Are auto makers responsible for repais to airbag systems due to faulty parts? on 2007 Hyundai Sonata

We have a problem with the airbag system in our Sonata other than the recall for the passenger side occupant detection system. Have taken the car back to the dealer and was charged $80.00 for them to connect into the system and look for fault codes. There was no charge for the "simple fix," but three months later, the airbag light is on again. I have seen many complaints about this safety issue on-line and don't want to have to pay $80.00 dollars to have this "checked and fixed," every 3 months. But, I think it should be a Federal mandate for the Hyundai to really fix the problem.

by in Racine, WI on July 04, 2011
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by on July 04, 2011
I think your car has the obd2 code problem, you can use a tool to read out and delete the code. then turn off the code.
COMMENT by on July 06, 2011
When I tried that link, this is the error message I got: HTTP Error 404.0 - Not Found The resource you are looking for has been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.
ANSWER by on July 27, 2011
Had similar issue with my 02 Sonata. Wierd that they charged U the $80; should still be under warranty. I took the car in for a bunch of stuff the 1st time and the Airbag light was off when I got my car charge (i think). It did come back on some time later, but just left it. Recently took it back to the dealer and it cost $222 to fix it. It was some airbag resistance issue. But your car should still be have the 5yr bumber-to-bumper warranty.

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