Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
AIR BAGS - SIDE/WINDOW
02V145000HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANYfrom 06/04/2001 to 02/07/2002V (Vehicle)4316207/08/2002MFRHYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY05/24/200206/03/2002
Defect SummaryOn certain passenger vehicles, the supplemental restraint system (srs) side impact air bag satellite sensors may be too sensitive to some lateral accelerations that are not caused by side impacts to the vehicle, such as forcefully slamming a door closed.
Consequence SummaryInadvertent deployment of a srs side impact air bag when a side impact crash has not occurred could increase the risk of injury to the seat occupant.
Corrective SummaryDealers will replace the side impact air bag satellite sensors. owner notification began july 8, 2002. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.
NotesCustomers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
AIR BAGS
20050205/20/2002633803Subject regarding side impact air bag wire harness routing. *jg09/24/2002

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
AIR BAGS
08/15/201282000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 hyundai sonata. while parked, the contact noticed that the air bag warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. the mechanic tightened the front passenger seat harness but the failure continued. the vehicle was not further repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 82,000. kmj
08/15/201282000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 hyundai sonata. while parked, the contact noticed that the air bag warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. the mechanic tightened the front passenger seat harness but the failure continued. the vehicle was not further repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 82,000. kmj
08/15/201282000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 hyundai sonata. while parked, the contact noticed that the air bag warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. the mechanic tightened the front passenger seat harness but the failure continued. the vehicle was not further repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 82,000. kmj
07/29/2011150000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 hyundai sonata. the contact stated that the sensor light for the air bags remained illuminated at all times. the vehicle was taken to the dealer but was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in nhtsa campaign id number: 02v145000 (air bags:side/ window ) and offered no assistance. the vin was unavailable. the failure and current mileage was 150,000.
07/29/2011150000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 hyundai sonata. the contact stated that the sensor light for the air bags remained illuminated at all times. the vehicle was taken to the dealer but was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in nhtsa campaign id number: 02v145000 (air bags:side/ window ) and offered no assistance. the vin was unavailable. the failure and current mileage was 150,000.
07/29/2011150000
 Tl- contact owns a 2002 hyundai sonata. the contact stated that the sensor light for the airbags remained illuminated at all times. the vehicle was taken to the dealer but was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in nhtsa campaign id number: 02v145000 (air bags:side/ window ) and offered no assistance. the vin was unavailable. the failure and current mileage was 150,000. kmj
07/29/201115000
 Tl- contact owns a 2002 hyundai sonata. the contact stated that recently tl- contact owns a 2002 hyundai sonata. the contact stated that recently purchased the vehicle and the vehicle sensor light for the airbags is on at all times. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that by taking the sensor lights off the contact have to paid $150.00 just to diagnosed what caused the failure and additional up to $1,000.00 to fix the failure of the vehicle if any. the manufacture was notified for the failure who stated that the vehicle was not included in the recall 02v145000 and offered no assistance. the manufacturer also stated that by repairing these failures for free they would not make any additional money. the vin was unavailable. the failure and current mileages was 150,000. lg
03/13/200565000
 I have a hyundai sonata 2002. the 'airbag' light has been on constantly for over 4 years. just recently i want to sell the car and started to look up how to fix this problem, since i could never afford it before. i found out that thousands of other hyundai sonata owners are having the same problem, and that the air bag does not work as long as this light is on. this is a defect from hyundai and should not be the burden of the consumer. hyundai needs to fix this problem for all of its vehicles years 2000 - 2008 whether the warranty has expired or not. it is a travesty!!
03/13/200565000
 I have a hyundai sonata 2002. the 'airbag' light has been on constantly for over 4 years. just recently i want to sell the car and started to look up how to fix this problem, since i could never afford it before. i found out that thousands of other hyundai sonata owners are having the same problem, and that the air bag does not work as long as this light is on. this is a defect from hyundai and should not be the burden of the consumer. hyundai needs to fix this problem for all of its vehicles years 2000 - 2008 whether the warranty has expired or not. it is a travesty!!
03/13/200565000
 I have a hyundai sonata 2002. the 'airbag' light has been on constantly for over 4 years. just recently i want to sell the car and started to look up how to fix this problem, since i could never afford it before. i found out that thousands of other hyundai sonata owners are having the same problem, and that the air bag does not work as long as this light is on. this is a defect from hyundai and should not be the burden of the consumer. hyundai needs to fix this problem for all of its vehicles years 2000 - 2008 whether the warranty has expired or not. it is a travesty!!
03/13/200565000
 I have a hyundai sonata 2002. the 'airbag' light has been on constantly for over 4 years. just recently i want to sell the car and started to look up how to fix this problem, since i could never afford it before. i found out that thousands of other hyundai sonata owners are having the same problem, and that the air bag does not work as long as this light is on. this is a defect from hyundai and should not be the burden of the consumer. hyundai needs to fix this problem for all of its vehicles years 2000 - 2008 whether the warranty has expired or not. it is a travesty!!
02/21/2011
 My air bag light came on. it stays on while driving now.
02/21/2011
 My air bag light came on. it stays on while driving now.
02/21/2011
 My air bag light came on. it stays on while driving now.
02/21/2011
 My air bag light came on. it stays on while driving now.
02/15/201080000
 Tl-the contact owned a 2002 hyundai sonata. while driving approximately 15 mph the vehicle was involved in a crash in which the air bags did not deploy. a police report was filed and the driver was reported injured. the vehicle was destroyed and towed to a junk lot. the vehicle never had the failure diagnosed and was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 80,000. sm.
02/15/201080000
 Tl-the contact owned a 2002 hyundai sonata. while driving approximately 15 mph the vehicle was involved in a crash in which the air bags did not deploy. a police report was filed and the driver was reported injured. the vehicle was destroyed and towed to a junk lot. the vehicle never had the failure diagnosed and was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 80,000. sm.
02/15/201080000
 Tl-the contact owned a 2002 hyundai sonata. while driving approximately 15 mph the vehicle was involved in a crash in which the air bags did not deploy. a police report was filed and the driver was reported injured. the vehicle was destroyed and towed to a junk lot. the vehicle never had the failure diagnosed and was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 80,000. sm.
04/04/201079000
 2002 hyundai sonata 82000 miles on it, air bag lite on all the time manufacture no help in resolving problem,there was a recall for the airbags but not for this vehicle.
04/04/201079000
 2002 hyundai sonata 82000 miles on it, air bag lite on all the time manufacture no help in resolving problem,there was a recall for the airbags but not for this vehicle.
04/04/201079000
 2002 hyundai sonata 82000 miles on it, air bag lite on all the time manufacture no help in resolving problem,there was a recall for the airbags but not for this vehicle.
04/04/201079000
 2002 hyundai sonata 82000 miles on it, air bag lite on all the time manufacture no help in resolving problem,there was a recall for the airbags but not for this vehicle.
04/04/201079000
 2002 hyundai sonata 82000 miles on it, air bag lite on all the time manufacture no help in resolving problem,there was a recall for the airbags but not for this vehicle.
03/17/2010
 Was in accident airbag did not deploy
03/17/201070000
 Was in accident airbag did not deploy
11/17/200755000511/10/2001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 hyundai sonata. the contact stated that the air bag indicator has remained illuminated in her vehicle since november of 2007. she took the vehicle to the dealer four times and they attempted to repair the harness in order to remedy the issue. however, the indicator illuminated again a few days later. the manufacturer could not assist because the vehicle was no longer under warranty. the better business bureau referred the contact to nhtsa. the current mileage was approximately 64,000 and failure mileage was approximately 55,000. updated 04-14-09 *bf the tie rod was replaced. updated 04/16/09.*jb
05/08/2008143151
 Air bag light stays on my 2002 hyundai sonata. this has been a problem on and off for the past four years. the car was checked out by hyundai dealers in staten island and new jersey four different times. every time with a code b1738,high resistance driver side air bag,repairs were made by them but problem still came back. i made a complaint to hyundai customer relations,case #3292132 about the on going problem with the air bag system,their reply was this was caused by debris under the drivers side seat. they also said if i wasn't happy with their answer i could take them to small claims court. the person i was in contact with at hyundai was a misty 1800 633 5151 ext. 329 2132. on july 18 2007 hyundai of freehold charged me $211.86 to make repairs (poor connection under drivers side seat)codeb1378 at this time my car had 14,315 miles on it. then on may 08 2008 at mileage of 18,895 i had to take it back for the same problem code b1378, at this time the dealer reset the srs at no charge but would deduct the $211.86 they charged me towards the cost of a new wire harness if needed. even though this car is six years old it has very low mileage on it,so it hasn't been abused .i feel there is a serious problem with the srs system in this make and model car. if the srs system isn't working this means the air bag will fail if there is an accident. all i want is to get this failure repaired properly,but it appears hyundai will not admit to having problems with their air bag wiring. *tr
11/15/2005303/15/2003
 Dt*: the contact stated the airbag light illuminated indicating a problem. the vehicle has already been to the dealership twice for the airbag light. the vehicle was taken to the dealership again. this time the dealership offered diagnostic testing to determine the problem.
06/03/200551000409/01/2002
 I was involved in a car crash in which the entire front end of my car was smashed from the left front fender shoving the hood and front end so far to the right and in that the passenger door would not open and the side and front air bags did not deploy at all. i was injured by the door post. it was a 2002 hundai sonata..we are afraid that it may be a child involved next time there is a failure of the side and front airbags on the sonata..please bring this to someones attention tks lrw
05/23/2005112/31/2003
 Dt: caller got into car, pulled it out of garage and got out of it. when she got back into vehicle and put it in gear it made a screaming noise and accelerated. she hit the brakes, but they did not work. she tried to stop the car by going up a hill instead vehicle hit a house three doors away. upon impact, air bags did not deploy. insurance claimed that dealer said there nothing was wrong with car. manufacturer has not been contacted yet. *ak
12/11/200432000106/04/2004
 My hyunday sonata had an accident, hiiting a parked suv and the sonata was totalled but the air bag didn't deploy (inflate). *ak
10/15/2002
 Consumer states that after closing driver side door the side air bag deployed, smoke started coming from under the seat, a few seconds later the entire seat was on fire. their is a recall for this, but doesn't state it can cause a fire per consumer. ts
AIR BAGS - FRONTAL
03/17/2010
 Was in accident airbag did not deploy
03/17/201070000
 Was in accident airbag did not deploy
07/06/2008
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 hyundai sonata. while the vehicle was parked, the contact placed the gear into drive and the passenger side air bag deployed without warning. two months prior to the deployment, a crash occurred and the air bags failed to deploy. the vin was unknown. the failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 71,000.
03/01/200772000109/29/2002
 Airbag light was coming on and remaining on at certain times. car was brought into hyundai dealership in march 2007. we were informed that the airbag would not deploy in the event of an accident and was not covered since the warranty had expired. the vehicle had never been in an accident and the airbag had not ever deployed so it must have been defective from the beginning. the vehicle was brought into napleton hyundai in west palm beach, fl in september of 2006 with the same airbag light problem and we were told by the service tech. that it was normal for the light to come on and there was nothing wrong with the airbag. *tr
01/01/20051
 While driving air bags automatically deployed. there was no accident. *ak
09/03/20048500109/01/2001
 While driving, the air bag inadvertently deployed which caused the consumer to hit a parked vehicle and subsequently the vehicle rolled over. provide further details. *jb the vehicle was once service for the check engine light illuminating. recall campaign: nhtsa campaign id number : 02v145000. on certain passenger vehicles, the supplemental restraint system (srs) side impact air bag satellite sensors may be too sensitive to some lateral accelerations that are not caused by side impacts to the vehicle, such as forcefully slamming a door closed. *tc
07/27/200435000206/01/2004
 We recentlty purchased a used but showroom condition hyundai sonata with somewhere around 29,000 miles on it from a dealership. after about three weeks my son had to leave it in a parking lot. the throttle/cruise control cable (even tho he did not have the cruise control on) was stuck. he thought the problem was fixed so hedrove the car a few more weeks and was on his way home when the same thing happened again only this time he ran into a utility pole. the car was damaged pretty baddly but thank the lord he was not. he could have been killed. the utility company is charging us about $4000.00 or more dollars for the work they had to do to the pole. i called hyundai consumer affairs. the car is at a hyundai dealership. consumer affairs is mailing me a form to fill out. i do not know if hyundai is going to claim responsiblity or not. i feel that this problem needs to be researched to see if there have been any other problems with the throttle/cruise control sticking making it impossible to stop or causing any other problem. i hate to see someone die from this.*ak
04/28/20042
 Driving at 25 - 30 mph i was hit head on by another mid size vehicle. i sustained head, neck, and back injuries and my airbags did not deploy. my concern is that i have a 2003 hyundai sonata will those bags not deploy in a head on? my wife and child drive the 2003 . i am very concerned. my insurance company want to repair my vehicle that failed.
12/01/2003300001
 While driving 50 mph the vehicle was involved in a head on collision. upon impact, the dual airbags did not deploy, instead the airbag sensor light came on. *ak the radiator had broken also. *sc
07/16/20031
 While traveling on the highway air bag light will appear on the dashboard.*ak
08/12/2002
 While driving at 40mph consumer's vehicle was hit on front left driver's side, andair bags did not deploy. dealer notified. *ak
05/18/2002110/28/2002
 In a frontal collision none of the air bags deployed,casuing major injuries to driver and passenger.*ak *yh
02/20/2002
 While at a stop another driver hit passenger's side of consumer's vehicle at about 40 to 45 mph, and none of the airbags deployed. dealer has been contacted.*ak
AIR BAGS - FRONTAL - DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
06/06/200314000110/02/2002
 Vehicle was hit on driver side door(s) - vehicle was rotated 180 degrees from the force of the impact. neck and back injuries. both front air bags deployed, side air bag did not deploy. *ak
AIR BAGS - FRONTAL - SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
09/12/2008510001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 hyundai sonata. while driving approximately 55 mph on normal road conditions, the air bag warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel unexpectedly. the warning indicator remained lit until the engine was turned off. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing, but the cause of the failure could not be determined. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic on two separate occasions for identical failures, but there were no resolutions. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was 51,000 and the current mileage was unavailable. updated 03/09/09. *lj the consumer also stated the seat belt light illuminated. updated 03/11/09. *jb
12/11/200653283110/11/2001
 Tl*- the contact stated that the air bag light was on and had remained on in the 2002 hyundai sonata for a number of years since the vehicle was taken to dealer for the air bag recall 02v145000. the vehicle was taken to the dealer three separate times for the airbag light. the dealer wanted to do some extensive work on the vehicle due to the air bags, but she would have to pay out of her ownppocket. the current mileage was 57,000 and the failure mileage was 53,283.*ak
09/15/2003350001
 The consumer stated the air bag sensors were defective. the owner took the vehicle back to the dealer and had the wiring harness was repaired on the passenger side. the sensor light continued to illuminate. provide further details *jb
 Dealership doesn't have parts for recall 02v145000 repairs concerning air bag sensor, and doesn't know when they will be available.*ak
AIR BAGS - SIDE/WINDOW
02/01/2011125000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 hyundai sonata. the contact stated both side air bags sensor lights illuminates constantly. there was a recall hyundai campaign 053; nhtsa campaign id number: 02v145000; component: air bags: side/window. which doesn
02/01/2011125000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 hyundai sonata. the contact stated both side air bags sensor lights illuminates constantly. there was a recall hyundai campaign 053; nhtsa campaign id number: 02v145000; component: air bags: side/window. which doesn
02/01/2011125000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 hyundai sonata. the contact stated both side air bags sensor lights illuminates constantly. there was a recall hyundai campaign 053; nhtsa campaign id number: 02v145000; component: air bags: side/window. which doesn
12/08/2006400001
 Dt*: the contact stated the front left side curtain airbag deployed without warning or cause on 2/22/2004, while driving around a corner at 2 mph. the vehicle was taken to the sales/service dealer, but the service dealer refused to repair or replace the air bag. on 6/5/2006, a nhtsa recall letter # 02v145000 for the air bags: side/window was issued. the manufacturer and sales/service dealer refused to honor the recall, although the vin was included.
11/21/2003310001
 While driving 25 mph the driver's side side impact air bag deployed inadvertently. the consumer had three children in the vehicle, two of which were disabled at the time of the incident. there were no injuries in this incident. the manufacturer and the dealer have been informed of the problem. *nlm
08/26/2003104/29/2003
 While driving at normal speed, the air bag deployed. there was no warning prior to the deployment. *ak *scc the consumer contacted the manufacturer and was told the vehicle was on recall, however they did not have the consumers address to notify him. *jb
01/27/200312725109/25/2002
 Impact to drivers door and the side airbag failed to deploy.*jb
11/11/2002
 While driving 30-35 mph vehicle was hit on driver side, between driver door and passenger door. both front air bags deployed, side air bag on driver side did not. driver hit his head on window. damage to vehicle unknown at this time. ts
07/23/20021
 Consumer received recall notification 02va45 to replace the air bag sensor. however, when recall was performed, the air bag wiring harness was rerouted. when questioned by consumer, dealership stated that there was another recall to be performed to replace the air bag sensor. consumer is appalled that the 2nd recall was never received. recal#02v145000 *tt *scc
1
 Consumer received recall 02v145 and scheduled an appointment to have repairs, however the dealer stated the earliest appointment available was a month later, the consumer does not feel that this is not an acceptable amount of time for the recall repairs to be done . *slc
07/08/2002201/01/2002
 The passenger side air bag deployed without any accident and injured the consumer?s daughter. the consumer was informed by the dealer that a recall had been issued regarding a side impact sensor which caused deployment of the side air bags without provocation. *yh
03/23/2002101/18/2002
 Was driving 45mph when driver's side air bag deployed after a slight swerve. no injuries. *ak consumer stated that the air bag came out of the seat on driver left side and tore the seat and open. *yh
10/04/2001
 Consumer's vehicle was hit on driver's door. speed of impact was 45 mph. upon impact, driver's side airbag did not deploy. consumer suffered neck and back injuries. $ 6000.00 damage to vehicle.*ak
 Vehicle was hit at 65 mph in a side impact collision . upon impact, driver's side air bag did not deploy.vehicle was equipped with frontal and side air bags cause unknown. please give any further details.*ak