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2010 Hyundai Sonata body / paint problems

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2010 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 092015

Sonata 4-cyl

  • miles


The dash board cracked around the airbag. Dealer stated it happens sometimes if the dashboard becomes too hot from the sun and no correction is needed as the airbag will still function. There is a light 'film' on the windshield and front, side windows. When I explored further I was informed by 2 separate mechanics when the airbag gas to push the bag to open (when needed by impact) enough to crack the dashboard, the airbag is no longer functioning. The film on my window (windshield, front sides) is from the expansion of the gases sticking to them. I have reviewed several forums, my problem is shared by many owners. It is over 1000$ to fix- which few people have, and should be 100% covered in full by the manufacturer. Second issue, my passenger side airbag monitor only works intermittently. My granddaughter is 75lbs the airbag 'on' light may or may not turn on. I have read this is may have been addressed in a recall which only ended with the 2008 Sonata. Mine is a 2010. Obviously, both are huge safety issues and need to be repaired asap. I cannot afford to do so. Currently my front passenger seat is not safe to use. Hyundai should be held accountable for both issues before someone else is misinformed and counts on their passenger airbag not to be injured, maimed or killed. These issues are not dependent on the movement of the car. Thank you, [xxx] I did not purchase this vehicle until January 2016. It cracked during the summer of 2015. Picture are dashboard inside and 2 outside. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

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