6.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,136 miles

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problem #7

Jun 032020

Sonata

  • miles
Seat belts don't retract properly, and right rear passenger seat belt doesn't function.

- Torrance , CA, USA

problem #6

Jun 032020

Sonata

  • miles
Seat belts don't retract properly, and right rear passenger seat belt doesn't function.

- Torrance , CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 022016

Sonata

  • 2,450 miles
The drivers side seatbelt doesn't retract on it's own/spring is too weak, you have to feed it back in which is a pain. Most importantly it presents a safety hazard if your car gets trapped underwater or it's on fire, the very long & basically loose belt could tangle you up leaving you trapped in the vehicle to die a slow death. Ofcourse if there is a fire you do stand a chance the fire will burn through the belt before you're completely dead.

- Maple Shade, NJ, USA

problem #4

Mar 012019

Sonata

  • miles
The rear seat belts lock up and hold the occupants tight against the seats. So tight it makes it difficult to release them. Compared to front seats the belts are free until a abrupt stop

- Des Plaines, IL, USA

problem #3

Dec 012018

Sonata

  • 31,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the driver's seat belt failed to properly restrain the driver. Goshen Hyundai (5744, 3220 elkhart rd, goshen, in 46526, (574) 875-5106) was notified. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified and had not issued any seat belt recalls. The approximate failure mileage was 31,000.

- South Bend, IN, USA

problem #2

Mar 172019

Sonata

  • 54,000 miles
My son got trapped in the rear right passenger seatbelt while in parking and it got so tight as it was retracting back. We didn't understand the seriousness of the issue and saw him pulling it hard. The moment we saw him crying I had to cut the seat belt immediately as it became so tight around his tummy.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #1

Dec 042016

Sonata

  • 4,500 miles
Safety issue: On Sunday, Dec 4, 2016 at 4:45pm while driving on expressway in Chicago, Illinois, I -55 South, near kedzie, our 5yr old child, who was in the backseat on passenger side, in her car booster seat reported that the car seat was around her neck. She was in the rear with another child. I, [xxx], unbuckled my seat beat and turned around to find that the car seat was tightened around her neck completely unable to loosen with little room for her to breath. I placed my two fingers, B/T her neck and seatbelt. My husband, pulled to the side of the road. He placed his two fingers between her neck and seat belt. Anytime we touched the seat belt it retracted tighter, we had to instruct my daughter to not moved and continued to secure her airway and did not touch the seatbelt. I called 911 and immediately began to flag people on the expressway down to help. We asked if he had scissors or knife to cut the seat belt off. The passerby/motorist in a white Ford pick-up, had a sporting knife and on first try could not cut the seatbelt off. On the second try he was able to cut the seat belt off. The seat belt was found to be unbuckled. My daughter said she did not unbuckle the seat belt and didn't know it was doing that. She stated her dress was underneath the bottom of seatbelt. The seat belt was found to be around her neck in the fashion of the cancer ribbon sign. Car was new with 4500 miles on it. Car taken back to Hyundai dealership, Monday, Dec 5. 2016, filed complaint with Hyundai safety team at 714-965-3316 with rep. [xxx]. [xxx]. at later date said safety team found nothing and seat work properly. On Friday, Dec. 16th called maintenance at dealership who said Hyundai safety engineer had not seen the car and were waiting to hear back. No work or engineer inspection has been done on car per [xxx] in maintenance up to 12/16/16. Case #[xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Plano, IL, USA