Last post on Jul 09, 2012 at 10:37 AM
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#44 of 53 Re: 2006 Sonata Air Bag Recall 08V161000 [erichb]
Oct 05, 2009 (1:14 pm)
Is there any way you can share that recall notice with me? My 2006 Sonata just flunked its annual car inspection, and I want to show the recall notice to the dealership. There are no worries...I can recreate the problem...I hope these are not "famous last words"!
#45 of 53 Re: 2006 Sonata Air Bag Recall 08V161000 [erichb]
Oct 05, 2009 (2:52 pm)
As long as you have the recall notice with your vehicle vin# on it, they have to honor it. But if your're just going by the notion that there is a recall for the concern than they can not honor it. You have to have a notice with YOUR VEHICLE'S VIN# on it, it's they only way Hyundai will pay the dealer for the repairs.
#46 of 53 Re: Hyundai accent [imfedup]
Mar 10, 2010 (7:53 pm)
Wondering if you ever had your accent air bag repaired? We have had ours in 9 times for the air bag. I have sat in the passenger side seat weighing 220 lbs. and sometimes the air bag off light is lit. Hyundai says i am not sitting in it properly. The light has stayed on with at least 8 different people in that seat, most of them over 150 lbs. The dealer even took pictures of it with my wife sitting in the seat. Hyundai's response it works as designed. We bought the car in July of 2007 and still cant get it fixed. It doesn't qualify under the lemon law because they only tried to fix it once. The other times they told us it works fine. Another way to dodge the lemon law.
#47 of 53 Re: Hyundai accent [sadhyndaiowner]
Mar 11, 2010 (9:11 am)
Never got mine fixed. I gave up. They pretty much replaced the seat and then said I was sitting it in incorrectly. I know this isn't true but I can get the light to turn off if I bounce around in the seat so that is my method right now. It really sucks but I got so tired of going to the dealership. Even worse, our local dealership went out of business so I'm pretty much out of luck.
#48 of 53 Re: Hyundai accent [davis22]
Mar 11, 2010 (1:24 pm)
There is a class action against Hyundai re: airbags for several models which was filed a few months ago.
#49 of 53 Re: Hyundai accent [nancylk]
Jan 20, 2012 (11:26 am)
I have had this problem with my 2006 Sonata continuously. They reset the light over and over and over and then in SEP 08' replaced the seat belt buckle. Light is back on but now out of warranty period. I have to pass inspection, so it is $125 for the diagnositc (active code B1706) and $179 for a new buckle plus labor. I will have to do this yearly to pass inspection. I would like to know about the lawsuit and how I can follow it or apply to be part of it please? Thank you. (FYI- no accidents ever, no car seats or kids used, and my car only has 61K miles)
#50 of 53 Re: Hyundai accent [davis22]
Jan 20, 2012 (11:32 am)
I am willing to try to turn it off using your method, just so it lasts long enough for the light to stay out for the inspection. Thanks for the hint!
#52 of 53 Re: 2006 Sonata Air Bag Recall 08V161000 [erichb]
Mar 13, 2012 (3:18 am)
There is a class action going on for this sensor issue; Google it and you should be able to locate the firm and how to join.
#53 of 53 Re: 2006 Sonata Air Bag Recall 08V161000 [nancylk]
Jul 09, 2012 (10:37 am)
I had this problem for 2 years, was unwilling to pay for a new seat and was unable to find it used back then. Recently I had more luck and found an exact match at car-parts.com for $150. Installation was another $80. It works!!!.