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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,360 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2012 Hyundai Sonata seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2012 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 312015

Sonata

  • 62,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that after the vehicle was started, the driver side air bag warning light illuminated. In addition, the contact stated that the passenger side seat belt warning light flashed when the seat was vacant. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact also received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V568000 (engine) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 62,000.

- West Long Branch, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jun 032014

Sonata

  • 18,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. While operating the vehicle, the front passenger side seat belt sensor light would intermittently flash off and on although the passenger seat was unoccupied. Eventually, the front passenger side air bag sensor light would also flash off and on when a passenger was not present. The check engine light also illuminated. While driving approximately 60 mph, the stability control ESC sensor light illuminated and the vehicle would not accelerate. After shutting the vehicle off and restarting the engine, the vehicle operated as normal. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. No additional information was available. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 18,000.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 072014

Sonata

  • 47,808 miles
I was getting ready for work and the temperature outside was -2 degrees so I went to warm up the car for 20 mins and then started to head out to work. As I was leaving not even 5 mins later I started to smell something burning. So I pulled over and started to see smoke, then I started to look around to find out where it was coming from and I see smoke coming from the bottom of the back seat right behind the driver seat. So I started taking my personal belongings out of the vehicle. After removing my personal belongings, I went to the car and now there was more smoke coming from the bottom of the rear seat closest to the rear door driver side. So then I pulled up the seat and I see flames, and there were flames, I call 911 and they came like in 5 mins.I'm just blessed that I didn't have my kids with me.

- Hackettstown, NJ, USA

problem #2

Feb 142013

Sonata

  • 11,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the front passenger seat belt failed to buckle. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage and current mileage was 11,000.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 312012

Sonata

  • 2,990 miles
The car was purchased new in Feb 2012. We noticed the rear seat belts have frayed, the rear middle seat belt has begun to fray trough 1/2 inch of the belt and the rear passenger side belt is frayed through apx. Half. Both of these tears are near the top at the point near the exit for the retraction assembly.

- Acton, CA, USA

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