really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,524 miles

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2007 Hyundai Sonata seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #44

Dec 132016


  • 92,000 miles


Took the car into the shop for an airbag light. They said that it was a bad oc mat sensor. I was quoted $1000+ for parts and labor. I asked why this wasn't covered under the recall because my car was in the range 06-07, they said my VIN did not indicate an active recall. I called corporate and they also said I was sol. This is something that needs to be fully recalled, far too many of them are failing and Hyundai refuses to do anything about them.

- Aiea, HI, USA

problem #43

Dec 102016


  • 92,000 miles
This is now the 4th time I have had to take the car in for an airbag light that indicates a bad seat belt sensor. Frustrated to have to still deal with this issue. Stationary on start up light goes off then comes right back on.

- Aiea, HI, USA

problem #42

Oct 242016


  • 129,000 miles
The last week of October 2016, my Sonata''s air bag warning light came on and has stayed illuminated for the last two weeks. Simultaneously, the right passenger seat's seat belt warning light has stayed on even when no one is in the seat. Also, the "passenger seat air bag off" light has come on.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #41

Oct 112016


  • 128,000 miles


The air bag warning light (remains on constantly) and passenger side seat belt warning lights remains on even with a passenger above the weight limit. The air bag warning light will not turn off and the passenger side seat belt light will not turn off even when the seat belt is hooked up. There is a recall for faulty sensors, recall notice, 08V161000, for 2006 - 2008 Hyundai Sonatas but my 2007 is not covered? I feel like my Sonata has many of the issues in past recalls but for some reason isn't included in them (outside lighting, ESC light periodically kicking on, brake sensor failing numerous times, continuous issues with rear brakes, etc.) I think Hyundai should expand this airbag recall as I hope we aren't being put in harms way with an unexpected airbag failure when we need it most.

- Garrettsville, OH, USA

problem #40

Aug 152016


  • 58,000 miles
The air bag warning light and passenger side seat belt warning lights come on when I start the car. The air bag warning light will not turn off and the passenger side seat belt light will not turn off unless the seat belt is hooked up. I understand that these may be issues associated with faulty sensors. This is particularly disconcerting because I've reviewed the issues on-line and it's possible the air bag system may not be operating properly. I've seen that other Hyundai owners have tried to deal with these same issues and gotten little or no satisfaction from their Hyundai dealership. There was an extended recall notice, 08V161000, associated with the passenger side air bag for 2006 - 2008 Hyundai Sonatas but my 2007 is not covered" is there a way to find out why that is"

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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problem #39

May 012016


  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. While operating the vehicle with the front passenger seat occupied, the front passenger air bag sensor light illuminated, which indicated that the air bag system was turned off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bag sensor was faulty. The sensor was replaced, but the failure recurred. The contact also indicated that the seat belts randomly activated while operating the vehicle. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 36,000.

- Brooksville, FL, USA

problem #38

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 #37

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 #36

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 #35

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 #34

Nov 152013

Sonata 4-cyl

  • miles


The drivers seat belt will not stay engaged, I have to take my hand & keep hitting until it will stay engaged.

- Vass, NC, USA

problem #33

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 #32

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

problem #31

Nov 052014


  • 182,500 miles
The air bag warning light in the instrument cluster came on and stayed on. All I did was start the car. When I took it to the garage to have it diagnosed the error that the garage got was "B1706 - passenger buckle pretensioner voltage high". the cost to repair is going to be approximately $400.

- Groton, MA, USA

problem #30

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 #29

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 #28

Oct 152014

Sonata 6-cyl

  • miles
Recently air bag light on the dash has been coming on. Since state inspection was around the corner had it inspected and the vehicle fail because of air bag light, code B1706, passenger buckle malfunction. Estimate of $400 to replace, that includes part and labor. I am forced to get this fixed for obvious safety issue but also my car will not pass state inspection with this light coming on. It's not often that someone sits in the front passenger seat so definitely not overused. After further online research I see this is a continuous problem people are reporting for this make and model. It would appear this should be part of a national recall since so many complaints about it but also because this kind of buckle malfunction does not seem to happen often with other vehicle types. First time I have experienced this with any make I have owned.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #27

Sep 012014


  • 142,000 miles
Air bag warning light came on. The codes were run and revealed seat belt pretensioners were the issue. Estimated repair via the dealer was $500. The air bag light had come on previously last year approximately 4/2013. The codes were the exact same, but dealer was able to clear codes from computer.

- East Windsor , NJ, USA

problem #26

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 #25

Sep 082010

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Air bag came on, took to the dealer they tolld me the driver seat belt assy needs to be replaced $500. There is too many complaints on this pos. Shoulb B recall. Im not going to fix it.

- Saint Peters, MO, USA

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