really awful
Crashes / Fires:
10 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,356 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 #158

Dec 132016


  • 92,000 miles


Took the car into the shop for an airbag light. They said that it was a bad oc mat sensor. I was quoted $1000+ for parts and labor. I asked why this wasn't covered under the recall because my car was in the range 06-07, they said my VIN did not indicate an active recall. I called corporate and they also said I was sol. This is something that needs to be fully recalled, far too many of them are failing and Hyundai refuses to do anything about them.

- Aiea, HI, USA

problem #157

Dec 102016


  • 92,000 miles
This is now the 4th time I have had to take the car in for an airbag light that indicates a bad seat belt sensor. Frustrated to have to still deal with this issue. Stationary on start up light goes off then comes right back on.

- Aiea, HI, USA

problem #156

Nov 042016


  • 77,061 miles
The contact owned a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. While at a stop light, another vehicle crashed into the rear of the contact's vehicle. In turn, the contact's vehicle rear ended the preceding vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained injuries that required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a tow yard. The failure mileage was 77,061.

- Ferguson, MO, USA

problem #155

Oct 242016


  • 129,000 miles


The last week of October 2016, my Sonata''s air bag warning light came on and has stayed illuminated for the last two weeks. Simultaneously, the right passenger seat's seat belt warning light has stayed on even when no one is in the seat. Also, the "passenger seat air bag off" light has come on.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #154

Oct 112016


  • 128,000 miles
The air bag warning light (remains on constantly) and passenger side seat belt warning lights remains on even with a passenger above the weight limit. The air bag warning light will not turn off and the passenger side seat belt light will not turn off even when the seat belt is hooked up. There is a recall for faulty sensors, recall notice, 08V161000, for 2006 - 2008 Hyundai Sonatas but my 2007 is not covered? I feel like my Sonata has many of the issues in past recalls but for some reason isn't included in them (outside lighting, ESC light periodically kicking on, brake sensor failing numerous times, continuous issues with rear brakes, etc.) I think Hyundai should expand this airbag recall as I hope we aren't being put in harms way with an unexpected airbag failure when we need it most.

- Garrettsville, OH, USA

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problem #153

Oct 312016


  • 100,000 miles
He contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. While the vehicle was stationary, the air bag indicator illuminated without warning. In addition, the electronic stability sensor remained illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Highland Park, IL, USA

problem #152

Aug 152016


  • 58,000 miles


The air bag warning light and passenger side seat belt warning lights come on when I start the car. The air bag warning light will not turn off and the passenger side seat belt light will not turn off unless the seat belt is hooked up. I understand that these may be issues associated with faulty sensors. This is particularly disconcerting because I've reviewed the issues on-line and it's possible the air bag system may not be operating properly. I've seen that other Hyundai owners have tried to deal with these same issues and gotten little or no satisfaction from their Hyundai dealership. There was an extended recall notice, 08V161000, associated with the passenger side air bag for 2006 - 2008 Hyundai Sonatas but my 2007 is not covered" is there a way to find out why that is"

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #151

Aug 012016


  • 100,000 miles
My airbag sensor light has been on for the past few months. I've looked online and saw that this is a common complaint for Hyundai's. also, my ESC light goes on and sometimes stays on. Again another complaint with this car. Both are safety issues that seem to be negligent on the manufactures part. With the number of complaints that have been logged this should be a safety recall issue that Hyundai should be responsible for.

- Auburn, PA, USA

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

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

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