; it also needs clock spring assembly replaced. This, too, is a known/frequent issue with this age/make/model, however it's not covered by Hyundai. Will cost $400 to replace. This is a safety issue and if it's occurring frequently enough to find numerous forums online with people complaining, it should be a covered/warrantied service performed by Hyundai. Should not have to shell out $400 for repairs. Very upsetting! :(

- Holmen, WI, USA

problem #147

Apr 222016


  • 93,300 miles


Takata recall: Airbag light coming on for no real reason and now deale/mechanicr is quoting a huge amount to replace the sensor. When I tried to search online, it looks like hundreds of Hyundai Sonata customers had a same issue. How could government allowed them to sell these cars when they are not recalling their defective parts ?

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #146

Nov 122015


  • miles
Air bag light is on and will not go off. In addition to that, passenger air bag light constantly blinks on/off, even when nobody is sitting in the seat. Vehicle has not been in a accident.

- Chapel Hill, NC, USA

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problem #145

Nov 202015


  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. For months, the air bag warning light remained illuminated. The dealer was notified of the failure and indicated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 08V161000 (air bags). The vehicle was to be inspected and diagnosed by a dealer to determine the cause of the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Marksville, LA, USA

problem #144

Jan 182016

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer; however, the failure was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 52,000. Updated 04/06/16 the consumer stated two dealer informed him, he would have to pay a fee of $125 to just to read the failure code. When the consumer purchased a battery from a mechanic, he took out a reader and read the code. Unfortunately, it was not one of the two codes, the dealer had given him. The mechanic informed the consumer the air bags would not function as long as the light remained on. Updated 05/17/16.

- Magnolia, TX, USA

problem #143

Jan 092013


  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. After the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 08V161000 (air bags), the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the driver's seat buckle needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 160,000.

- Sparta, GA, USA

problem #142

Oct 302015


  • 85,122 miles
The car was involved in an accident in city streets of hialeah Florida on a 4 way stop(my son was driving) and was declared total loss by insurance company none of the airbags deployed. He hit mid drivers side of a a flat bed truck and front of my car was crushed. Thank god my son is ok. With the amount of damage on the car one of the airbags should have deployed. I have reported this incident to Hyundai and have not received any comment from them yet

- Miami Lakes, FL, USA

problem #141

Dec 312008


  • miles
Air bag sign is still on after the recall service. In fact, I do not remember getting it fixed, but the dealership claims that the issue had been addressed. They would not fix the issue with free of charge. I am scared to drive with my friends and family on the passenger seat.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #140

Nov 152015


  • 99,400 miles


After starting the ignition, the red "air bag" light near odometer stays lit. Orange "passenger air bag off" light stays lit even when someone is sitting in the passenger seat. These lights remain on regardless of whether the car is stationary or in motion. I had this problem once before a few years ago. The dealer removed the passenger seat and sent it off to be fixed. The issue also happens periodically if something gets stuck under the passenger seat. The wires and connectors under the passenger seat are exposed. However, this time there is nothing stuck under the seat and the air bag lights remain on.

- Washington Grove, MD, USA

problem #139

Aug 222012

Sonata 6-cyl

  • miles
2007 Hyundai Sonata. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle air bag problems. The consumer stated the vehicle was serviced for air bag issues, several times. The last time the air bag illuminated, the dealer stated a code came up as a problem with the computer.

- Sea Isle City, NJ, USA

problem #138

Jun 012012


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. While driving approximately 70 mph, the seat belt and air bag warning indicators illuminated and indicated that the passenger seat was occupied when it was not. The failure occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was driven to the dealer for diagnostic testing, but was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Fenton, MI, USA

problem #137

Sep 272015


  • 49,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 30 mph, the contact rear ended the preceding vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 49,500.

- Baltimore , MD, USA

problem #136

Sep 172008


  • miles
Both of my visors have never stayed up, they are always down in my line of vision this probably started 6 months after I had the car. I took it to the dealer they stated it was not covered. A few years back the drivers side air bag light came on and is still on. The passengers air bag comes on and goes off regularly. My back break lights have had to be replaces several times, something is wrong with them. Again the dealer wanted to charge me to replace them after my husband had just replaced them. There are so many parts that are falling apart. The gear shift has broken and the back handles on the outside of the car are broken. My brakes rotate and the whole care shakes when I press on the breaks on the freeway. Now my back end is making noises. I bought this car new, but will never buy another car from Hyundai again, this is the worst car I have ever had. From the beginning I have had problems and the dealer never wanted to fix anything unless I payed for it. I am not paying for things that I did not break..

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #135

Jul 022009


  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the occupant classification system became disabled when an adult was seated on the front passenger side seat. The front passenger air bag light illuminated. The contact mentioned that the air bag light illuminated, shutting off all air bags within the vehicle. The vehicle was service under NHTSA campaign number: 08V161000 (air bags). However, the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 72,000.

- Virgina Beach, VA, USA

problem #134

Jul 262015


  • 80,193 miles
While driving alone the passenger seat belt light keeps blinking and the air bag light in the drivers console came on and wont turn off

- Margate, FL, USA

problem #133

Jun 252015


  • 96,000 miles
I went to a local garage to have my vehicle inspected which passed with no problem. As I was driving my car out of the garage I noticed that the air bag light was on and notified the attendant who shrugged it off and said it will probably go off on it's own. Needless to say it has been over a week and the light is still on. From everything I have seen, this is an on-going problem with this make and model and it sounds like a very expensive fix to the problem. It is also a danger because the air bags will not deploy in a crash. I think that Hyundai should definately do a recall on this asap.

- Lowville, NY, USA

problem #132

Dec 072014


  • 60,100 miles
My passenger airbag is no longer active. A dashboard light has come on / stays on, saying airbag not working and the passenger seat belt causes the dashboard light to constantly blink, because the occupant matt sensor is not functioning /code B1448 sensor has deactivated for the airbag. This is a major safety issue and Hyundai hasnot recalled this. I called Hyundai to check and the repair is extremely expensive. Hyundai has has numerous similar problems with other models. I want consumer satisfaction. I have had them repair another recall. I take safety seriously. Please rsvp my email is contact # 941 799 7600 thank you paul chorne 7016 chickasaw bayou road bradenton fl 34203

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #131

Apr 132015


  • miles
My 07 Sonata had a recall for airbag issue which I took to local dealer to have corrected. The dealer had to ship the seat cushion out to add padding to fix airbag light staying on. After a couple of months the airbag light came back on and I took it back to the dealer and they said it must be an issue with the seat. I've been waiting 2 weeks for Hyundai to contact the dealer to see if the will cover the cost to replace the seat due to the airbag issue. My spouse drives this car with my kids and it's unsafe to have to be driving around like this while they take their sweet time.

- Holly Springs, NC, USA

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