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Air Bag Light On Problems of Hyundai Sonata - part 1



Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 322 problems related to air bag light on (under the air bag category).

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 1
Failure Date: 01/20/2015

My 2006 Hyundai Sonata's air bag light stays on. I took it to dealership. They said the problem is due to faulty passenger seat belt tensioner. This matches the description stated in NHTSA action number: pe14023. This investigation was closed because Hyundai will extend the warranty to 15 years or 250k miles. My Hyundai dealership does not honor this warranty because they did not get notice from corporate. I called Hyundai customer connect center 1-855-671-3059 with this issue and provided the NHTSA case number. I talked to a agent and his supervisor and his supervisor. Neither acknowledge the existence of this NHTSA action number: pe14023. They said I had to repair this on my own cost. I am surprised to hear that Hyundai just ignores the authority of NHTSA especially on the airbag issue. I have recorded the phone conversation with both supervisors for reference.

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car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2008 Hyundai Sonata 2
Failure Date: 01/17/2015

The front passenger seat belt buckle assembly failed, took to dealership and code of b1518 came up. Basically the seat belt buckle needs to be replaced and then when replaced the air bag light on the dashboard will go away. With the eror in the seat belt buckle, this thus illuminates the air bag light on the console. This seems to be a known issue with this make, model and year and yet Hyundai is not doing anything about this and wants us to pay everything out of pocket.

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car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 3
Failure Date: 01/07/2015

Since purchasing my car new in 2006, I have had to have the passenger side seat belt buckle replaced twice. First on oct 6, 2010, then on oct 25, 2013. Both times it was related to the air bag light illuminating on the dashboard and staying on consistently. In 2010, I was told it was a faulty seat belt part. Hyundai replaced it under warranty. In 2013, I was again told it was an issue with the same seat belt part, and this time I was charged $164. 31 for the replacement. This week, the air bag light came on again. I can only assume it's, once again, a faulty seat belt buckle. I called the dealership who did the previous repair (davis Hyundai in NJ) and they said it was only covered under warranty for 12 months. . So I would have to pay for the replacement again. I googled the issue and it seems to be under investigation by your group. It's clearly a safety issue. . I don't think I should have to pay to have it fixed again, and really I think Hyundai should reimburse me for the first repair. If they can't figure out how to make a seat belt buckle that functions properly, they have no business making cars. Any help would be hugely appreciated. I planned to go through the bbb as well, but wanted to add to the number of complaints filed. I have records of all previous repairs.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 4
Failure Date: 01/02/2015

Air bag light on at driver side- Hyundai says it is caused by passenger side seat buckle. Dealer and Hyundai corporate office says this is not covered under NHTSA action number pe14023. Unless I am reading NHTSA action number pe14023 incorrectly I think it should be??? concerned about driving now.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 5
Failure Date: 01/01/2015

Air bag light on the dash illuminated. Brought it to a mechanic and they said it was a faulty sensor in the seat belt latch.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2009 Hyundai Sonata 6
Failure Date: 12/23/2014

Air bag light turned “on” the dash of the 2009 Hyundai Sonata. Called and reported to Hyundai (case # upon NHTSA request) and then took the vehicle to a Hyundai dealer. Vehicle has 26,456 miles on 12/23/2014. Dealer description of fault – scanned for dtcs, b1322 and b1324 present and active in srs system. Cleared codes and attempted wcs reset procedure via gds, reset failed and dtcs returned. Passenger seat bottom needs replaced per TSB 09-bd-007. Customer declined repairs at this time. Quoted $2,189, tax included. I paid $127. 43 to diagnose the srs system problem. The NHTSA has a campaign (recall # 08v161000) for the failure of occupant classification system (OCS) in the right front seat for 2006 – 2008 Hyundai Sonatas. This 2009 Hyundai Sonata was manufactured on 01/8/2008. These early manufactured 2009 Hyundai Sonatas should be included in NHTSA campaign (recall # 08v161000) since the same 2008 passenger seat bottom part was probably used in these vehicles. The failure of occupant classification system (OCS) in the right front seat is a safety issue that the NHTSA needs to address.

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car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2009 Hyundai Sonata 7
Failure Date: 12/23/2014

Air bag light turned ¿on� the dash of the 2009 Hyundai Sonata. Called and reported to Hyundai (case # upon NHTSA request) and then took the vehicle to a Hyundai dealer. Vehicle has 26,456 miles on 12/23/2014. Dealer description of fault ¿ scanned for dtcs, b1322 and b1324 present and active in srs system. Cleared codes and attempted wcs reset procedure via gds, reset failed and dtcs returned. Passenger seat bottom needs replaced per TSB 09-bd-007. Customer declined repairs at this time. Quoted $2,189, tax included. I paid $127. 43 to diagnose the srs system problem. The NHTSA has a campaign (recall # 08v161000) for the failure of occupant classification system (OCS) in the right front seat for 2006 ¿ 2008 Hyundai Sonatas. This 2009 Hyundai Sonata was manufactured on 01/8/2008. These early manufactured 2009 Hyundai Sonatas should be included in NHTSA campaign (recall # 08v161000) since the same 2008 passenger seat bottom part was probably used in these vehicles. The failure of occupant classification system (OCS) in the right front seat is a safety issue that the NHTSA needs to address.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 8
Failure Date: 12/19/2014

The airbag light on the dashboard came on at approx. 101,550 miles and has remained on since. Mileage now at 102,049. Light remains on regardless on if there is a passenger seated or not. Please advise status on a recall for this defect which by all the readings complaints noted on line, is for sure an issue.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 9
Failure Date: 12/10/2014

I notice the air bag light stays on. I took it to the Hyundai dealer with in a week to have it fixed they said I would have to pay to get it fix. They told me that it was something in the seat belt connection and it was electroanal or some kind of sensor to turn the light off. So I asked will the air bag still work if I was in a accident? they said no because its not making the right connection to turn off the light and activate the airbag. So thats the only car I have to go from home to work and back or for anything else. So what am I to do? thank you.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 10
Failure Date: 12/10/2014

I started having issues with my air bag light coming on intermittently two years ago at about 55,000 miles. I brought it in to the dealer for a corrosion recall and spoke with them about the air bag light. They told me if it stays on solid then return and they will look into it for me. I probably could have had it repaired at that point had they looked into it further. So now light is on all the time, took it in today and it is "seat belt buckles" that is causing issue, repair is 700 dollars and need my car for at least 4-5 days. I am guessing it will take another class action law suit to have Hyundai stand behind their product again and issue recalls for it's customers. I called corporate and inquired about investigations into making this a recall but obviously didn't get anywhere. The service department informed me that the air bags do not work now at all. I saw many other similar complaints about this issue, Hyundai obviously does not have the satisfaction or the safety of their customers as a priority.


 
car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 11
Failure Date: 12/02/2014

My 2006 Hyundai Sonata air bag light illuminated on my dash. I took my car into the dealer on 12/9/15 and after a $120 diagnosis fee was told that I needed to replace the seat belt buckle and that the cost would be near $500. Unfortunately, I do not have the money to replace the part and was told that my air bags will not work. I have seen many more complaints about this same problem. This is a safety issue and there should be a recall for this issue!.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 12
Failure Date: 12/01/2014

Driving along, and the airbag light illuminated. Dealer says drivers side seat belt buckle failed and now, airbag light remains illuminated, possible failure of airbags.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 13
Failure Date: 11/28/2014

Airbag light illuminates. Was told by dealership it is a problem with an electric circuit inside the seatbelt buckle and that it can lead to problems with airbag. Checked online and saw many many Hyundai Sonata 2006 and 2007 users complaining of the same problem. On the Hyundai paperwork they wrote: " scanned and found code b1701 driver seat belt buckle shorted needs driver seat belt buckle parts and labor".

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car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 14
Failure Date: 11/11/2014

Air bag light came on , so took it to dealer an they said passenger seat belt buckle needs replacement at the cost of 400 bucks. So air bags won't deploy an seat belt may not work. This is dangerous an should be a recall on this vehicle as I see it has happened to lots of people years 2006 2007 2008. When can we expect the recall on this. I would like to get my car fixed. Thanks, michelle.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 15
Failure Date: 11/10/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the air bag light stays on. The contact toke the vehicle to the dealer where it was not diagnosed because it cost to much. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Rwk.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2005 Hyundai Sonata 16
Failure Date: 11/10/2014

Are my airbags a problem? were they manufactured by takata? the air bag light has remained on since I bought the car used. Should I get them replaced? am I in danger from airbags?.

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car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 17
Failure Date: 10/24/2014

While driving I noticed that my air bag light came on, I immediately went to the dealer. They said that my passenger seat belt is defected. They said the cost of fixing is approximately $500. 00, and the initial fee was $110. I looked online and there has been alot of complaints about this same issue.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 18
Failure Date: 10/06/2014

Air bag sensor frequently mistakes an adult for a child and turns off. In addition, the air bag light has been on for at 3 years. Auto had about 125000 miles when thge air bag light came on. Took the car to a dealer and they informed me I would have to pay well over $1,000 to repair the air bag sensor in the passenger side seat. Instead, I bought black tape to cover the air bag light. I thought this safety defect woulh have been recalled by now. Apparently, none of the airbags will deploy in an accident. This does not make sense, given the remaining airbag sensors mosdt likely work. I am the original owner of things car.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 19
Failure Date: 09/22/2014

Recently I took my car into the Hyundai dealership for an oil change. The next day my air bag light came on and will not turn off. I have also had this problem with the tpms light. The dealership hooked my car up to diagnostics for the tpms light and said they fixed it. However couple days later the light came back on. They want to charge every time just to look at it when they already looked at the tpms light. I am afraid the same thing is going to happen with the airbag light. They want a $100 to look at it when they should already know Sonata has had several if not hundreds of complaints about this exact issue.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 20
Failure Date: 09/19/2014

Airbag light in instrument cluster is illuminated - diagnostic test revealed belt buckle sensor is not functioning.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2008 Hyundai Sonata 21
Failure Date: 09/17/2014

1st air bag light came on and stayed on. Second seat belt light keeps on blinking.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2009 Hyundai Sonata 22
Failure Date: 09/03/2014

Air bag light on the display has come up and it won't go away. Took the vehicle to dealer and I was told that there is spring in the steering wheel worth $450 need to be replaced. Also I have been asked to replace passenger seat belt buckle assembly costing more than $350, to correct the airbag light. I read that an investigation is going on for 2008 Hyundai Sonata for the mentioned seat belt buckle. Please conduct an investigation into the mentioned air bag issue to find out if this is a widespread issue with the model and get the manufacturer to bear the cost.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2008 Hyundai Sonata 23
Failure Date: 08/21/2014

Air bag light is illuminated. Was told problem was seat belt pre-tensior on the driver side. Also, seat belt buckle sensor bad in passenger buckle. On going investigation by NHTSA now for these issues on 2006-2008 Hyundai Sonata's. Quoted price of $575. 00 to fix problem.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 24
Failure Date: 08/20/2014

The air bag light came on so I took the car into the dealer for a diagnosis ($75). They told me there are two issues - the OCS which is already under recall so no charge and the other is the driver side seat belt issue reported by many others here. I was told that this $300+ repair is necessary for the airbag system to work properly. Clearly this should be a recall item or at least repaired at no charge if it occurs. Also, the dealer wouldn't even credit me for the diagnostic fee even though one of the issues is a recall and the other is going to be repaired by the dealer.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 25
Failure Date: 08/13/2014

Air bag light on. This is a continuing issue with this vehicle. This is a safety issue and I feel it should be repaired not at my expense. Contacted dealer and also contacted Hyundai customer assistance center. I was told that there was a previous recall but the vehicle is out of warranty it has to be repaired again at my expense. I feel that this being a safety issue, Hyundai should take care of their customers.

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