Last post on Nov 04, 2010 at 5:16 AM
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Hyundai Sonata, Car Safety, Sedan
#8 of 17 Re: 06 Sonata LX V6 - Airbag Problem With Remote Starter [leavemealone]
Apr 04, 2007 (5:28 am)
I am curious, when you filed this complaint with NHTS where did you place the blame? That is if you assigned blame at all. The reason I ask is I tend to agree totally with some others who posted here stating than you should not tinker with the current generation of vehicles that highly integrate all systems including safety through processors that have more "smarts" than the computers used by NASA for the moon shots. What does that mean? It means you cannot start hacking into these systems...cutting and splicing wiring..rerouting and re-placing pins on plugs and the like. The manufacturers of these aftermarket items will swear they are compatible with everything on the automotive market(otherwise who would buy one)but now at least you know better. If there is blame to be placed I hope you started with the remote starter manufacturer followed closely by...you for allowing you car to be played with in this manner then trying to blame Hyundai for the problem!!
#9 of 17 Re: 06 Sonata LX V6 - Airbag Problem With Remote Starter [targettuning]
Apr 04, 2007 (2:10 pm)
I filed the complaint in regards to the airbag sensor not working properly when a passenger enters the car after it has been started. The airbag will not deploy until the car has been shut off and turned on with the person sitting in the passenger's seat.
#11 of 17 Re: 06 Sonata LX V6 - Airbag Problem With Remote Starter [leavemealone]
Oct 31, 2010 (6:51 pm)
Btw, another problem...Wait till over 60k miles and your airbag light on the dashboard will come on...Hmmm....Not a recall, yet...I, also, filed a complaint...Since it's almost 400,000 under recall, it's not your remote starter...
#12 of 17 Re: 06 Sonata LX V6 - Airbag Problem With Remote Starter [leavemealone]
Nov 02, 2010 (2:25 pm)
I have the same year, make and model car as you and I was wondering something. If you use the remote starter while someone is in the seat, than the airbag light should stay off until you put the key in the ignition and turn to start position, right? If not, than there is something wrong with your remote starter unit. You may also want to at least have a dealer make sure the airbag itself is working properly when you use the remote starter when you say it's not on.
Nov 02, 2010 (7:21 pm)
After a few hrs of researching Hyundai problems, I have found out things I don't even want to know about. 1 - A remote starter has nothing to do with the airbag system in any car. I bet a dozen doughnuts that if you took the car back to where you had the remote starter installed and had them disconnect it, the problem would still be there. 2 - I have seen a multitude of posts about Hyundai's in front and side crashes over 25mph and the airbags NEVER deployed. Scary, huh? And this is over several models and several years. Airbags are "supposed" to be designed to deploy above 25mph. Alot of accidents were above 40mph and these people sustained major injuries that could have been prevented if the airbags actually deployed. Funny how Hyundai says in these instances that the car worked as designed. This is not only a lie, but criminal. The only time you should see an airbag light at all is when the car is started and the "idiot" lights do a self-test. The idiot lights are all the dashboard lights that come on when you start the car and go off in a couple of seconds. The problem with your passenger seat (and mine) is the air bladder that measures the weight on the cushion. It's a recalled and defective part. From my 120 lb. wife to her 270 lb. cousin, that light should never come on as no one on planet earth would consider them "child" weight. Here's the skinny. As far as the dashboard "airbag" light, I've heard several problems. It could be a low voltage battery ( I really laughed at this one), under-dash wiring harness problem, seatbelt sensor defective, under-the-seat connectors becoming disconnected when moving the seats, drinks spilling in the drink holders corroding wires, etc...Hyundai has a billion dollar problem on their hands and the only way for them to fix it is to deny it. The government should step in but they're too busy spending this country's wealth. Hence, don't hit anything. That could really ruin your day...
#15 of 17 Re: '06 Sonata [outforrepair]
Nov 03, 2010 (12:12 pm)
Yes, and after only a few MINUTES of on line research I found deployment and non-deployment issues (including recalls and NHTSA investigations) for the following manufacturers: Ford, Dodge, Chevrolet, BMW, VW, Toyota, Honda, Saturn and probably every other company if I had looked further. So, don't try to single out Hyundai as the only manufacturer with SRS issues. Further, I went to the link which you provided to read some of the "documented" Hyundai SRS non-deployment and unintended deployment issues and some make nice fictional reading but if you think I believe all there..guess again. I don't even think some of the earlier (1999-2000-2001) Hyundai models especially the Accent and Elantra even had side impact curtains and people there were suprised they didn't deploy???
#16 of 17 Re: '06 Sonata [targettuning]
Nov 03, 2010 (6:34 pm)
Calm down, targetpractice...We're specifically talking about Hyundai's here...What you THINK about other people having problems with their cars doesn't matter here...Hey, did you ever think that some people might not know exactly what airbag setup they have?...Don't know who pissed in yer Cherrios, but try adding somethng positive here...Seriously, it won't hurt...lol....
#17 of 17 Re: '06 Sonata [outforrepair]
Nov 04, 2010 (5:16 am)
I am calm...you should see me otherwise. However, linking to a site with dubious information, written by people who don't even know if their specific car has a side curtain system then complain when the non existing system didn't deploy isn't, in my opinion, useful. And, of course, what I THINK matters otherwise I'll just agree with you all the time.