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Air Bag I have taken the car to the dealer and they have replaced any sensor thats related to the airbags. The light wont go off WTF do i do. I was going to trade it in but the dealer saw it and they dropped the offer price because of it..

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  • see_yu Nov 09, 2008

    I have the same problem; the airbag light remains on. I have not taken it to the dealer for diagnosis/repair, because I'm convinced it has to do with a sensor, and I resent the projected expense involved. Never had such an issue with other cars I've owned. And now, out of the blue, I'm also having a problem with the left turn-signal light malfunctioning and remaining on. Think maybe the next car won't be another Hyundai...

  • cathmf Dec 21, 2008

    2003 Tiburon - Go get the airbag fixed. My passenger airbag just exploded going 5mph coming out of a parking lot. No warning, just boom. The airbag hit the rearview mirror which cracked the windwhield. The explosion of the bag and the hot powder coming out, scared the driver, who took his hands off the wheel and shifter and when he stopped the car and got out to look around, noticed he had scraped a pole AFTER the airbag explosion.
    We now have damage of a windshield, the airbag replacement and the bumper. I have contacted Hyundai for reimbursement. This airbag should not have malfunctioned. The same complaint is listed on the National Safety Board website, and there was a recall in 2003, of which Hyundai told me my car was not part of. Guess it should have been. Thank God driver was not doing 60 on a highway cause this could have been a bad accident.

  • PghTibbie Jan 09, 2009

    I have an '03 Tiburon that has had both the turn signal problem and now the air bag light problem as of 12/30/08. The blinker was fixed last spring (and thankfully covered under warranty) but now it is up and I have to get the air bag problem fixed. I called and they want $69 just to find out what is causing the problem, plus the cost to fix whatever is wrong. I've had numerous other things fixed and this is the most trouble I've had with a Hyundai. I am surprised because my entire family practically has one and they are very pleased (an Elantra, Sonata, Sante Fe, Azera, and Genesis.) I've been thinking about trading but it stinks because I only have 4 payments left :(

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    I have a 2003 4 CYL Tib. My airbag light has been on for over a year. The problem is the seat belt buckle. There is a sensor in it that is not working properly. The part itself was quote to me at $90.

    Most of the 2003's have a recall on the seat belt buckle. Check with your dealer.



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If you go to a decent shop for service and they have decent scan tools you can bring up airbag codes and help isolate the problem. Better to find out the real problem instead of replacing working sensors. Lots of dealerships will just assume its a certain sensor without getting the wiring diagrams out and tracing. Wiring harnesses can become defective over time. Also I've seen in cars with systems that it will throw a low voltage airbag code because of an excessive power draw.

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Just browsing things with the 2003 year
I have one as well. Ive came across that problem with the blinker, ive fixed it too, its a relay on the BCM (the box with all the little fuses stuck to it) its a lot of work, de-soldering the relay and re-soldering a new one. u have to order the relay from texas, 12 bucks. or u can go to the dealer and have the bcm replaced at almost 700.00$$$

And the airbag light, is the check strap (the part of the seatbelt that you clik into) that needs to be replaced. driverside. if the dealer cant figure that out, shouldnt be working on cars.

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