Hyundai Santa Fe Problems

Recall on airbag computer to address deployment issues with child car seat on Hyundai Santa Fe

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Hyundai issued a recall on the airbag computer; it needs to be reprogrammed to prevent the airbags from deploying incorrectly during an accident when a child car seat has been placed in the passenger front seat.

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Hyundai Santa Fe Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 112,403 (57,000–185,000)
5 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, more2010
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In 2010 my airbag light came on in my 2005 Hyundai Sante Fe, Hyundai diagnosed the driver side deat belt receiver, i had a private mechanic fix the problem, cost 1/2 of the amount Hyundai quoted me. Now, 2014 airbag light is on, my private mechanic alerted me that this time it is the passenger seat belt receiver. i called Hyundai corporate, i was told that there are NO RECALLS for this item and there was nothing they could do for me. I have to get it fixed, it is a safty hazard.....when the airbag light is on, there is a chance the airbag will not deploy in an accident. I think this is a faulty part and Hyundai should either recall for this issue or agree to fix it since it is a safety issue.

I have a 2006 Santa Fe. The air bag light goes on and off while driving. This has just started. I think it should be Hyundai's responsibility to fix the problem. ESPECIALLY when it is a serious safety issue.
I purchased my 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe in 2012-2013. Te air bag light has been on since I purchased it (used).
Not sure of exact mileage but that is a good estimate. Came on and then went off. When it came on again it stayed on (that was a few years ago).
the airbag light camen on all time i toke to the diler and they say is the seatbelt buckle and they charge $620.00 yes for part plus labor and i think they have to fix bicause is a manufacture problem
Air bag light came on. Have an 05 Santa Fe. Said its the passenger side seat belt that's affecting the entire air bag system. $800-$900 to fix.
Airbag light came on today & won't turn off. Car hasn't been used in about a month. It wasn't on during last use. I just dropped off car to be inspected when I noticed airbag light was on during drive to dealership for inspection
My airbag light came on and I don't know what the issue is so I took it to a shop and was told it needs to be replaced. I cannt afford to have it replaced.