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Hi my passenger airbag message says it is not turned on - how do it turn it on? Thanks

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Airbag is usually swtiched by sensor in seat. If it stays off when someone is sitting there, the sensor or wiring may have failed.

Posted on Aug 23, 2010

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    Jeffrey Turcotte Aug 23, 2010

    Oops, sorry. This car has a switch to shut of passenger airbag in case of child car seat. There is a recall on this switch. See notes below and go to dealer to have the recall work accomplished.

    APRIL 2008 -- Hyundai is recalling 393,714 MY 2006-2008 Sonata vehicles equipped with an advanced air bag system which features an occupant classification system (OCS) in the right front seat. The purpose of the OCS is to disable the right passenger seat front air bag when it detects the presence of a child restraint system or small child in the right front seat. The right front air bag is disabled to prevent injuries to a child that may result from air bag inflation during a crash. Misclassification of a small stature adult as a child in the right front passenger seat may cause the air bag to not inflate in a crash that merits air bag deployment and may result in injury to the right front occupant. Dealers will verify that the OCS does not properly recognize a properly seated adult occupant. After verification, dealers will remove the right front seat cushion assembly and ship it to an evaluation and repair facility. This facility will evaluate and repair or reprogram the seat cushion and OCS as necessary. The recall is expected to begin on or about May 26, 2008. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. 08V-161



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