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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,327 miles

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2005 Hyundai XG350 seat belts / air bags problems

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2005 Hyundai XG350 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #51

Feb 152015


  • 115,000 miles


Air bag light has been on for over a year and a half. I have owned car since new.,problem has occurred on several occasions. Different Hyundai dealers described different causes for problem, without making a lasting repair. Light continues to come on. My fear is that air bag will not deploy if needed.

- Levittown, PA, USA

problem #50

Dec 162006


  • miles
Takata recall - continuing problems with airbag light coming/ staying on.. car has been to several different dealers multiple times which have reportedly fixed the problem but the light always comes back on... this is a serious safety issue and something needs to be done about this long standing problem asap.

- Laurel Springs, NJ, USA

problem #49

Sep 012016


  • 122,000 miles
Airbag warning light comes on and stays on. Hyundai dealer repaired the seat wiring that controls the airbag warning light 3 times while under warranty. Independent repair service has tried repairing the wiring under the drivers seat 3 times, after each repair, the airbag warning light comes back on after driving the car. The car does not have to be in motion when the airbag light is on. It stays on all the time.

- Parrish, AL, USA

problem #48

May 012016


  • 92,000 miles


"takata inflators" airbag light always is wants $3500 to replace inflator which is part of the seat back.

- Wappingers Falls, NY, USA

problem #47

May 012014


  • 70,000 miles
"takata recall"-my airbag light has been on for over 2 years! I bought my Hyundai xg350L in August 2012 from a dealership in Maryland. In 2014, I started the car and the airbag light came on. It's been on ever since. The light only goes off when the car is off. I had open-heart surgery in June 2012 and was, and still am in fear of anything possibly hitting me in my chest! therefore, I took the car to be checked at two different nationally-known auto repair business. I also took it to a Hyundai dealer. I have constantly been told there were many issues and complaints regarding the airbags for the Hyundai cars and to check on a possible recall soon. I'm still waiting for a recall on these defected airbags! I have major concerns about driving the car for this reason, but I really don't have any other choice. My driving is limited though. Please recall so this issue is no longer a threat to my health! thank in advance.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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problem #46

Feb 072013


  • 68,764 miles
The airbag light has stayed on for over 2 years. When a touch the brake pedal, a bulb illuminates. Therefore I am constantly having all of my lights, brake fluid, and brakes checked. Especially since before any of the above issues arose, I attempted to put on brakes and the car would not stop! I had to come to a rolling stop. I immediately had the car checked by severall mechanics. None of them could find anything wrong.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #45

Apr 022014


  • 59,000 miles


Due to the takata recall I'm concerned because " my airbag light has been on for over a year. My car has been at the dealer & serviced so they are aware. I am waiting to hear from Hyundai about a recall. On how they plan to fix these safety issues. What is Hyundai doing about the air bags. My 84 year old mother was driving this car and I did not feel it was safe driving so I swapped cars. Now I'm driving a car knowing that fragments could explode in my face at any given moment.!!!!

- Stuart, FL, USA

problem #44

Mar 012009


  • 50,000 miles
Takata recall - airbag light came on and continuously displays without any prior deployment. Common issue among 2004/2005 HG350 owners and is a manufacturing problem.

- Flower Mound, TX, USA

problem #43

Sep 132010


  • 28,000 miles
Bought the car in summer of 2010 from dealer who had sold it new to someone else. 2 days later the seatbelt warning light came on. Took it to dealer during routine maintenance and pointed this out. They said there was a soda can under the passenger seat, they turned light off, no problem. Light back on in about 1 week. At next maintenance they turned it off again. I asked about recalls or advisories and they insisted that my problem cane from an empty soda can they said was under the seat. To fix it I was told would cost more than $ 2000. So now when I go for state inspection I first go to the dealer to have him turn the light off for $50, then straight to inspection praying the light does not come back on. Dealer insisted there were no complaints other than mine. Then I learned about this site. Light comes on while car is in motion and no one is in passenger seat.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #42

Jan 282015


  • miles
"takata recall" my airbag light has been on for a year. I patiently waited to hear from Hyundai about a recall. Other manufactures are taking steps to fix there safety problems. What is Hyundai doing about theirs. I don`T feel safe driving my car knowing that fragments could explode in my face.

- Fairview Pk, OH, USA

problem #41

Mar 042015


  • 52,000 miles


Takata recall my air bag light has been illuminated now for about 10 months. My car has very low mileage (56000). This is a very concerning to me, for it is a life and death problem.with all the complaints I'm wondering when Hyundai is going to recall these cars. What are they waiting for? this makes me think twice about buying another Hyundai.

- Winter Haven, FL, USA

problem #40

Mar 052013


  • 176,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai XG350. The contact stated that the air bag light remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 176,000.

- Port St Lucie, FL, USA

problem #39

Aug 012005


  • 90 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai XG350. While driving approximately 30 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bags were faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 90.

- Glen Oaks, NY, USA

problem #38

Jan 012015

XG350 6-cyl

  • 127,000 miles
Hello. I was sold a lemon by [xxx] of al's motor sales located on 1126 N. montello St, brockton, MA 02301.when I went for inspection I got a rejection sticker because the car needed a catalytic converter, timing belts, airbag light being on, headlamps and a backlight, and would mysteriously accelerate on its own for no reason without my foot being on the gas pedal! once I ran a VIN scan realized that he received the car like this but never disclosed that to me. He also left the information of the previous owners in the vehicle. Rather, he turned off the O2 sensor lights and led me to believe that the car could pass inspection. I traded my 1998 infiniti I30 for a 2005 Hyundai xg 350 so that the price of the vehicle would no longer be $3500 but $2400. Within two weeks the check engine light came on. [xxx] has avoided my calls and gotten very verbally aggressive in person when I speak to him about his actions. He has agreed to refund my money, infiniti, car keys, $2400 and brand new battery I put in the Hyundai, but keeps putting off the times we're to meet. I believe he is trying to bleed out his time with the lemon law so that he doesn't have to adhere to the refund. When asked to read the terms of his own federal buyers guide, he couldn't! I would like his whole operation investigated as he is not being truthful and knowingly robs people continually. He has had my vehicle for 3 weeks going on 4 weeks. My trust and rights have been raped and I would like justice. As a school teacher I need this car to get work and instead, I take public transportation while paying car insurance. This dealer is illegally selling vehicles that are compromising the safety of other motorists and pedestrians. Please investigate the matter before it evolves into a tragic fatality. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Randolph, MA, USA

problem #37

Feb 062015

XG350 6-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
Vehicles has air bag light on. Air bags will not deploy if in a accident. Apparently due to a manufacture defect with the wiring harness under the front drivers seat. The dealer said this vehicle model (multiple years) has a history of this defect as most all of those manufactured do this. The vehicle has been seen many times for this repair. Time for a recall.

- Altamont, IL, USA

problem #36

Dec 182012


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai XG350. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 45 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that an unknown connection needed to be cleaned. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, who diagnosed that the harness needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #35

May 122014


  • 40,000 miles
Airbag light is on. Dealer checked and suggested that I get the front passenger seat replaced to fix the problem. There is a bad sensor under the passenger front seat. Many others are reporting the same problem.

- Michigan City, IN, USA

problem #34

May 122008

XG350 6-cyl

  • 32,480 miles
Driver's air bag light came on in May 2008. I was told it was caused by a loose connector under passenger's seat. It seemed to be corrected but it has happened several times after that and each time I took it in the mechanic was able to get it to turn of. But, now, it is on permanently and the mechanic who I sought in September 2014 to get it to turn off was unable to do so. Approximately during the same timeframe, the radio turns on by itself. Oftentimes it will do so several times before I can get it to turn off.

- Westchester, IL, USA

problem #33

Jun 032013


  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai XG350. While driving 50 mph, the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The failure occurred only once. The dealer stated that the air bag needed to be replaced. The vehicle was also taken to an independent mechanic who advised the contact to activate the cruise control to remedy the air bag failure. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 46,000.

- Chanhassen, MN, USA

problem #32

Jun 142006

XG350 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai XG350. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure but reset the light each time. The failure continuosly recurred. The last time the vehicle was taken to the dealer, the technician stated that there was a posibility that the front drivers air bag was defective. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000. Updated 8/19/14 updated 8/28/2014

- Aliquippa , PA, USA

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