Warning Light On Problems of Hyundai Santa Fe - part 1

Hyundai Santa Fe owners have reported 44 problems related to warning light on (under the air bag category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Hyundai Santa Fe based on all problems reported for the Santa Fe.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe 1
Failure Date: 02/20/2018

Car airbag warning light has been on intermittently while car was in factory warranty (bumper to bumper, 5 year 60k miles). Reported to dealer while within warranty, dealer only cleared it without investigating cause. Warning light intermittently on and off over the years, but never thought it a problem until 2018 MA state inspection would fail if airbag light on. Had code read at Hyundai dealership and came out as b1448, occupant classification mat defect. Researched and found same code was recalled in 2007, 2008 for sonata, but not for my Santa Fe. Contacted Hyundai USA and requested they replace it for free. They declined and blamed me for not further pursuing it while vehicle was within warranty.

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car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe 2
Failure Date: 04/04/2017

Exactly 2,000 miles after my 60,000 mile warranty expired, my car experienced a failure of the air bag control module which also impacted steering, yaw/stability and other vehicle safety features. The warning lights came on while I was starting the vehicle but I encountered no issues when driving it 25 minutes to a dealership to have it checked out (fortunately). It took from 2 pm April 4 to 4 pm April 6 to get the necessary repairs done (the part had to be special ordered). It was not covered by either the expired 60,000 mile warranty or the extra ($1,500) 100,000 mile warranty (I was told that that warranty did not cover safety issues).

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car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 3
Failure Date: 01/15/2017

Tl- the contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated on and off. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage 150,000. The VIN was unavailable. Lt.

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car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 4
Failure Date: 11/01/2016

The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the drivers side and the front passenger side air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the drivers side and front passenger side seat belts needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 05v450000 (air bags) and 05v527000 (air bags). The approximate failure mileage was 120,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe 5
Failure Date: 05/16/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the front driver side air bag warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The independent mechanic was unable to retrieve a fault code. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 57,000.

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car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 6
Failure Date: 04/25/2016

My address is 32 sobieski st buffalo NY 14212. My name is toyuba. The problem in my car is fuel level sensor when I drive in highway my fuel gauge is goes crazy their going up then down then warning light no fuel in tank but fuel is full that the problem in my car.

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car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 7
Failure Date: 04/01/2016

The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 135,000.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 8
Failure Date: 01/12/2016

The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while driving at 20 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000. The VIN was unavailable.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 9
Failure Date: 12/18/2015

The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the air bag warning light remained illuminated as a failure progressed with the driver side seat belt. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the seat belt buckle needed to be replaced. The contact was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 05v527000 (air bags) and NHTSA campaign number: 05v450000 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 10
Failure Date: 09/15/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while parked, the air bag warning light illuminated. The failure occurred constantly. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 104,000. Jo.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 11
Failure Date: 06/05/2015

The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai sante fe. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000.

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car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe 12
Failure Date: 04/27/2015

The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe. When the ignition was turned to the on position, the air bag warning light illuminated continuously. The failure recurred continuously. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the clock spring assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 58,000.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 13
Failure Date: 04/01/2015

The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 11v472000 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 68,000.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 14
Failure Date: 10/28/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the air bag warning light continuously illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the sensor in the front passenger side seat belt needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 79,500. Djr.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 15
Failure Date: 10/28/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that after the vehicle was started, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000. Ss.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 16
Failure Date: 09/15/2014

The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 05v450000 (air bags) however, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bag module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 57,200. Updated 5/4/cn.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe 17
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.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 18
Failure Date: 04/11/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated when starting the vehicle the air bag warning light blinked on and off and then the air bag warning light illuminated continuously. The vehicle was taken to the dealer the vehicle was diagnosed to have a loose connection. The wiring was reconnected but the failure continued to recur. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage 15,500. The contact will follow up with the manufacturer at 800-633-5151. Am.

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car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe 19
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.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 20
Failure Date: 08/14/2013

On day the air bag warning light came on on the vehicle and has never gone off. The dealer told me that the air bag control module had failed. The dealer told me the repair would cost $450!. I could not afford to spend that much money to have it fixed. I have already spent over $3000 on repairs for this vehicle and I cannot afford to put any more money it to. From the number of air bag complaints I have seen I think there should be a recall issued.

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car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe 21
Failure Date: 02/01/2013

The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the clock spring needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 11v472000 (air bags) however, the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was unknown.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe 22
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 23
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 24
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.

car image   Warning Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 25
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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