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#2 of 56 Re: 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS Front Passenger Air Bag Light [hodad57]
Nov 01, 2007 (7:02 am)
If there are no TSB's, I would politely ask them to fix it anyway....under Warranty.
#3 of 56 Re: 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS Front Passenger Air Bag Light [hodad57]
Nov 01, 2007 (9:18 am)
There have been a bunch of complaints about this very problem on the government ODI website for vehicle complaints. www.odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/complaints.
Look up 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe.
Call up Hyundai and find out what the design weight is for the passenger seat to activate the air bag. This is a known common complaint and they must address it if it is part of the safety system. Check on this forum for access to other sitee that can access TSB's.
Alternatively, Go to keywords link on this page and type in TSB's and see what comes up. Sounds like yet another lazy dealership blow-off to me.
#4 of 56 07 Santa Fe Airbag light
Nov 11, 2007 (6:23 am)
I recently purchased a new SE and I've got the warning light problem whithout someone in the passenger seat. The dealerhas scheduled the repair for Tuesday 11-14-07 at no cost. I also have the interior light problem. I'm calling HyundaiUSA monday about that because the dealer soesn't have a clue.
#5 of 56 Re: 07 Santa Fe Airbag light [patches2]
Nov 12, 2007 (4:55 pm)
My Air Bag light came on about 3 months after purchase. The dealer replaced the fuse box saying it was defective. Haven't had a problem since.
#6 of 56 Re: 07 Santa Fe Airbag light [patches2]
Nov 12, 2007 (6:30 pm)
If,. by the interior light the poster is refering to the map lights then there is something interesting happening here.
You would also think they would have put it in a TSB so all Sanmte Fe's would have the Map lights working properly (They probably figured most owners would never know!)
That would mean that there is Santa Fe stock left over from at least last Jan since that is about the time they "fixed" the map light issue on the line.
Could some of the our owner/members that just got their 07 santas check inside the driver's side door pillar (facing rear) for the build date of their Santa Fe's. I am very curious.as to how well they are really selling (and of course if their map l;ight work properly when a door opens! TIA
Believe it or not, Hyundai seems to have a worse name than Kia does here (Reno, NV) I also see lotsa more small Kia cars than I see kia cars..could be the size of the dealer too i guess
#7 of 56 Re: 07 Santa Fe Airbag light [gizzer777]
Nov 12, 2007 (7:57 pm)
I purchased my 07 SF on Oct 1, 2007. The build date is 12/13/06.
I need the map light fix and it is at my dealers (I ordered it from Hyundai) ready to be installed.
#8 of 56 Re: 07 Santa Fe Airbag light [scottk2]
Nov 12, 2007 (8:10 pm)
Thanks...My build date with the map light issue was also October 2006. Purchased early Feb 2007
My map light was "kitted and fixed" last April (found out about the kit pretty early from a poster here!) and it has worked just fine ever since. Depending on the dealer, figure 45 min - 2 hrs installation time. (pretty simple. Mine took 45 minutes and it was the first they had seen (or even heard of) best of luck!!
Ahhhh, it's nice to see in the dark now that winter is coming round with the shorter days!
#10 of 56 Re: 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS Front Passenger Air Bag Light [hodad57]
May 12, 2008 (5:24 pm)
We purchased a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe 2 months ago. We have noticed the same problem with a passenger 5'5 and 140 lb. It is intermittent, but it also freaks us out. We took it to the dealer who said they could not find anything wrong with it and that there were no service bulletins. They supposedly drove around with a passenger about 130 lb and couldn't get it to happen. This is no surprise, it only happens sporadically. They said they cannot do anything unless they can confirm the problem.
Just brought it home tonight - not fixed, and thought I would search to see if anyone else had experienced problems. The dealer made us sound like this was a strange problem and they had never heard of it.
We have told them we will be contacting Hyundai directly because this is definitely a safety issue, and if the airbag did not deploy in an accident, and we have brought our car in for service for this issue, we will hold Hyundai responsible. I am extremely disappointed to find that a car with 600 miles on it less than 2 months old is experiencing a problem they won't fix with their supposed 5 year bumper to bumper warranty!!!!
Did you ever get this issue resolved? If so, how?
#11 of 56 Re: 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS Front Passenger Air Bag Light [toosnick]
May 13, 2008 (9:11 am)
This is a known problem -if you go to
www.-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov and check for complaints about the S.Fe. you will see that there are many complaints related to the same weight/seat sensor issue - in other words if the sensor is working according to design parameters then it is not a defect. If they get someone who is 200 lbs. to sit in the pass. seat, the sensor will work and turn off the air bag "OFF" light. No-one seems to know what the design weight is, however!.
It probably needs a recall as you can imagine what safety issues may arise when they advertise the safey of the S.Fe. and then the air bags don't deploy for a small passenger if there is a wreck.