really awful
Crashes / Fires:
11 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,589 miles

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2007 Hyundai Sonata seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments (Page 2 of 8)

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problem #140

Nov 152015


  • 99,400 miles


After starting the ignition, the red "air bag" light near odometer stays lit. Orange "passenger air bag off" light stays lit even when someone is sitting in the passenger seat. These lights remain on regardless of whether the car is stationary or in motion. I had this problem once before a few years ago. The dealer removed the passenger seat and sent it off to be fixed. The issue also happens periodically if something gets stuck under the passenger seat. The wires and connectors under the passenger seat are exposed. However, this time there is nothing stuck under the seat and the air bag lights remain on.

- Washington Grove, MD, USA

problem #139

Aug 222012

Sonata 6-cyl

  • miles
2007 Hyundai Sonata. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle air bag problems. The consumer stated the vehicle was serviced for air bag issues, several times. The last time the air bag illuminated, the dealer stated a code came up as a problem with the computer.

- Sea Isle City, NJ, USA

problem #138

Jun 012012


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. While driving approximately 70 mph, the seat belt and air bag warning indicators illuminated and indicated that the passenger seat was occupied when it was not. The failure occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was driven to the dealer for diagnostic testing, but was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Fenton, MI, USA

problem #137

Sep 272015


  • 49,500 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 30 mph, the contact rear ended the preceding vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 49,500.

- Baltimore , MD, USA

problem #136

Sep 172008


  • miles
Both of my visors have never stayed up, they are always down in my line of vision this probably started 6 months after I had the car. I took it to the dealer they stated it was not covered. A few years back the drivers side air bag light came on and is still on. The passengers air bag comes on and goes off regularly. My back break lights have had to be replaces several times, something is wrong with them. Again the dealer wanted to charge me to replace them after my husband had just replaced them. There are so many parts that are falling apart. The gear shift has broken and the back handles on the outside of the car are broken. My brakes rotate and the whole care shakes when I press on the breaks on the freeway. Now my back end is making noises. I bought this car new, but will never buy another car from Hyundai again, this is the worst car I have ever had. From the beginning I have had problems and the dealer never wanted to fix anything unless I payed for it. I am not paying for things that I did not break..

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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problem #135

Jul 022009


  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the occupant classification system became disabled when an adult was seated on the front passenger side seat. The front passenger air bag light illuminated. The contact mentioned that the air bag light illuminated, shutting off all air bags within the vehicle. The vehicle was service under NHTSA campaign number: 08V161000 (air bags). However, the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 72,000.

- Virgina Beach, VA, USA

problem #134

Jul 262015


  • 80,193 miles


While driving alone the passenger seat belt light keeps blinking and the air bag light in the drivers console came on and wont turn off

- Margate, FL, USA

problem #133

Jun 252015


  • 96,000 miles
I went to a local garage to have my vehicle inspected which passed with no problem. As I was driving my car out of the garage I noticed that the air bag light was on and notified the attendant who shrugged it off and said it will probably go off on it's own. Needless to say it has been over a week and the light is still on. From everything I have seen, this is an on-going problem with this make and model and it sounds like a very expensive fix to the problem. It is also a danger because the air bags will not deploy in a crash. I think that Hyundai should definately do a recall on this asap.

- Lowville, NY, USA

problem #132

Dec 072014


  • 60,100 miles
My passenger airbag is no longer active. A dashboard light has come on / stays on, saying airbag not working and the passenger seat belt causes the dashboard light to constantly blink, because the occupant matt sensor is not functioning /code B1448 sensor has deactivated for the airbag. This is a major safety issue and Hyundai hasnot recalled this. I called Hyundai to check and the repair is extremely expensive. Hyundai has has numerous similar problems with other models. I want consumer satisfaction. I have had them repair another recall. I take safety seriously. Please rsvp my email is PC3181@gmail.com contact # 941 799 7600 thank you paul chorne 7016 chickasaw bayou road bradenton fl 34203

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #131

Apr 132015

Sonata 4-cyl

  • miles
My 07 Sonata had a recall for airbag issue which I took to local dealer to have corrected. The dealer had to ship the seat cushion out to add padding to fix airbag light staying on. After a couple of months the airbag light came back on and I took it back to the dealer and they said it must be an issue with the seat. I've been waiting 2 weeks for Hyundai to contact the dealer to see if the will cover the cost to replace the seat due to the airbag issue. My spouse drives this car with my kids and it's unsafe to have to be driving around like this while they take their sweet time.

- Holly Springs, NC, USA

problem #130

Mar 032014

Sonata 6-cyl

  • miles


First experienced two occurrences of passenger airbag warning that had to be repaired by replacing bottom of seat and reprogramming. Then the instrument panel airbag light came on and has stayed on for a year. The dealership told me that it may be the pretensioner or it may be something else and to expect to pay about $600.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #129

Feb 272015

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 105,500 miles
Re: investigation seat belt buckle electrical malfunction NHTSA action number: PE14023 NHTSA closed this investigation 12/1/14 on the condition that Hyundai would extend the warranty to 15 years and 250,000 miles for this repair. Per the letter attached to the case I contacted Hyundai today to get reimbursed for the expense related to this issue ($380.75). I spoke to two different reps at Hyundai and neither had any idea what I was talking about. So it's been three months since this case closed and Hyundai is not honoring the new extended warranty.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #128

Jan 162013

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Air bag warning light is on since 2013 and I believe this means in case of an unfortunate accident air bag will not kick off. Searching on google I came to know that it is a common problem.....

- Mississauga, CO, USA

problem #127

Mar 122014


  • 10,909 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. In addition, the passenger's side sun visor failed to remain closed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the front passenger and the driver's side seat needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 10,909.

- Virgina Beach, VA, USA

problem #126

Feb 202013

Sonata 8-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Vehicle air bag light display fixed once under recall vehicle air bad light display fixed second time in 2013 at a cost of over $800 dealer insisted this was not covered under recall vehicle air bag light displays again scheduled for 3 attempt to fix with dealer on 2.19.15.

- San Jose,, CA, USA

problem #125

Jan 122015

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 114,000 miles
Airbag light went on again. Took to dealer for second time and they confirmed there was a fault in the seat belt buckle that trips up the airbag system. Quote is $310 to fix on top of $130 they charged me to determine reason for air bag light.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #124

Nov 152014


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the steering wheel became hard to maneuver and the contact had to apply force upon turning the steering wheel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who was not able to replicate and diagnose the failure. In addition, the contact stated that while traveling 40 mph, another vehicle crossed the contacts path while making a turn and crashed into the contacts vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. The driver sustained minor bruises to the legs and the passenger sustained head and neck injuries. The passenger received medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The contact was waiting for the manufacturer to determine the power steering failure and air bag failure. The contact was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 08V161000 (air bags). The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Hemet, CA, USA

problem #123

Jan 072015

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 74,250 miles
Our 2007 Sonata air bag red light came on for no reason, just as hundreds of others have said while researching the problem on the internet. Probably will not attempt to get help from Hyundai at this point since so many others have been charged $400 plus for repairs that only last for a short time, and need to be done again. Always liked this car till this issue started. Because of Hyundai's disregard for the safety of those who own their vehicles, I will be selling this car, never buy from Hyundai again and will inform others of this problem so they can avoid the danger and frustration of dealing with Hyundai.

- Beatrice, NE, USA

problem #122

Jan 012015


  • 134,000 miles
Upon starting vehicle the air bag warning light illuminated as usual. The light turned off as usual but immediately re-illuminated. This has occurred each time since then with the air bag light illuminated in red on the dashboard. No event occurred prior to this warning light activation.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #121

Oct 152013


  • 39,225 miles
The 2007 Hyundai Sonata gls 4 cylinder 2.4 L, at 39 225 miles, the airbag warning light stayed on. I took it to the circle Hyundai dealer in shrewsbury NJ to check it out. The mechanic looked at the car and I was informed that the seat belt pre tensioner needed to be replaced and that it was not covered under warranty. The cost to me out of pocket would be $ $450 I did not have the repair completed. I have read many, close to 100 complaints on just this same issue, on just this same vehicle model and make being reported on this NHTSA website. It is overdue for a recall of this problem on the 2007 Hyundai Sonata. The owners of this make and model are a risk of injury to their persons should they be involved in a car crash and the airbag not responding and protecting the occupants.. I have also read that other owners of this year, make and model have had many of the same mechanical problems and posted them here on the NHTSA website and have paid out of their pockets to repair their vehicles. Repairs such as rear disc brakes that are staying onto the rear rotors, caliper not releasing and wearing out the disc pads and rotors prematurely, also the driver and passenger sun visors that drop down and block your line of sight, and nearly cause an accident. Loyal owners of these Hyundai vehicles should be reimbursed for the repair costs to them to keep the cars safe. Action should be taken to start a recall of these many manufacturing defects that can harm or injury to the occupants of these vehicles.

- Aberdeen, NJ, USA

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