really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,522 miles

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2013 Hyundai Sonata seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2013 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 282016


  • 35,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. The contact was involved in a crash and the front passenger seat belt detached from the floorboard. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a tow lot. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The speed was not provided. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000.....updated 12/05/16

- Benson, NC, USA

problem #5

Aug 282016


  • 21,043 miles
The vehicle was in motion on a city street. We were traveling approximately 25 miles an hour through a green light when another vehicle ran the red light and hit us at approximately 45+ miles an hour. The front of the vehicle was significantly damaged and the drivers and passenger side airbag were deployed. During this time, the drivers and passengers seat belt locked as intended. The passenger seatbelt failed at the point where the lap restraint attaches to the car running board and will not re-attach to the vehicle after the accident. The passenger that was wearing the failed seat belt during the accident was 110lbs while the driver was 270lbs. The driver's seatbelt functioned as intended while the passengers detached.

- Buena Park, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 152015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles
Was recently in a car accident on 7/15/15 driving my Hyundai. I was on the freeway at a complete stop in the exit lane. The other driver was going freeway speed (60/65) and I was rear ended, pushed into the car in front of me, my car spun and I was hit again on the drivers side and through all this, none of my airbags went off. I am now recovering from hitting my head on the steering wheel, back and neck problems.,safety was one of the main reasons we bought the car. Updated 09/14/15

- Lake Elsinore, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 172013


  • 10 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the driver's side seat belt would not retract to the normal position and caused the seat belt to become caught in the door. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate mileage was 10.

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #2

Oct 062012

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 8 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the front driver and passenger side seat belt buckles were too low to reach. The contact stated that she had to reach down below the center console to reach the buckle, making it harder to set or release the seat belt. The contact asked the manufacturer for an extension to the buckle and was told that there was not an extender available. The contact also stated that the passenger side seat could not be raised once it was reclined, causing the passenger to sit with their face directly in front of the air bag compartment. The manufacturer was contacted and advised the contact that the vehicle was operating as designed. The failure mileage was 8 and the current mileage was 2,712.

- West Bloomfield , MI, USA

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problem #1

Jan 052013

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the seat belt warning and the turning signal chime was completely inaudible. The contact stated that he believed it was a safety issue. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician did not offer any assistance since they were unable to alter the design of the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance and stated that the vehicle was operating as designed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 70. Updated 2/25/13

- Laguna Woods, CA, USA

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