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#41 of 53 2003 Sonata Air Bag Problem
Aug 10, 2009 (4:51 pm)
Can anyone tell me what a b1352 code is for air bag light? My light has been on since 1/2007 and was told the passenger air bag needed to be replaced $600. Didnt have it fixed for many reasons/cost and Just dont think I should have to pay for something faulty since my car has never been in an accident. Well now it wont pass inspection cuz the govt says it cant be on, went back to Hyundai and they got the SAME code but now they say I need a passenger side seat back a cost of $2034.26?????????
How can this be? same code 2 diff problems and prices....PLEASE if anyone knows something or what I can do I would really appreciate it. Called the customer service and they were useless!!!
#42 of 53 2006 Sonata Air Bag Recall 08V161000
Sep 29, 2009 (1:36 pm)
I am the original owner of a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. Since I have owned the car (July 2006) I have had an intermitant problem with the front passenger seat air bag sensor. The car was brought to the dealership for other service issues and at each occurance I would mention the air bag problem. The service department would state that they could not re-create the problem and therefore not fix it. THEN a recall notification comes out detailing the same siutation that I am experiencing. As of this date the service department still reuses to honor the recall notification due to thier inability to duplicate the problem.
I have spoke with Hyundai USA and they back up the dealership. This is a safety issue not a cosmetic problme with the vehicle. Given that I informed the dealership of the porblem prior to the recall, I feel that it should be repaired regardless of their ability to re-creat ethe problem during the 15 mins they spend on the car.
#43 of 53 Re: 2006 Sonata Air Bag Recall 08V161000 [erichb]
Oct 01, 2009 (5:37 pm)
I had similar problem with dealer not being able to reproduce problem. This may help I noticed problem would occur more often if passenger seat was empty when car was started and then passenger sat down . After several attempts light stayed on and they repaired problem which required shipping seat to california to be reprogrammed.
#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!