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 3 of 8)

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problem #120

Nov 282014

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 85,879 miles


Airbag light illuminates. Was told by dealership it is a problem with an electric circuit inside the seatbelt buckle and that it can lead to problems with airbag. Checked online and saw many, many Hyundai Sonata 2006 and 2007 users complaining of the same problem. On the Hyundai paperwork they wrote: " scanned and found code B1701 driver seat belt buckle shorted needs driver seat belt buckle parts and labor".

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #119

Nov 102014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the air bag light remained illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Rockville City , NY, USA

problem #118

Nov 042013


  • 136,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated continuously. The dealer replaced the driver side seat pretensioner. The failure recurred on the passenger side seat. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 136,000.

- Somerset, MA, USA

problem #117

Nov 112014


  • 74,000 miles


Air bag light came on, so took it to dealer an they said passenger seat belt buckle needs replacement at the cost of 400 bucks. So air bags won't deploy an seat belt may not work. This is dangerous an should be a recall on this vehicle as I see it has happened to lots of people years 2006 2007 2008. When can we expect the recall on this. I would like to get my car fixed. Thanks, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Whiting, NJ, USA

problem #116

Sep 232013

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 104,000 miles
Hyundai Sonata 2007 air bag light came on. They say it is the pretensioner in the passenger seat. I feel this is a safety issue since the air bags will not deploy with this problem. The code was B1706. It is going to cost me $500 to fix. Cannot pass inspection without it.

- Vienna, WV, USA

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problem #115

Jul 082014

Sonata 6-cyl

  • miles
This is the second time this has happened since 2010. The first time was in August of 2012. The front passenger seat was pushed all the way back and the air bag light came on. I did not go to get it fixed right away. I went to get an oil change around October 2012 and my mechanic said that one of the connectors to the airbag had become disconnected. He connected it back but the light stayed on because it was still in the computer. He told me I had to go to the dealer in order to have them hook it up because he could not get the car to communicate with his computer. I took it to pride Hyundai because there just happened to be a recall on the air bags but it did not apply to my car. They said that they could not find anything wrong with the airbag. They erased the codes that were stuck in the computer and everything was ok until July of 2014 when my son adjusted the seat by pushing it back. The airbag light pops on again. I think this is a gimmick of Hyundai by making the connectors either too loose or too short. Of course I do no longer have a warranty on the car. It expired at 65,000 miles because I am the second owner. I keep reading horror stories of how much Hyundai charges their customers to fix this issue. They tell them it is a faulty passenger seat belt assembly. They supposedly fix it and it keeps happening. Something needs to be done about this because it is a safety issue.

- Melrose, MA, USA

problem #114

Oct 162007

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 1,000 miles


The airbag light came on shortly after I purchased my car. I took it in and they sent the seat off to be re-calibrated. This happened about ever 2-3 months until January 2012 and it did not come back on until August 2012 but during this month I took it back a total of 8 times because the airbag light kept coming back on! the last time they fixed it was in October 2012 and I was informed that because it was past warranty they would no longer fix it for "free" and suggested I purchase one of their new cars. I am a widow and cannot afford to get a new car. In December 2012 the airbag light came on again and has remained on ever since.

- Kyle, TX, USA

problem #113

Oct 242014


  • 40,000 miles
While driving I noticed that my air bag light came on, I immediately went to the dealer. They said that my passenger seat belt is defected. They said the cost of fixing is approximately $500, and the initial fee was $110. I looked online and there has been alot of complaints about this same issue.

- Miami , FL, USA

problem #112

Dec 192013

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 92,925 miles
Air bag light stayed on at all times, with and without passenger present. Dealer claimed it was not related to ongoing recall, but driver side seatbelt pretensioner, which was replaced for $267. A half year later, the light came back on and stayed on, intermittently. Dealer checked it out, but on that occasion the light stayed turned off. However, when I drove out of the dealer's lot it turned back on and has stayed on since. I have tried to ignore it, but the recent recalls make me very nervous.

- Plymouth, MA, USA

problem #111

Sep 262014

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 123,900 miles
The air bag warning light stays on. Took car to a Hyundai dealership and they said it the passenger seat belt assembly. It will cost about $400 to replace.

- Stony Point, NY, USA

problem #110

Sep 192014

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 91,082 miles


Airbag light in instrument cluster is illuminated - diagnostic test revealed belt buckle sensor is not functioning.

- Salisbury, NC, USA

problem #109

Sep 222014


  • 116,000 miles
Recently I took my car into the Hyundai dealership for an oil change. The next day my air bag light came on and will not turn off. I have also had this problem with the TPMS light. The dealership hooked my car up to diagnostics for the TPMS light and said they fixed it. However couple days later the light came back on. They want to charge every time just to look at it when they already looked at the TPMS light. I am afraid the same thing is going to happen with the airbag light. They want a $100 to look at it when they should already know Sonata has had several if not hundreds of complaints about this exact issue.

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #108

Sep 192014

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 95,388 miles
Airbag light came on weeks ago. Today, we disconnected the battery and removed the fuses to reset the system. The airbag light is still on. Research suggests this is a malfunction that is common in our car model and airbag may not deploy in a crash.

- Blue Ash, OH, USA

problem #107

Apr 082014

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 109,000 miles
The air bag warning light appears on the dashboard cluster and does not go out. I brought it to the dealer (hardin Hyundai, anaheim, ca) to have it reset but it has reappeared. They said they cannot identify the source of the problem from a diagnostic reading and do not know what the effects of the warning.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #106

Jun 022014

Sonata 6-cyl

  • miles
I received a letter from Hyundai that my car was under recall (issue with the passenger air bag being de-activated) & urged me to visit the dealer if OCS light was on. Hence I took it to the dealership based on this safety recall notice. They checked the system and the front passenger seat and said there was no problem and that my system was fine. Less than 1 month later the red airbag light appeared on my dash board intermittently for about a week before it came on and stayed on permanently. I returned to the dealer to have them run a system check and was informed that the issue was a sensor was triggered due to a faulty passenger seat belt assembly and needed to be replaced at the cost of approximately $400!!! I informed the dealer that the airbag light did not come on until after they supposedly worked on or checked the airbag system due to the recall in the 1st place. I was told that this had nothing to do with the recall issue and that I would have to pay at my expense because it was not covered by warranty. Because I did not have $400 just laying around to spend, the problem has not been fixed yet and now my vehicle has failed the safety inspection due to the airbag issue!!! if Hyundai has a manufacturing defect should it not be their responsibility to inspect it to see if the recall is applicable instead of charging the customer for it" secondly, if this investigation proves that Hyundai has installed defective safety equipment in these vehicles across the board, shouldn't every customer who had to pay out of pocket expense to have the seat belts replaced be fully reimbursed"

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #105

Aug 292014

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 154,977 miles
Dealer found codes B1706 and B1102 present. Dealer tech stated driver seat belt buckle needs replacing, with an estimated cost of $344.56. The SRS module is not allowing codes to be reset, needs replacing also, with an estimated cost of $1,004. I see NHTSA has just started investigating the B1706 code -- my understanding from reading the other complaints is that a short circuit is causing the error code, and replacing the seat belt assembly is not permanently fixing the problem for most owners. Most owners mention repeat bills of about $350, but a few of the complaints mention much higher repair estimates, over $1,000. I suspect these estimates include replacement of the SRS module, like my estimate did. NHTSA should consider whether there is also a rash of SRS module failures due to the same short circuit. My B1102 code, indicating a high-voltage error, could also be more common and could also be caused by the same short circuit.

- Greenbelt, MD, USA

problem #104

Aug 202014


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated once he started the vehicle the air bag warning illuminated. The problem occurred numerous of times. The vehicle was taken to dealer who stated that the passenger seat belt buckle needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified about the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- Riverview, FL, USA

problem #103

Aug 202014

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 99,600 miles
The air bag light came on so I took the car into the dealer for a diagnosis ($75). They told me there are two issues - the OCS which is already under recall so no charge and the other is the driver side seat belt issue reported by many others here. I was told that this $300+ repair is necessary for the airbag system to work properly. Clearly this should be a recall item or at least repaired at no charge if it occurs. Also, the dealer wouldn't even credit me for the diagnostic fee even though one of the issues is a recall and the other is going to be repaired by the dealer.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #102

Aug 012014


  • 80,000 miles
Hyundai has changed my seat belt buckle numerous times because of an air bag related issue. Now that its out of warranty they will not cover it. Air bag light back on and they want, $400 to replace the bad seatbelt with any warranty. This is probably the 4th time since I had the vehicle brand new that im having this problem, I never in my life experienced so many airbag problems with a vehicle other then a Hyundai. Also now they are saying my brake light switch is bad yet again after they supposedly changed it out a few years ago for a recall, to many of the same problems with Hyundai. Scared to drive the car feels like I bought a lemon. Wish there was more that Hyundai could do for there customers but it seems like they don't care. What ever happened to Hyundai slogan about safety 1st..

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #101

Aug 132009

Sonata 4-cyl

  • miles
The airbag light is on all the time. It has been fixed several times but then goes on again. I understand the problem has to do with the wiring under the driver's seat that could cause the airbag not to expand in an accident which could cause death.. I can't understand why Hyundai is not recalling these cars to fix the problem.

- Manchester, NJ, USA

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