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Air Bag Light On Problems of Hyundai Sonata - part 1



Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 368 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: 12/01/2015

Air bag light in instrument panel remains on at all times. Esc indicator turns off at random times while driving. Rear suspension knocks when fuel tank is low (I. E. Near empty).

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car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 2
Failure Date: 11/15/2015

After starting the ignition, the red "air bag" light near odometer stays lit. Orange "passenger air bag off" light stays lit even when someone is sitting in the passenger seat. These lights remain on regardless of whether the car is stationary or in motion. I had this problem once before a few years ago. The dealer removed the passenger seat and sent it off to be fixed. The issue also happens periodically if something gets stuck under the passenger seat. The wires and connectors under the passenger seat are exposed. However, this time there is nothing stuck under the seat and the air bag lights remain on.

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car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 3
Failure Date: 10/31/2015

Horn has been replaced three times in the last year and a half and has gone out again. Also airbag indicator light on dash board is lit, Hyundai states faulty indicator light and no safety issue. The horn and the airbag are all located in the same place,there has to be an issue.

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car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 4
Failure Date: 10/15/2015

My main airbag light has came on and now stays on as if there is a problem with the air bags or sensor. As soon as I turned my car on and my husband and I were driving down the street to get the kids, the light came on for short while then went off and came back on not too long after, and since then will not go off at all. I have read many complaints online regarding issues with the air bags or air bag sensors. Some reports ended in a crash and air bags not functioning properly since their light came on. To me this is a safety issue, should not be held reliable for such an important part of safety within a vehicle. The air bag issue really needs to be looked into.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 5
Failure Date: 09/11/2015

The steering wheel is loose and making a clicking noise. The airbag light is on.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 6
Failure Date: 08/03/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated the air bag light illuminated on her instrumental panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The dealer determined the air bag had detached itself from the steering column and would need to be reattached. The manufacturer sent the contact a coupon of $100 and told her the rest of the repair would be at her expense. The contact confirmed she had never been in an accident. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 78,000. Az.

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car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 7
Failure Date: 08/01/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, in the night time, the head lights had not illuminate. The contact stated that the check engine and air bag indicators had illuminated. The failure occurred on several occasions. The contact drove the vehicle to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that it was a evap and O2 sensor that was needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000. In addition, the contact stated on another day the abs indicator had illuminated, causing the brake lights not to illuminated. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000. Kc.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 8
Failure Date: 07/26/2015

While driving alone the passenger seat belt light keeps blinking and the air bag light in the drivers console came on and wont turn off.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2008 Hyundai Sonata 9
Failure Date: 07/01/2015

Airbag lights on at all times.

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car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2008 Hyundai Sonata 10
Failure Date: 05/30/2015

Air bag light on dash will not go out. Passenger seatbelt air bag light also will not go out with or without someone in the seat. Both lights are still on after a warranty visit at the dealership. They cleared the codes and did the tensioner repair, but lights are still on. Several blogs with similar situations have come up with an internet search but even those people have spent the $ to fix the issue and the lights are still on for them too. Please fix!!!!!.


 
car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 11
Failure Date: 05/13/2015

I wish to make a complaint on the safety operation of this car. Since it was bought new from sansone auto mall the air bag light has come on 4 times and now a 5th time in may of 2015. The air bag light on the instrument cluster always points to the seat belt buckle on the drivers seat. Every time we take it to Hyundai they have no concern of the issue even though we complain. They say there is nothing they can do except replace the seat belt buckle assembly. They will not warranty anything. Also talked with Hyundai and they have no concern either on this safety issue. We fear the safety of not just the drive but the passengers should an accident occur and they air bags don't deploy or the seat belts work correctly. The front passenger seat cushion also became defective which had to be repaired as well. Hyundai and their dealership is charging us and average of $350. 00 each time for this issue which we believe is theirs. Apparently as we see it they have no concern for the safety of this model car series. We have to take it again for the same problem prior to motor vehicle inspection in July of 2015.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 12
Failure Date: 04/27/2015

In the mid of April, I received a extended warranty letter from Hyundai for my "air bag" light that has been on. It was for the air bag light due to resistance within the connector for the front seat belt buckle. On April 27, 2015 I scheduled my first appointment at savannah Hyundai. On invoice it stated: 135681 check and found history codes b1701 drivers seat buckle pretensioner resistance high b176 passenger seat buckle resistance clear codes no codes reset. I was told the problem was fixed. As I drove off the service lot, my air bag light went back on. On may 4, 2015, I went in for another diagnosis and was told that they needed my car to stay at the shop and they gave me a rental. They said they needed to send my seat off to be fixed. It was a few days that they had my car. On that invoice it stated: check air bag system for codes b1701 and b1706 driver and passenger front seat belt buckle pretensioner resistance high found service bullentin 15be002 install tie strap on driver and passenger seat belt buckle pretensioner connectors. On June 22, 2015 I came in savannah Hyundai once again because my air bag light warning came back on. I was told that my warranty was already extended was no longer under warranty and I would have to pay out of pocket if I wanted to fix this problem with my car. Which I had the extended warranty and had no idea why they were fighting with me with this. Fix the safety issue! on invoice it was noted that the TSB for pretensioner connectors were already performed and that the vehicle needs passenger buckle pretensioner and the TSB does not mention any warranty covering the replacement, only the zip tie installation. I called corporate and on may 29, 2015, they ordered the passenger seat buckle pretensioner and supposedly they fixed the issue. Today is July, 15, 2015 and my air bag warning lamp is on once again. I am very disappointed.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 13
Failure Date: 04/19/2015

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the air bag light intermittently illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 112,000.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 14
Failure Date: 04/15/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact started that vehicle and the front passenger's side air bag warning indicator illuminated continuously with an occupant present. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on three separate occasions and serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 08v161000 (air bags ) however, the remedy was insufficient. After the most recent repair the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 69,700. Js.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 15
Failure Date: 04/13/2015

My 07 Sonata had a recall for airbag issue which I took to local dealer to have corrected. The dealer had to ship the seat cushion out to add padding to fix airbag light staying on. After a couple of months the airbag light came back on and I took it back to the dealer and they said it must be an issue with the seat. I've been waiting 2 weeks for Hyundai to contact the dealer to see if the will cover the cost to replace the seat due to the airbag issue. My spouse drives this car with my kids and it's unsafe to have to be driving around like this while they take their sweet time.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 16
Failure Date: 02/27/2015

I have been getting an airbag light on my dash. The problem was traced to the drivers' side seat belt. This is odd since I only have 67,000 on the car, and probably less than 10,000 on the car with a passenger.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 17
Failure Date: 02/25/2015

The airbag light is on. The shop said it has to do with the drivers seat pretensioner circuit. In reading for issues, I found that the issue may be covered by warrant of 15 yrs or 250,000 as agreed by Hyundai to have you close your investigation. I have called Hyundai regarding your case NHTSA action number: pe14023. This case was closed because Hyundai said they would extend the warranty - I am calling the Hyundai service department - they say they don't know anything about this agreement. In reading the web for complaints about Hyundai, it looks like they are not recognizing this agreement with anyone.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2004 Hyundai Sonata 18
Failure Date: 01/27/2015

The contact owns a 2004 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the driver side air bag light illuminated while the seat was occupied. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 110,000.

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car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 19
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.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2008 Hyundai Sonata 20
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.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 21
Failure Date: 01/12/2015

Airbag light went on again. Took to dealer for second time and they confirmed there was a fault in the seat belt buckle that trips up the airbag system. Quote is $310 to fix on top of $130 they charged me to determine reason for air bag light.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 22
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 23
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 24
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 25
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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