really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,000 miles

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2003 Hyundai Tiburon seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Hyundai Tiburon Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 132007

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles


Air bag light came on on the dash of my 2003 Hyundai Tiburon because of a broken wire under the drivers seat. Hyundai has had recalls on other vehicles for the same problem with the wire getting broken under the driver seat. They have fixed the problem under a recall to include putting a plastic cover over the wires to protect them. They told me that there is not a recall for that problem on my VIN number vehicle, same problem. The dealer said it is a common problem with this vehicle. This could cause the air bag not to deploy in an accident. They said that there was debri under the seat that caused the break. The only thing under the seat was a small collapsed umbrella that was on the back seat floor. I believe that there has not been a recall for this vehicle because not enough people have complained. This is a safety problem with the way Hyundai runs the wires under the seat.

- Newport News, VA, USA

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