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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the recall this week for <b>four Hyundai models</b>.

Hyundai's recall includes more than 86,500 Sonatas with a defective air bag warning light that could improperly illuminate. The recall of 1999-2001 Sonatas involves vehicles manufactured between March 1998 and November 2000. Dealers will service the front seat side impact air bag wiring harness in the recall, which Hyundai spokesman Mike Anson said was not conducted for safety reasons.

Other Hyundai vehicles involved in recalls include:

More than 42,700 1997-2001 Tiburons built between March 1996 and August 2000 on which driver and front passenger seat belts may not extend and retract smoothly. No accidents have been reported in connection with the problem.

More than 26,600 of the 2000-2001 Accents in 23 cold-weather states made between August 1999 and May 2001. At extremely cold temperatures, moisture in the throttle body can cause a higher than normal idle speed, Anson said. No accidents have been reported in connection with the problem.

More than 1,900 of the 2001 XG300s made between August and September 2000. In some vehicles, improperly manufactured powertrain control modules were installed. The recall is nearly complete, Anson said, and no accidents have been reported in connection with the problem.

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Edited by - random on 02/01/2002 5:27:56 PM

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i have the airbag light problem on my car from time to time. i have it at the moment. i have a 95 model. Do you know a site that lists recalls for australian models?

<hr width=60% noshade size=1 align=left>1995 Hyundai Sonata with 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse 4G63T Engine and Front Wheel Drive Gs-T Gearbox Conversion.

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After screwing around in my engine bay looking for stuff to "mod" my airbag light now stays on, i thought i bumped a sensor.

My airbag light now stays on... so i removed the bulb. problem solved! <img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>
If anyone has any more ideas, i'd love to hear it! - I have a 1997 Sonata..

Edited by - Strich9ine on 02/03/2002 04:40:27 AM

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I don't think i have had any problems with my thottle body getting moisture in it with my accent. So I think my idle speed is fine. Thanks for looking out.

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I got the D ring seat belt problem...i was so used to it that i just thought my pasengers didnt know how to use a seat belt but I went to the dealer and they ordered the part sad thing is I dont know if i want them to touch my car again for one they replaced my front bumper strap thing it got rust on it when theyy did this i left my deck in and they watched over 45 minutes of american pie 2 do you know what that could do to my battery i got a gel top but damn i always keep track of my miles and dvd to see how much time they spend jacking around..then the guy told me they had a recall but he didnt know what it was he said it has something to do with a d ring i was like you dont know what a dring is (this is the freaking mechanic) he really didnt know what the dring time im just gona be a dick and take my deck out look the indash screen and shut the power down to the ehadreest monitors...lata thanks for the info

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I got this in my email today.

From:Consumer Protect
(A group of concerned Hyundai distributors,dealers and owners)

Dear Hyundai car owner,

You may not know this,but Hyundai has cheated you into buying a
defective car whose engine hp figure is falesly inflated.You are
entitled to a full refund in addition to compensation.To get back at
Hyundai and secure your rights,do joint the big class suits against

There are two big class suits being filed against Hyundai. The first
is the engine hp inflation suit. The second is the recall and
defects suit. More campaigns are being waged against Hyundai to get
it to refund and compensate Hyundai owners everywhere who have been
cheated into buying Hyundai cars whose engine hp, torque and
compression ratio figures are falsified and to recall over 4,000,000
defective cars it has knowingly sold in most countries and
compensate owners thereof.

According to Korean Ministry of Constuction&Transport(MOCT), over
500,000 Korean-made cars are recalled in Korea every year for
defects and safety reasons.Each and every model
is recalled at least once and some models are recalled 5 times.
View MOCT statement as published in English in the leading Korean
daily Chosun Ilbo:

-NHTSA has just ordered Hyundai to recall over 160,000 cars for
quality and safety reasons.
Refer to NHTSA data base or view story in daily Korea Times:

- Yet, Hyundai realizes record profits in 2001
View Chosun Ilbo:

- And is aiming to increase sales and exports for 2002
View Chosun Ilbo


1)Hyundai recalls over 300,000 cars in Korea and 200,000 in the west
every year for safety and defects reasons. It has never done so in
the rest of the world. It follows that Hyundai must recall over
4,000,000 defective cars it has knowingly sold in third-world
2) Despite its defects and recall debacle, Hyundai is still able to
maximize its profits which it can attain through quality dumping,
false labeling,misleading advertising and hoax warranties.

To participate in the false labeling/engine hp inflation class suit
against Hyundai,please fill out the form at:

To participate in the defects/recall class suit against
Hyundai,please fill out the form at:

To view stories published in English in leading Korean newspapers
about Hyundai engine hp figures inflation,please click the following

-Daily Chosun Ilbo

-Daily Korea Times

Good luck

Consumer Protect

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Hyundai Haters are everywhere especially sense they are taking off...I Love hyundai My dad got a 00 elantra I had been looking at the Tib liked how te elantra was so I bought me a tib then my wife and now my dad is buying an 03 tib next week so he will be on this site im thinking veilside tibsdad as his username LOL J/K

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