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Air Bag Light On Problems of Hyundai Sonata - part 1

Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 287 problems related to air bag light on (under the air bag category).

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2009 Hyundai Sonata 1
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.

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car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2008 Hyundai Sonata 2
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.

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car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 3
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.

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car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 4
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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car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 5
Failure Date: 08/09/2014

Air bag light came on. Had the vehicle sent in to dealership last year for the same problem. Car is in great condition do not know why the light keeps coming up. A recall needs to be initiated to fix the problem once and for all. This could be a potential danger for my kids.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 6
Failure Date: 08/07/2014

Two weeks ago my air bag light came on. Brought the vehicle into the dealer this morning and they tell me that I need a new passenger seatbelt buckle. Failure to replace this incredibly expensive part would result in the failure of the airbags to deploy in the event of a crash. Also, the state I live in would not allow the vehicle to pass inspection with this light being on. So I can not wait for a recall, I have to replace this part now. Seeing as how many others have reported this problem and it directly relates to the safety of the vehicle I do not understand why this seatbelt buckle has not yet been recalled.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2005 Hyundai Sonata 7
Failure Date: 07/28/2014

Your probe into the Hyundai Sonata airbag issue should be expanded to earlier models as we have a 2005 and what you are initially explaining affects our vehicle also. We have had the airbag light reset a few times by the dealer (zimbrik Hyundai in madison, WI). They initially stated that it was just a wire under the seat that needed to be reattached. They'd do that and turn off the airbag light, it'd be ok for a few months, then the light would come back on. They eventually stated they wanted to repack the airbag for thousands of dollars, seemed somewhat like a scam, so we no longer go it fixed and have been driving with the airbag light on.

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car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 8
Failure Date: 07/26/2014

While I was driving a couple days ago my air bag light came on. It has stayed on for 3 days now. I called Hyundai customer service and they stated that the seat belt issue is under investigation. I was informed that since this has not been recalled, I must pay $100 for a diagnostic check and then hundreds of more dollars to get it fixed with no guarantee that it will be reimbursed. This is ridiculous that I must pay for a known safety issue to be fixed because a government agency is so slow moving in forcing a recall. This is a known issue that puts lives at risk. This needs to be recalled immediately and those of us that have paid for it be reimbursed.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 9
Failure Date: 07/24/2014

Airbag light remains lit, suspected it had to do with passenger airbag recall. Dealer says not, that it is the passenger seat belt pretensioner and that in an accident the seat belt system would not work if not fixed and wants to charge $485 to do so. This is a safety issue and needs to be added to the recall because, based on the number of complaints I see, this is obviously a parts failure. Since the driver's side gets used far more often than the passenger, it is hasn't failed as a result of use.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 10
Failure Date: 07/23/2014

The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the air bag indicator would illuminate each time the vehicle was started. The dealer stated that the front seat belt receivers needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 90,400.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 11
Failure Date: 07/14/2014

Over the course of a few days, the driver's air bag light started to be lit continuously while an occupant was in the seat. Initially, the light would come on and then go out after a few moments. However, after approximately a week of the on/off, the light then remained lit anytime the car was on. A few weeks later, the esc off light began to light up while driving the car. The light would come on while the car was in motion and would not shut off/turn esc on unless the car was stopped, turned off, and then back on. The issue has appeared sporadically, usually when associated with a turn. It has happened approximately 10 times thus far.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2008 Hyundai Sonata 12
Failure Date: 07/07/2014

The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag indicator failed to illuminate when the seat was occupied. The contact stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 08v161000 (air bag). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 13
Failure Date: 07/01/2014

We had the passenger seat re-calibrated due to lit airbag light sometime last year under the previous recall - we were not notified by Hyundai at all and instead, were told by the dealer when we took the car in that it was a recall item, which we found unconscionable on the manufacturer's part. We could not afford an airbag repair and drove the car for over a year, and found out later that the defect would render the entire system nonfunctional. The airbag light is lit again - the dealer told us not to put anything on the passenger seat besides a person so as not to trigger "something". When I inquired again about the lit airbag light, the dealer told me "it could be the seat belt" and quoted a price well over $100. It is clear the dealer, capital city Hyundai in tallahassee, florida is already aware of the problem, and therefore, so is Hyundai. Now I see that this is an emerging problem through an edmund's article dated July 25, 2014 - please compel Hyundai to act on this defect as soon as possible. My college aged son and teen daughter use the car and I worry constantly about their safety. Consumers should not have to pay for a defect involving safety at all - I paid for the car once!!.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 14
Failure Date: 07/01/2014

Same problem as others have described, passenger side air bag light came on then I noticed the flashing air bag light on the dash (I had a piece of paper in front of it). I'm going by my dealer today but I don't expect any good news. It's unbelievable to me a safety item like this isn't covered warranty/recall. If as others have said, I assure you this is my first & last Hyundai.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 15
Failure Date: 06/05/2014

I just recently bought the car from a dealer on June 5, 2014. I noticed that the driver airbag light was on and asked the dealer about it and he stated it was an easy fix. However after two visit to the dealer the problem has not been fixed. I also notice that when we are driving and I am sitting in the passenger seat the passenger air bag light is going off and on sometimes it turns off for over an hour. I am very concerned about this.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 16
Failure Date: 06/02/2014

I received a letter from Hyundai that my car was under recall (issue with the passenger air bag being DE-activated) & urged me to visit the dealer if OCS light was on. Hence I took it to the dealership based on this safety recall notice. They checked the system and the front passenger seat and said there was no problem and that my system was fine. Less than 1 month later the red airbag light appeared on my dash board intermittently for about a week before it came on and stayed on permanently. I returned to the dealer to have them run a system check and was informed that the issue was a sensor was triggered due to a faulty passenger seat belt assembly and needed to be replaced at the cost of approximately $400!!! I informed the dealer that the airbag light did not come on until after they supposedly worked on or checked the airbag system due to the recall in the 1st place. I was told that this had nothing to do with the recall issue and that I would have to pay at my expense because it was not covered by warranty. Because I did not have $400 just laying around to spend, the problem has not been fixed yet and now my vehicle has failed the safety inspection due to the airbag issue!!! if Hyundai has a manufacturing defect should it not be their responsibility to inspect it to see if the recall is applicable instead of charging the customer for it? secondly, if this investigation proves that Hyundai has installed defective safety equipment in these vehicles across the board, shouldn't every customer who had to pay out of pocket expense to have the seat belts replaced be fully reimbursed?.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 17
Failure Date: 05/10/2014

The airbag light turned on during a 200 mile road trip, where there was no accident or any kind of incident. The airbags in this vehicle were never deployed. The airbag light is now always on. I just saw the notice from NHTSA on this issue and decided to file a complaint.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 18
Failure Date: 04/24/2014

Second time air bag light . . First time right side at 72000 mi. . Nor 840000 right side repair 300. 00 plus not cover by any saftey recall . Light stays on air bags disables. .

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2004 Hyundai Sonata 19
Failure Date: 04/23/2014

The air bag light came on and will not go out. Afraid to call dealer since repair could cost close to $500. 00.

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car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 20
Failure Date: 04/15/2014

Air bag light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the passenger front seat belt buckle needed to be replaced.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 21
Failure Date: 04/01/2014

My air bag light came on and has stayed on consistently. Our mechanic read the code and it is the passenger side seat beat buckle. I have been told by Hyundai that their warranties only cover seat belts and air bags for 5 years or 60,000 miles. I cannot believe they advertise as "America's best warranty. " I know this affects whether the air bags would function properly in an accident, so I urge you to please force them to recall this item and repair and/or replace it for anyone affected for free. Fyi, I did have this problem with a Honda accord in the past and Honda did not even question repairing it-it is warranted for the lifetime of the car. I will certainly never buy another Hyundai again and will encourage anyone I know not to buy one either. Again, please force Hyundai to correct this problem with a recall. Thank you for your time and investigation.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 22
Failure Date: 03/13/2014

Air bag light illuminated and will not go off. For a few weeks, anytime the drivers seat was adjusted, it would trigger the air bag light on the dash but once the seat was moved, it would go off. Now to the point, it will not shut off the air bag light. Similar thing happened last summer, took to dealer and had to pay to have system cleared as Hyundai is the only one with the proper tool to "scrub the air bag memory". My concern, is will the air bags go off in the event of an accident? why should I have to go back to the dealer to pay to have error cleared if no misuse on my end? it appears by reading this site that many Hyundai owners have experienced similar issues so perhaps this is a recall?.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 23
Failure Date: 01/15/2014

My spouse reported to me that the airbag for drivers side came on and stayed on. Two days ago, I took the car to work (readjusting the seat) and the light was not on. I had read about this issue in online forums for my make and year and this problem and there was mention that if you move the seat forward and back that you can get the light to turn off. Well, I tried that and unfortunately for me the light came on and has stayed on. We previously had the vehicle for the passenger side airbag recall and had that taken care of. I took the car to our dealer to find out if they had similar occurrences and was surprised by my service adviser's attitude. He appeared guarded and was very unlike him. I usually get all my service done there. It seems to me that I was not the first one with this problem. He told me that first I'd have to get a diagnosis ($79+ tax), then any repairs ( anywhere from $300 to 1500. ) would be my responsibility as the vehicle is out of warranty. I also asked if the airbag light is on, does the airbag not work and was told yes. I just went to NHTSA today and looked in the complaint section for this vehicle and found numerous people with the same issue. Requiring airbags in vehicles is a federal law requirement, so why then if these systems fail without any owners negligence, are the manufacturers not required to see that they get repaired? what triggers a recall? after talking with one of your representatives, a short time ago, I asked that question and she said that NHTSA can't force a manufacturer for just anything. I said, "someone whose airbag doesn't deploy in a crash and dies might trigger a recall?" the representative replied, "those are you words, mot mine".

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 24
Failure Date: 12/25/2013

Hyundai had recall for airbag light. I took it in for the recall November 2013 and they supposedly fixed the problem. Less than a month later-December 25, 2013 my air bag light went back on. Took it back to dealer who said it's not the airbag problem, but seat belt-code b1706 for passenger seat belt-said the seatbelt needed to be replaced. Asked if this was covered as part of their recall as it seems to be safety issue? I was told no-I was responsible to replace it-approximately $250. 00. Airbag light is now off-seems like it is working, but tech said they did not guarantee the airbag would deploy if in an accident! I told him it should be a safety issue then and they should be responsible for this. He said no--my problem. I have grandchildren who ride in my car sometimes and I have no choice but to fix it, but again-it seems to be related to the air bag recall since it triggers that light and they will not guarantee the airbag will deploy if in an accident--I feel Hyundai should be responsible for this. If people do not fix this and have an accident, there could be a loss of lives due to this problem. I feel Hyundai should be responsible-seems to be a large defect from what I see on line-lots of problems with airbags/seat belts.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2004 Hyundai Sonata 25
Failure Date: 12/10/2013

Air bag light illuminated, called the dealer to ask about a recall they said none were issued, however it needed to get looked at because there could be a defect. And the possiblity that the air bags could deploy on their own at any time or not deploy at all in an accident. The cost to have this problem looked at would be around $125. 00 which would be subtracted from the cost of the repair if you chose to get it fixed by the dealer the total cost could run at least $500. 00 I was wondering if there has been any other complaints regarding this problem.

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