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Hyundai Sonata 2007
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 18, 2013
Location:
Ventura, CA

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, there i was informed that they will perform the inspection and conditionally charge me $110 for it which i agreed and later my only options to get the car back after the inspection were either pay $110 inspection fee or the $350 to fix the issue which they deemed was not related to the recall and hence not covered. 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, having critical safety features (that disables the entire ocs!) fail on the car just after warranty is very unfortunate, in this case the seat buckle pre-tensioner failed and disabled the ocs system (although i believe the seat belt and airbag would have worked fine with slightly less function if pretensioner added feature is not available). please advise what i need to do since hyundai refused to refund my payment. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Hyundai Sonata 2007
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 25, 2013
Location:
Mattydale, NY

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. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 58000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5NPEU46F47H. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas.

Hyundai Xg350 2004
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 10, 2006
Location:
Bear, DE

chronic problem. air bag warning light continuously illuminated after starting engine. dealer cleared fault and attempted to fix issue multiple (7+) times, but never achieved a permanent resolution. each time it was reported to have been "resolved" by manipulation of connectors, rerouting of cables and/or replacing wiring harnesses. issue has been a chronic recurring problem for the entire life of the vehicle, and never been more than temporarily suppressed. dealer diagnosis presently is that a 3rd wiring harness now needs replacement, but hyundai motors is disallowing the work as not being covered by the in-force extended bumper-to-bumper warranty. this should have been previously fixed once and for all, and not dragged out by applying ineffective band-aid fixes until such time than they disavow further responsibility for the problem that they never truly fixed to begin with. briefly researching the subject, i find it remarkable at the volume of consumers reporting the same or similar experiences. an intuitively obvious conclusion that this is an engineering design fault that hyundai is well aware of, for which they have been incompetent or unwilling to properly implement a remediation post-sale. it is particularly unconscionable that they are ignoring their moral, if not legal, responsibility to provide protection for the vehicle occupants by initially delivering, and subsequently maintaining such a vital safety system. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 22790 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KMHFU45E44A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Hyundai Sonata 1999
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 04, 2014
Location:
Stoughton, MA

l was stopped on traffic on high way ,and some one, hit me on the back ,the guy was so fast problem more than 75 mph ,than my car float 20 foot ,and hit the car on my front and my air bags did not deploy or open , so the question is hyundai sonata 1999 usually have this problem , ???? *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 123000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KMHWF25S5XA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Hyundai Elantra 2013
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 14, 2013
Location:
Houston, TX

when i was sideswiped and then he drove down the whole left side of my car the airbags did not go off. i went up a some hill and hit cable box and still no airbags my back door was on the street afterwards. the front drivers door was pushed in about 3-5 inches and still not airbags they say he did not hit me in the right spot. some of the front and rear bumper is missing to. i am not sure where he needed to hit me if we have 6 airbags that should go off then why no airbags . i have seen less damage to a car and there airbags go off. i have own hyundai's for over 14 years and this car sucks . i will never pay again my car is totaled so i am still confused at where my airbags need to be hit to go off. *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 7902 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph.

Hyundai Azera 2007
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 15, 2011
Location:
El Paso, TX

the air bag dash light remains on. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 80000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KMHFC46F47A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas.

Hyundai Veracruz 2010
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 10, 2014
Location:
Liberty Lake, WA

the brakes failed to properly stop my 2010 hyundai veracruz while driving on a primary arterial road. there was no indication of any brake failure or warning light prior to this braking failure. brakes were working fine in stop and go traffic just prior to the failure. the brakes were applied for stopped traffic and the vehicle failed to stop. this resulted in a front to rear end collision at an approximate speed between 5 and 10 mph. there were no skid marks and during braking the brake pedal did not indicate that the abs was active (no pulsating of the pedal). the air bag deployed from the drivers steering wheel without injury to the driver of the hyundai. there were no other passengers in the hyundai nor in the impacted vehicle. the driver of the impacted vehicle did not seek immediate medical attention but did complain of back and neck pain. the front end of the hyundai has extensive damage, including frame damage, radiator damage, and engine damage. the impacted vehicle (a late 1960's truck) has rear bumper and frame damage. after discussions with both the investigating officer and the body shop owner, i contacted the local hyundai dealership and tried to speak with the service manager. i have left two (2) voicemail messages to date (both the day of the accident) and have not received a return phone call. this dealership had just completed the brake switch recall work on this vehicle on 12/24/13, including a complete inspection of the vehicle. nothing other than normal tire wear was reported on the dealership's inspection report. i am very concerned that there is a braking problem with this vehicle. when the dealership returns my call, i will ask hyundai for a full investigation of the accident, a review of the on-board computer, and any other diagnostics that can be retrieved from the vehicle. i also intend to contact hyundai direct with my concerns. *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 45198 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KM8NUDCC7AU. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 5 mph.

Hyundai Accent 2013
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 06, 2014
Location:
Summerville, SC

i was hit on the left front quarter panel area so hard the car spun around. the side airbags deployed but not the front ones. i had my seatbelt on however was slammed against the steering wheel and my hands impacted the passenger windshield. i was rendered unconscious and had a temporary lapse of memory. i know have a pinched nerve in my lower left back and severe pain and bruising in breast right should area. i have been told that it could take weeks or months to heal. my daughter bought the car brand new a few months ago and was never advised of any recall/safety issues. *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 11 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KMHCU4AE0DU. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 15 mph.

Hyundai Sonata 2006
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 12, 2012
Location:
Mareitta, GA

tl* the contact owns a 2006 hyundai sonata. the contact stated that the air bag warning light was constantly illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the buckle assembly pre tensioner needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 82,897.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 82897 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5NPEU46F86H. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Hyundai Sonata 2006
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 15, 2014
Location:
Sheboygan, WI

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". *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 52245 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5NPEU46F96H. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Hyundai Santa Fe 2006
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Nov 22, 2011
Location:
Bayamon, PR

2006 hyundai santa fe. the passenger's side air bag is on-off warning lamp illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the passenger's side tracking position sensor was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 42,000 and the current mileage was 53,000. i took the car again to the dealer and give the information about the recalls of the airbags (ocs). and the dealer said that i have to replace the seat completely and have to paid by my own. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 420000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KM8SB12B66U. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Hyundai Elantra 2011
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Oct 10, 2012
Location:
Syracuse, NY

tl* the contact owns a 2011 hyundai elantra. the contact stated while traveling various speeds, the contact crashed into a wall. the contact stated that the air bag deployed much later than the crash occurred and caused him to suffer bleeding to the brain and a broken nose due to making contact with the steering wheel. the vehicle was destroyed. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the failure mileage was approximately 33,000. the vin was unavailable.

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 33000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Hyundai Sonata 2007
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 21, 2012
Location:
San Dimas, CA

i noticed the air bag warning light was constantly on several weeks prior to servicing. 1/21/12 (97,624 mileage), code causing air bag light was cleared (code not indicated to owner). on 8/18/12 (111,685 mileage) the air bag warning light was constant again. dealer reset the light. on 1/17/14 (141,400 mileage approximate) vehicle was brought in for ocs and brake light recall. again air bag light was on code b1706 (passenger pretensioner) was scanned. dealer said air bag light issue is not covered under any recall and repair of this essential safety item would be the responsibility of the owner. i believe any safety related issue with the voluminous amount of complaints and issue as this one should be subject to a safety recall. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 97624 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5NPET46C47H. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas.

Hyundai Elantra 2013
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 23, 2014
Location:
The Colony, TX

during merge onto a major dallas tollway, traffic became stopped in the right lane and upon applying a hard brake of my car, the anti-lock brakes failed to engage, the seatbelt did not lock, my car felt as though it was accelerating even though i was pressing the brake pad hard. i hit the car in front of me once and then again before my car stopped, still running. my car sustained $8500 in damage to the front end, but the air bag did not even deploy. i have owned it for 15 months and have not had an issue of this nature in the past, however i am now concerned of the safety of this vehicle. *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 24000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5NPDH4AE7DH. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph.

Hyundai Sonata 2013
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 03, 2014
Location:
Westminster, CA

i took the exit on 605 north and stop at the light to turn right because there is a no turn on red sign. as the light turned green, i start the vehicle to turn right then got hit on the driver side up to the front end. the other vehicle ran the red light and his speed was about 45-50 mph. my car got hit hard at the front and turned 180 degree, none of the airbags was deployed. as a safety concern, i would like to file a complaint as i am gonna have a baby soon this year 2014. what if that another accident occur and the baby or my spouse in the car with me? *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 13116 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5NPEB4AC6DH. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 15 mph.

Hyundai Santa Fe 2007
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 27, 2014
Location:
Silver Spring, MD

driver side air bag failed to deploy despite extensive damage to the front of the vehicle on the driver's side. the initial insurance company report puts visible damage at 65% of value and anticipates additional, unseen damage will push cost above 75% and result in the vehicle being totaled. *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 103000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5NMSH13E97H. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph.

Hyundai Santa Fe 2006
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Oct 01, 2013
Location:
Sacramento, CA

air bags light is always lit on the dash. the sensor in middle of dash recognizes someone getting in the passengers side but per local shop there is a short in the srs system under the passengers seat. because of this, the air bags are disabled on passengers side. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 145000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KM8SC73DX6U. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Hyundai SANTA FE 2006 Drive type:AWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Hyundai Accent 2007
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Nov 01, 2013
Location:
Kissimmee, FL

tl* the contact owns a 2007 hyundai accent. the contact stated that the air bag sensor light illuminated. the vehicle was taken to an authorized repair shop where the air bag sensor was reset; however, the failure was not corrected and the contact was advised that the front passenger seat will need to be replaced in order to correct the air bag failure. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 55,000. the current mileage was 58,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 55000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KMHCM36C27U. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Hyundai Genesis 2012
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 21, 2012
Location:
Calabasas, CA

the vehicle was hit in the right rear quarter and then in the front, completely demolishing the front body work. only the passenger side window curtain airbag deployed, likely due to the initial right rear side impact. the sole occupant (driver) was not protected and was injured (cracked pelvis, cracked orbital bone, nose injury) because the steering wheel airbag system failed to deploy. the manufacturer was provided with photographic evidence showing the above, but has declined to address the issue because "we attempted to inspect your vehicle and believed that an inspection would have confirmed the proper operation of the vehicle's airbag system." the car was scrapped already and not available for inspection. photos provided to the manufacturer (and available to you) demonstrate clearly that the front bumper assembly bodywork was completely ripped off the car, yet the driver airbag did not deploy. that would seem to indicate a catastrophic failure of that intended safety feature. the manufacturer's assertion about confirmation of proper airbag system operation is not credible in view of the facts. please research the information and make sure that other drivers are not victimized by inadequate safety engineering. *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KMHHT6KD8CU. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 93 mph.

Hyundai Sonata 2012
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 31, 2014
Location:
Frederick, MD

the passenger side airbag deployed without reason. the tremendous force and flying debris caused the driver to react and brush the front passenger side wheel against the curb. plastic pieces were thrown throughout the front of the car. luckily, there were no injuries. earlier that same day the car had been serviced by the hyundai dealer for a radio issue. *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 35500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5NPEC4AB8CH. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 20 mph.


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