really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,827 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 5 of 5)

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problem #8

Dec 212005


  • 7,477 miles


I have had to replace the seat belt buckles on my 2006 Hyundai Sonata 3 times in 85,000 miles, twice on the passenger side and once on the driver side. The problem is the sensor that triggers the airbag light and prevents the airbag from deploying. It is an unusual defect and to have it happen 3 times would indicate to me that there is a manufacturer's defect. I am contacting you because of the safety nature of the problem. I have been told that the airbag will not deploy on the side of the defective seat belt sensor. The first occurrence of this was with less then 8,000 miles on the car.

- Martinsville, VA, USA

problem #7

Aug 102009


  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. After starting the ignition the "air bag" warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for inspection. The front driver-side seat belt was replaced for the malfunction. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on two separate occasions for identical failures, and the front passenger seat belt assembly was replaced. None of the repairs have remedied the failure. The failure mileage was 79,000.

- Pittsburgh, PW, USA

problem #6

Aug 082009


  • 90,000 miles
The airbag light wouldn't go out and the dealer has indicated that there was a failure in the sensor in the drivers side seat belt which will cost $400 to replace. Have never had a problem like this in any other car I have every driven. Due to cost have chosen to drive without a airbag on the drivers side.

- Gurnee, IL, USA

problem #5

Apr 142009


  • 76,000 miles


Airbag light / problem. Took car to car pros Hyundai, seattle wa on Aurora. Advised them my airbag light all of a sudden stays on. They advised me that it was seat belt issue and some wiring under the floor board. Hyundai advised me that the air bags wouldn't work if I was in a accident. Asked them if this was under warranty, they said only up to 60, 000 miles. And my car is over that. I advised why aren't all seat belt functions and airbags covered through the life of the car. Doesn't make sense. Its the law that I have to wear a seatbelt, well it should be a law that the seat belts are working properly and airbags for the life of vehicle.

- Everett , WA, USA

problem #4

Feb 032009


  • 62,704 miles
Purchased a 2006 Hyundai Sonata in 2008. Airbag light continuously glowed on dashboard. Contacted Hyundai dealership, as Hyundai has a recall regarding airbags on 2006 Sonatas. Was informed by dealership that car was 2000 miles past manufacturer's warranty. Required authorization of payment to dealership to have airbag problem inspected at a cost of $324.65 not including parts or additional labor. Had vehicle repaired at different repair shop. Replaced front passenger side seat belt assembly and sensor. Airbag light is now off. Have retained all parts for inspection and forwarded complaint to Hyundai motor co.

- Hayward , CA, USA

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problem #3

Mar 032008


  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the air bag light remains illuminated on the instrument panel. The failure indicates that the air bag will not deploy in the event of a crash. Two months ago, she took the vehicle to the dealer twice for repair. The first time, the dealer reset the light, and the second time they replaced the sensor in the passenger seat. The air bag light has illuminated again within the last thirty days and is still lit. The Hyundai dealer stated that they could not repair the failure, but would like the contact to drive 200 miles so that an inspection could be performed. The manufacturer stated that they will send out a customer service satisfaction notice for all customers experiencing air bag failure. They further stated that they will develop a remedy because they are unsure of the cause of failure. The failure mileage was 25,000. Updated 7/3/08 when the brakes are applied the seat belt will release and not lock. When the accelerator is applied, the seat belt will not release.

- Gillette, WY, USA

problem #2

Jan 132008


  • miles
Seat belt strap broke passager side during accident in a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. Ricky J. caperton was the passager. Spend 6 hours in the er Virginia beach va 23454.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #1

Mar 242007

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 35 mph the contact's vehicle struck another vehicle. The passenger'd side seat belt harness failed to secure the passenger during the crash. The dealer had not inspected the vehicle to determine the cause of the failure. The current and failure mileage were 40,000.

- Sparta, MO, USA

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