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Warning Light On Problems of Hyundai Santa Fe



Hyundai Santa Fe owners have reported 24 problems related to warning light on (under the air bag category).

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe 1
Failure Date: 05/17/2014

Air bag light warning light remains on when vehicle is running. Took to dealer they said is clock spring assembly needs replacing. I told them it was a recall and they said there is no recall on it. I declined the repair because I knew there was a recall but I didn't take paperwork with me thinking they would know about it. Upon returning home and finding paperwork on recall (camp103) I called back and they now said there was a recall and they replaced that part in November 2012. I do not remember them replacing it but I'll take them at their word on that. My issue is, did they replace the recalled part with another defective part if it only lasted 18 months! I've had many cars over the years some a decade old or older never this air bag issue. I feel they should replace this recall again if they repaired it with another short lived defective part.

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car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe 2
Failure Date: 10/31/2013

The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection however the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 11v472000 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 73,000.

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Failure Date: 11/08/2012

Tl- the contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign id numbers 12v354000 (air bags: frontal: sensor/ control module) and 11v472000 (air bags:frontal). The contact also stated that after the repairs, the air bag warning light illuminated without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was informed that the front passenger seat belt tension sensor wiring harness clip failed and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted but offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 60,784. The current mileage was approximately 62,550. The VIN was unavailable. Mah.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe 4
Failure Date: 04/25/2012

The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag off warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that they had to recalibrate the air bag. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and advised the contact that the vehicle was not covered under NHTSA campaign id number: 12v354000 (air bags: frontal:sensor/control module). The failure mileage was 13,000 and the current mileage was 56,000.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 5
Failure Date: 08/11/2011

The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they advised the contact that the front passenger seat needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 60,000.

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car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 6
Failure Date: 08/05/2011

The air bag warning light in the main dash console stays illuminated after starting the vehicle. I have contacted Hyundaiusa. Com customer service & they just referred me to the dealer where I purchased the vehicle "certified used" and they said that the original warranty did not transfer when bought used (5 yrs/60,000 miles). Just to get the problem diagnosed would be $95. So I researched on the internet nhsta website and I found all of the same complaints about this year, make & model. Accidents have been reported where the airbag malfunctions, sensor warning does not work properly, etc. So my question to the nhsta is why hasn't this vehicle been recalled for airbag warning light malfunction with all of the complaints you have received? this is a dangerous safety issue especially if it prevents airbags from deploying in an accident. Please investigate with Hyundai & hopefully this can be corrected with a recall. Thank you.

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car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe 7
Failure Date: 10/02/2010

On our 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe limited with 45,391 miles, VIN # [xxx], the check engine light started coming on when it was about 1 year old. It has now come on approximately 10 times. The dealer always says it's the gas cap. We have tightened the gas cap varying degrees and it does not matter how tight it is. The check engine light continues to come on. They claim to have replaced the gas cap 3 times out of 10 trips. Whether that is true or not, I don't know. Additionally, the red "air bag" warning light came on about a week ago and will not go off. I understand Hyundai has a history of airbag problems and would like to know if you can force them to fix this problem as well as the check engine light. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 8
Failure Date: 05/30/2010

On may 2010 the air bag warning indicator light on my dashboard suddenly illuminated and would not go out even when the vehicle was in operation. Got an appointment and took my 2009 santafe limited awd v6 into the dealer and here's the narrative from the dealer: "customer states his air bag light is on present code b1334 f15 front impact sensor error in history cleared code verified to be ok" there were no repairs completed, only the error code was cleared. About 3 weeks after the code was cleared the air bag warning light began to illuminate again during driving and would stay on for about 20 seconds at a time, while driving, and then go off. This occurred on two occasions. Today, August 3, 2010 the air bag warning light illuminated again, while driving, and did not go off. It remains on. I will be returning back to the dealer.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 9
Failure Date: 04/10/2010

The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe. While driving at approximately 20 mph, the contact depressed the horn and the air bag warning light illuminated on the dashboard. The dealer advised the clock spring would need to be replaced. The vehicle was left with the dealer where the contact was awaiting repairs. The failure mileage was 110,000 and the current mileage was 115,000.

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car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 10
Failure Date: 01/04/2010

On January 4, 2010 I had the vehicle battery replaced. After battery installation the airbag warning light came on and remained on. On Jan. 11 I paid $87 to have a diagnostic test which incorrectly indicated that all airbags had been deployed plus a crash was recorded. Mechanic's recommendation was to have srs control module replaced at an estimated cost of over $400.


 
car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 11
Failure Date: 07/28/2009

Airbag system (passenger side) doesn't always "sense" the occupant accurately, in a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe. The vehicle's front-passenger "airbag off" warning light came on whenever a small adult was in the seat, or would intermittently turn off depending on the person's sitting position. This affects my 125 pound wife who by Hyundai's test is considered a person of "smaller stature. " I was told 130 lbs is the minimum weight to enable the airbag but again depending on her sitting position, the light will go on and off. The same system works fine in a 2009 Hyundai sonata in which she would be protected. Why is there a difference?.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe 12
Failure Date: 05/06/2009

The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe. While driving approximately 60 mph the "passenger air bag off" warning light indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The warning indicator remained illuminated until the engine was turned off. The front passenger seat was occupied with a small stature adult. The air bag sensor does not detect a certain weight positioned in the front passenger seat. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the technician stated that the design and the air bag system was functioning properly. The manufacturer was notified; however, there were no resolutions. The contact has concerns of the safety risk involved. The failure mileage was 2,000 and the current mileage was 4,500. Updated 10/13/09. The consumer stated his wife weighed roughly 125. The passenger side air bag was off no matter how she sat in the passenger seat. Updated 10/15/09.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 13
Failure Date: 03/12/2009

The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bag sensor needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000 and the current mileage was 86,000.

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car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 14
Failure Date: 01/10/2009

The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the frontal air bag warning lights continued to illuminate on the instrument panel. She found recalls for the 2002 and 2004 models, but not for the 2003 model, even though the failures were identical. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were less than 100,000.

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Failure Date: 09/25/2008

The air bag red warning light came on in 9/08. The dealer scanned the system, cleared historic codes, cycled through self test several times. Codes did not reset. Light came back on in 1/09. I will take vehicle back to dealer. My opinion is that safety equipment should be more reliable . When the red light initially came on they couldn't find a problem but I will be charged appx. $600 when they fix the problem.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 16
Failure Date: 05/02/2008

Air bag warning light came on and remained on. First incident, may 2008. I have brought the car to the dealer three times for repair operations,and a few more times for diagnostic checks,but the problem persists. Attempts at repair have included replacement of the front passenger seat and the air bag system control module. Some of those repair operations seemed to work for a while,but the problem keeps returning.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 17
Failure Date: 08/25/2007

The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai sante fe. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag off warning light continued to illuminate. The dealer advised that the occupant of the passenger seat must weigh 110 pounds or more in order for the air bag to engage. The contact was concerned because for a small statured person, the air bag would not engage if needed. The dealer advised the contact that they were unable to make repairs to adjust to a person's weight. In addition, the contact stated if on a slight incline, the emergency brake would not engage. The dealer advised the contact that the failure was normal in his specific year, make and model. The vehicle was not repaired for either failure. The failure mileage was approximately 105 and the current mileage was 34,688.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 18
Failure Date: 07/15/2007

The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe. While driving at approximate speeds of 65 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated. The dealer replaced the wiring harness to the passengers air bag yet the failure recurred. The dealer made a second repair to the passengers wiring harness and within a year, the failure recurred. The vehicle was out of warranty and any further repairs would be at the owners expense. The approximate failure mileage was 52,781 and the current mileage is 110,000. Updated 10/05/10 updated 10/07/10.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 19
Failure Date: 12/10/2006

The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe. While driving between 5 and 60 mph, the passenger side air bag warning light was illuminating intermittently. The dealer inspected the vehicle approximately five times and is unable to determine the cause of failure. No repairs were made. The current mileage was 21,000 and failure mileage was 1,000. The consumer stated the passenger seat was replaced in July 2007, however there was still no change in operation. Updated 10/24/07.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 20
Failure Date: 12/06/2006

I own a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe in which the air bag warning light was illuminated starting in December 2006. At which time the air bag "clock spring" was replaced under warranty on 12/6/2006 at 33,154 miles. The second occurrence was in March, 2011. I was told it was the "clock spring" again, which was now not under warranty, and would cost of around $285. 00. This was not replaced due to a suggestion from the dealer's service department mechanic. The indicator was reset and has been off for over a year. The most recent occurrence was in may 2012 (mileage approx. 88,500), the airbag light came on again and now I'm told it needs a new airbag at a cost of around $750. 00!! the indicator was reset and air bag not replaced the light stayed off for approximately 3 months. A search on the internet revealed hundreds of "posts" on this very same problem (most of them on the national highway traffic safety administration's (NHTSA) website). Hyundai Santa Fe's have had this problem for nearly 10 years! and, to make matters worse, replacing either the clock spring or the airbag apparently does not guarantee that the airbag will deploy, thus causing a very dangerous situation. I also noticed that there was a recall (#103) for the 2007-2008 models. This recall should have included all Santa Fe's not just two years. Apparently, this problem is a manufacturing defect not a normal wear & tear issue.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe 21
Failure Date: 08/01/2006

The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the front passenger air bag warning light would illuminate when a heavy person was sitting in the seat. The vehicle was taken to the dealer at least four to five times and after running a diagnostic test, the contact was informed that there was nothing they could do to repair the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the issue who advised that there were no recalls for the failure and offered no further assistance. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 80,000.

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car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 22
Failure Date: 08/01/2004

The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe. The air bag warning light consistently illuminates on the instrument control panel when the seat was reclined. The error code has been reset over 15 times. Also the driver side seat and air bags were replaced due to a defective horn. None of the repairs have remedied the failure. The failure mileage was 10,000. The current mileage was 116,000.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 23
Failure Date: 02/03/2003

The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the air bag warning light was illuminated. The airbag and tension wires were reset numerous times within the last year, but the failure continuously recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure, but denied any assistance with repairs to the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 500 and the current mileage was 156,000.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 24
Failure Date: 01/01/1901

2004 Hyundai Santa Fe with air bag safety concerns customer states that the repair of the air bag warning light is the consumer stated that a safety device should last longer than 69,000 and he should not have to bare the responsibility of paying for the repair.

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