really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,359 miles

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2012 Hyundai Sonata seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2012 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Jan 312014

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 35,500 miles


The passenger side airbag deployed without reason. The tremendous force and flying debris caused the driver to react and brush the front passenger side wheel against the curb. Plastic pieces were thrown throughout the front of the car. Luckily, there were no injuries. Earlier that same day the car had been serviced by the Hyundai dealer for a radio issue.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #3

Jan 062012

Sonata 4-cyl

  • miles
I have had issues galore with my car since the day I drove it off the lot. First issue and still is just gave up on bringing it back was the steering that drifted. Then I had a sound coming from the rear of the car that made a loud noise. I also have a sound coming from the sun roof. After that I had a oil leak in it's first year. My radio went out, my driver window stop working. My turbo quit on me. Battery died. I was stranded by the car 3 times. It would turn over fast but not crank. I called road side on one of those. My air bag lights come on while driving down the road. It rattles like cheap parts. I have called Hyundai with no response as of yet. The dealership says they can't do anything. I pay a car not for a car I don't trust to drive.

- Biloxi, MS, USA

problem #2

Oct 192012


  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, a loud, abnormal bang was heard from the front passenger side of the vehicle. The vehicle then lost braking and steering abilities as the contact crashed into the rear of another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy and the contact was injured. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact stated that the loud bang was a result of either a tire blowing or a defective strut that caused the tire blow. The contact called the manufacturer regarding the crash. The manufacturer advised that they would investigate the crash. The failure mileage was 20,000.

- Toluca, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 052012

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 2,600 miles
Vehicle was parked in parking lot when we came out the driver side curtain air bag (front and back) had deployed....inspected for damage in parking lot and there was none found in other words nobody hit vehicle....took vehicle to dealer in columbia Missouri, joe machens Hyundai, and they indicated they had never seen anything like this and were contacting Hyundai usa for information...they ran computer codes on vehicle everything was fine...also checked for damage to vehicle and none found...major concern is that if this happened while driving this could have been a serious problem...could this be a major a problem with 2012 Sonatas??

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

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