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The recall for a 2012 Sonata hybrid has gotten expensive and I would like the members opinions.
An electrical harness is replaced with another of higher resistance for the recall.
However the system was throwing codes to replace two modules.
The mechanic did switch the new harness for another, but still got the codes.
So it now seems I'm on the hook to buy the module that's at the base of the passengers seat belt (crash sensitive),
as well as another inside the drivers door post. $800 CDN.
 

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You may have a point there. Did the fault cause the two modules to burn out?
Its been a couple of days and only a couple of mechanics are allowed to work
on the problem wearing the shock proof gloves. I should know more today?
 

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You need to contact the corporate office. You shouldn't be paying for any of this, period.
 

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Its recall 174 and they use an "external wire filter kit".
But its three days and they can't fix it yet. It throws codes.
 

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Are they implying car was in an accident already and the modules were damaged?
Was there existing codes and an airbag light before they started.

If not I would think it’s their problem to make it right.

Threaten to Report to NHTSA folks, car companies afraid of these guys, especially foreign car manufacturers.

I would drive no airbags before paying $800, think of Takata problems.
 

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Thanks santa06. At first they said there were existing codes but there was not an airbag light.
No accident was implied, but the car had been 6 months at the dealer where I bought it because the panoramic roof was hit by hail. A new roof came from Korea!
I may ask for the car back for the end of the week, in the same condition I gave it to them. If not I could file a stolen car report. Call my lawyer. I think it is called the #174 recall.
 

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My car is still at the dealer. Hyundai and the dealer are collaborating.
2 weeks now to fix the seat belts.
 

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And safety recalls not time dependent or milage. No wiggle room it appears.
Very frustrating from time stand point.
 

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Hyundai tech recommends changing all the wiring under the seat belts, but dealer is asking to change the module, to correct the codes coming from both seats in the system. But new modules can't be used and then put back on the shelf if not needed. Plus they are not cheap. None of this cost will be born by me, I believe. My title should be amended...
 
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