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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,798 miles

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2005 Hyundai Tucson seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Hyundai Tucson Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 212006

Tucson 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,990 miles


: the contact stated while driving the passenger side airbag light illuminated. This occurs every time the vehicle is driven because of the passenger's weight. Although the dealership was alerted, no repairs were made. Updated 03/09/06.

- Newbury Park, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 012005

Tucson 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
There has been two problems involving my 2005 Hyundai Tucson. The first problem was in regards to the passenger side airbag light. The light would flicker on and off with an adult female of over five feet in height and over 100 lbs, but less than 115lbs. According to the owners manual the flickering light means that the sensor for the airbag is malfunctioning. I took the vehicle to the local dealer and was told that they had checked it and it was working fine. They said if the problem persisted that they could adjust the sensitivity of the sensor. The problem continued to occur and I took the vehicle to a different Hyundai dealer a couple of towns away. They also said that the sensor was operating correctly and to see if the problem continued. They said that they could not adjust the sensitivity. The problem again persisted and the second Hyundai, upon a third visit, said that there is no weight limit for the sensor to work at, but like the manual states, the person needs to sit correctly in the seat. They took a look at the sensor and since that time there has been less issues in regards to the airbag light. However, the light still comes on occasionally for this passenger and the size, shape, and way of sitting in the seat has not changed.

- Schaumburg, IL, USA

problem #2

Aug 312005

Tucson 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,250 miles
2005 Hyundai Tucson - the front passenger air bag light will turn on and off due to the weight of the passenger. Consumer did not know what the weight was that caused passenger's air bag light to turn on and off. Consumer took the car to the local dealer, and they said there was no solution to this problem. They did check for any defect in the air bag sensors and found none. This happened almost every time that consumer rode in the passenger seat. If the air bag light is on the air bag is turned off. Consumer can get the air bag light to go off if she moves around in the seat. The consumer was told that the air bag deactivation sensor was design to work if a passenger in the seat is less than 75 pounds. The consumer weighs 120 pounds but when she sit in the seat the air bag light remains on. The consumer has to sit a certain way in order for the light to turn off.

- Lisle, IL, USA

problem #1

Apr 252005

Tucson 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 950 miles
Passenger side air bag sensor light does not work correctly. The consumers wife weighed 105 pounds when she sat in the seat the sensor light would come on or go off sometimes. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer and they reprogrammed the sensors for a lighter weight but it is still not working. They did ran a code check but did not show any codes.

- Millville , NJ, USA

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