definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,950 miles

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 122007

Santa Fe

  • 61,000 miles


We took our vehicle to gary rome holyoke for routine service and complaint of a air bag warning light on. We were told that it was a unit underneath the seat that was bad. They got the light to go off and we were told to sell or trade the car before the light came back on. We were told we were out of warranty, by less than 1000 miles and to replace this part would be in the $2000-$3000 range. They also said it was the side airbags and they were having problems with this part on other models as well. My wife was told the same by the manufacturer when she called.

- Wilbraham, MA, USA

problem #1

Sep 032004

Santa Fe 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 900 miles
I purchased a 2004 Santa Fe Hyundai 8-25-04. On 9-3-04 I went out of town. About 75 mi from myhome, I was driving 65 mph on I-35 and the passenger seat air bag exploded in the car. Fortunately, no one was in the seat. I did not get hit by any car, I did not hit a chuck hole or any debrie that could have been seen on the hwy. I immediately called allen samuels service dept, talked to phil and he said he never heard of that happening and to bring it into the service dept on 9-7-04 which I did. They gave me a rental car; they said the seat air bag was on back order and they did not know when it would be availabe. I had my car there for 2 weeks. They called me on 9-20 and said this was not under warranty and to turn my rental in. I picked up my car at this time. The tech told me I must have hit a small object like a piece of wood and it hit the sensor.

- Bedford, TX, USA

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