really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,272 miles

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2006 Hyundai Sonata seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #5

Oct 062007

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 5,000 miles


I had noticed at first the crack in the dashboard in 2006 right after I had purchased my car. They replaced the dashboard, but not correctly the first time. When I finally got my car back, I attempted to turn the headlights in my car on, at that time all of the interior lights of my car went out. There were wires that were apparently switched. At this time I called the dealership again and informed them of the new problem. This issue was subsequently fixed. After they replaced the dashboard I started to have probelms with the driver and passenger side air bag lights going on.the turned them off and stated it was my fault. About three months later both air bag lights came on again. At this time I took it to another dealer who looked up information on the computer and stated that it must have been my fault again. Someone went out to the car and shut them off but no paperwork was written up. Then another 3 months later the lights came on again and there was another crack in the dashboard around the passenger side air bag. I called the original dealer again and they ordered another dashboard for the car. At this time I asked them again to check to see about the airbag lights. They have had my car for a week now (I still do not have it back). While all the air bag lights issue was happening, there is also another issue with the ABS and ESC (electronic stability control) lights also coming on and not going off. I have been informed the the ABS and ESC light was coming on because there is a braking issue with the car. And the airbag lights that keep coming on and staying on is because of a sensor issue with the passenger side seat. They are not sure why this keeps happening. They are also not sure what caused the brake issue with the ABS and ESC lights.

- Douglassville, PA, USA

problem #4

Jul 162007

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,500 miles
Passenger airbag restraint system will not activate even when passenger weighing 165 lbs was seated and restrained by seat belt. Hyundai dealership said it was normal for airbag to not always be on and are refused to fix the problem. This was a an error that needed to be fixed before it let to serious harm of any adult sitting in the passenger's seat.

- Meridian, ID, USA

problem #3

Jun 102006


  • miles
Passenger airbag "off" light remains lit even when front seat is occupied by an adult. In the event of a frontal crash, the airbag will not deploy. This problem has been verified by other owners.

- Hackensack, NJ, USA

problem #2

Sep 112006

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,600 miles
: the contact stated because the passenger side front airbag was calibrated to deactivate when a person under a certain weight sat in the seat, this posed a safety issue for frail elderly adults and adults of small stature. The dealership was aware of the problem and informed the contact the airbag could be recalibrated.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 102005

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 700 miles
Paggenger side air bag light stayed lighted when seat was occupied by an adult indicating that in case of an accident air bag was not available for use. Concact with dealer got a request that car be brought to dealer for solution to problem.

- Mankato, KS, USA

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