The 'Air Bag' Light will not turn off?

Abraham Huerta
5

Asked by Abraham Jul 15, 2009 at 01:07 AM about the Hyundai Sonata

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

We just got the car almost 2 and 1/2 weeks ago have been without a vehicle for 5 years and when we got the sonata no light were on until now. we have not been in a crash or nothing so i do not see why a light would be on when nothing has happend.

10 Answers

Gabriel Quant
115

Probably just a faulty sensor. Could be the sensor in the seats is off and it thinks that someone is either there or not there when they are. So it think that person is not safe and it doesnt know what to do, either to engage or disengage the airbags. Take it back and get it scanned and fixed. Preferably the dealership if it's a new car and under warranty.

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mr_me06
290

if this is a 2006 they have a recall for the sensor just take it to the dealer and they will fix it for free

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Allen Manning
55

What year is it?

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tilly1024
150

is it just 2006 that they recalled? Because mine is a 2003 and the light came on one day and will not turn off, and the warranty is gone.

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dmcal
250

i HAVE A 2002- Air Bag Light came on Monday and has been on ever since (4 days now).

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buccaneerz89
1,005

Could be a faulty sensor, would be a good idea to get that check out soon as possible because if you get into a acccident the air bags will NOT deploy. Get it scanned at your local parts store and post the code here.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
Christopher Taza
1,345

The 2002-2005 body style Sonata had issues with the connectors for the side air bag having bad connection causing high resistance codes. Connectors run underneath the seat and can be bumped by stuff getting pushed under the seat. Sometimes the harness needs shifted a little bit to lessen the tension on the connectors.

10 out of 10 people think this is helpful.
LuvNAz311
20

I thknk Hyundai has a real issue here. We have a 2005 Sonata and after about the first year (we got it in Oct '04) we've had trouble with the air bag light being on. We've had it in the dealership at minimum 4 times in the past 5 years for this and they have NEVER been able to correct it. Twice now we've had trim fall off the car, and have had to have a new power anteana motor replaced twice. All these issues are continual and don't seem to be able to be corrected while under warranty, coincidence? NOW they want $325 to replace the trim that fell off and $450 to replace the antena motor. I will never buy another Hyundai.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
gschiavo
230

I have a 2007 Sonata and the airbag light came on 3 months ago. I took it to the dealer and they said there was a recall on the passenger airbag. They removed the passenger seat and sent it to CA for the repair. They also gave me a loaner car. This was all covered and there was no cost to me. In addition, with reference to one

20 out of 20 people think this is helpful.
hippo437
40

I have a 2008 sonata and after a recall my air bag light is on.. Going to write to the company.

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.

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