Last post on Jun 04, 2012 at 8:39 AM
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#263 of 272 Re: Passenger seat Cushion for Hyundai Sonata 2008 [pekelopd]
May 21, 2012 (5:46 am)
Thank you for your response. the passenger sides move often times whenever I give a ride to my mom =). However, on the driver side, I do not move the seat a lot. The dealers said, there was no recall regarding my case so I could not argue with them. As you said, you have a 2006 one. do you sell it? please let me know, I am irritated by the light that keeps blinking when I drive so I always end up putting the passenger seat belt on even if there is no passenger. Also since i live in VA every year we have inspection and it will not pass unless I take care of it.
#264 of 272 Re: Passenger seat Cushion for Hyundai Sonata 2008 [yosi]
May 21, 2012 (5:29 pm)
Hi, I still have my 2006 sonata 2.4L with 46000 miles on it. There is a recall affecting 2006-2008 sonatas, regarding the airbag and passenger front seat cushion which houses the pressure sensor which activates the airbag and seatbeat light.... you should call the 800 number and speak to someone about it. Sounds like your dealer is trying to avoid this. Did you buy the car new? or used? Is your sonata a 4 or 6 cylinder? What is your mother's approx. weight? Or the weight of any other passengers that sit in the front seat? Check out these links, google other TSB/recalls on the sonata. Good luck! Let me know how you do.
NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 08V161000
Recall Date: 2008-04-10
HYUNDAI IS RECALLING 393,308 MY 2006-2008 SONATA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN ADVANCED AIR BAG SYSTEM WHICH FEATURES AN OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) IN THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT. THE PURPOSE OF THE OCS IS TO DISABLE THE RIGHT PASSENGER SEAT FRONT AIR BAG WHEN IT DETECTS THE PRESENCE OF A CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM OR SMALL CHILD IN THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT. THE RIGHT FRONT AIR BAG IS DISABLED TO PREVENT INJURIES TO A CHILD THAT MAY RESULT FROM A RIGHT FRONT AIR BAG INFLATION DURING A CRASH.
MISCLASSIFICATION OF A SMALL STATURE ADULT AS A CHILD IN THE RIGHT FRONT PASSENGER SEAT MAY CAUSE THE RIGHT FRONT AIR BAG TO NOT INFLATE IN AN ACCIDENT THAT MERITS AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT AND MAY RESULT IN INJURY TO THE RIGHT FRONT OCCUPANT.
DEALERS WILL VERIFY THAT THE OCS DOES NOT PROPERLY RECOGNIZE A PROPERLY SEATED ADULT OCCUPANT. AFTER VERIFICATION, DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT CUSHION ASSEMBLY AND SHIP IT TO AN EVALUATION AND REPAIR FACILITY. THIS FACILITY WILL EVALUATE AND REPAIR OR REPROGRAM THE SEAT CUSHION AND OCS AS NECESSARY. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT MAY 26, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI AT 1-800-633-5151.
HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
#265 of 272 Re: Oil problems [pergram]
May 22, 2012 (10:51 am)
Please message me with more details. Mine did the EXACT same thing and I am at 75k miles. Literally, tick, tick, boom. No engine and now they are not wanting to honor their platimum warranty that I paid for when I bought it new. I am seeing a potential recall, but they don't seem to care.
#266 of 272 Re: Oil problems [firefighter602]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
May 23, 2012 (6:37 am)
Make sure to report your issues at www.safecar.gov. Owners reporting issues there is the best way to force a recall.
#267 of 272 Re: Passenger seat Cushion for Hyundai Sonata 2008 [pekelopd]
May 29, 2012 (8:26 am)
Thanks for your response. I have opened up a case with www.safecar.gov and apparently there was a recall reagrding a passenger side cushion. There is a campaign # listed there (08V161000 (AIR BAGS)) and aparently my care was never fixed for that recall. Now I have called Hyundai and provided the info. Hyundai has its own campaign # and it is 083. I have set an appointment with them this afternoon. I will let you know how the result. I hope they will respect the recall and fix the issue.
#268 of 272 Re: Oil problems [kirstie_h]
May 29, 2012 (8:37 am)
I wish I saw your comment a bit earlier. But I did and I found out that there was a recall for my model and when I provided them with my VIN number they confirmed that my car was not repaired for that recall. either way they need to do something about the recall. I hope this will help other owners as well.
#269 of 272 Re: Oil problems [yosi]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
May 29, 2012 (9:01 am)
Well, I am a "ma'am" rather than a "sir," but I'm glad you were able to find info about the recall. Sometimes this happens when people buy a vehicle used - I presume yours was used - somehow, the ownership info doesn't get transferred, or the previous owner got the recall notice and ignored it.
#270 of 272 Re: Passenger seat Cushion for Hyundai Sonata 2008 [yosi]
May 29, 2012 (4:30 pm)
hopefully things will go well from here on out. I got the recall notice, but felt no need to have it checked/reprogrammed/replaced since I was not and have not been experiencing problems with it. If I recall correctly, I read somewhere that the dealer will need to remove the seat cushion and test (send in for testing?) and determine if a replacement is necessary. Out of curiosity, are you the original owner? Or did you buy the car used?
#271 of 272 Re: Oil problems [kirstie_h]
May 30, 2012 (5:41 am)
I am sorry Ma'am, lol
Well, I went to the dealership and showed them with the recall from safercar.gov. Unfortunately, from what they told me, my car's VIN is not part of the recall on hyundai's database as a result I need to have it fix with my own expense. They are looking for a used part that matches my car. But thank you for taking time to give me an advice. =)
#272 of 272 Re: Passenger seat Cushion for Hyundai Sonata 2008 [pekelopd]
Jun 04, 2012 (8:39 am)
Thanks for your response, No I am not the original owner. I bought mine from CarMax. I am ordering a used one now. I had no option but to have it fix before my inspection and probably will sell it.