really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,392 miles

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2006 Hyundai Azera seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 Hyundai Azera Owner Comments

problem #8

Mar 252010

Azera 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,653 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Azera. The contact stated that the air bag light constantly illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the vehicle was repaired under the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 09V497000 (air bags:frontal). Approximately two years later, the failure recurred. The manufacturer and dealer offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 51,653. Updated 8/6/12 updated 08/14/2012 updated 08/16/12 updated 10/10/12 updated 10/10/2012

- Barberton, OH, USA

problem #7

Jun 102011


  • miles
Letter regarding a safety issue pertaining to the airbag light that illuminated on the dashboard of his 2006 Hyundai Azera the consumer stated the seat belt on the front passenger side needed to be replaced. However, the consumer would have to pay for the labor. The consumer stated a recall was issued regarding the air bag problem and therefore he should not be responsible for the labor. The consumer stated after checking his records, he realized the original air part was replaced in 2010 by a different dealer. The consumer believed the part that was replaced in 2010 was also defective.

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

problem #6

Apr 092009


  • 32,000 miles
Drivers side air bag deployed but was so small drivers head struck roof of car causing neck and back injuries and never made any contact with airbag. Drivers forward motion in accident was stopped by hitting head on roof.

- Gonic, NH, USA

problem #5

Apr 272009


  • 20,000 miles


Air bag light goes on when two adults are in front seats. Red airbag light on driver's side and "airbag off" light on passenger side. After three attempts dealer cannot fix problem. Contacted Hyundai factory rep without results.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #4

Jul 012007


  • 7,500 miles
Air bag: The air bag light on the driver side instrument panel stays on and the passenger seat 'icon' flashes when no one is sitting in the passenger seat. At this time the "passenger air bag off" sign is also on. I first noticed this condition in the summer of 2007, however it only occurred one or two times so I thought it might be heat related as on the two days it happened it was extremely hot. I did not notice it all winter long, however once the weather started getting warm it started to happen again. Now it is happening on a weekly basis and lasts several days in a row. My mechanic has looked at it but has not been able to determine what the problem is. I am concerned as to what the status of my air bags is-- are they working or not. The date of the "incident" is the approximate date of the first time this occurred last summer but as I stated it is now happening on a regular basis.

- Bethpage, NY, USA

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problem #3

Jun 142008


  • 17,420 miles
We have a safety issue with our 2006 Hyundai Azera limited. The front passenger airbag system that features an occupant classification system or OCS is not working. We have advised our dealership of the problem for almost a year and have been told the system works as designed. When my wife sits in the car's front seat (her weight is 137 pounds) with or without the engine on and buckles in, the dashboard airbag light below the speedometer stays lit and a middle console indicator says, "passenger airbag off." To make the system function properly we have had to place the transmission in park and turn off the engine. Once restarted, the two front passenger airbag indicator lights go off and the front airbag system works normally. The service manager at our Hyundai dealership in huntsville, al said that the system is operating normally if the dashboard indicator lights reset after we restart the car. All previous diagnostic tests by the dealership have found zero errors in the system. On 14 June 2008, we started our car in our garage and both the dashboard and center console indicator lights remained on. We turned off our car's engine and restarted it 5 times to get the system to reset without success. My wife sat in the back seat for safety. The front airbag system would not reset after multiple stops during the day. We brought the car to our Hyundai dealer on 16 June and service personnel are still diagnosing it. I called Hyundai's recall center to see if our Azera's front OCS airbag is similar to the 2006 to 2008 Hyundai sonata OCS recall (#08V161000) and was told to contact my dealer. When I relayed this information to our Hyundai dealership's service manager he said that Hyundai had not informed him of any problem. This is a serious safety concern and if the 2 systems are similar then the sonata OCS recall should be extended to the Azera model too.

- Harvest, AL, USA

problem #2

Jul 102007


  • 1,500 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Azera. When someone is seated in the passenger seat, the air bag sensor indicates that the seat is unoccupied. The passenger side seat belt light and the air bag indicator lights illuminate as well, regardless if the seat is occupied or not. The vehicle has been to the dealer on four separate occasions: July, September, December of 2007 and June 4, 2008. On each occasion, the service technician could not duplicate the failure or make any repairs. The current mileage was 18,474 and failure mileage was 1,500.

- Springfield, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 252007

Azera 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,065 miles
Thumping noise under rear of vehicle, possibly suspension components, when going over speed bumps or even a smooth road, and while making a turn. Intermittent problems: Red "air bag" indicator light stays on while vehicle is in operation. "passenger airbag off" indicator light stays on when passenger seat is occupied.

- Laredo, TX, USA

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