really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,387 miles

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problem #11

Jun 212019


  • 69,015 miles
Passenger seat airbag sensor malfunction. Started on 21 June 2019, I started my car and noticed the red airbag dash light on and the passenger "airbag off" light out. A few days later, I started my car and the red dash light stayed off and the "airbag off" light was working. It works off and on till this day; weight some times influences it. Most of the time it is unresponsive and the dash light is on. Dealership diagnosed it for $100 and confirmed it was the $1200 passenger seat airbag sensor.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #10

Jan 072019


  • 52,000 miles
The air bag indicator light comes on and off randomly.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #9

Mar 012019


  • 100,000 miles
Passenger airbag light for the past few weeks randomly turns on and off reading that there is no passenger with someone in the passenger seat. And will come on even with no passenger.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #8

Jan 022019


  • miles
Airbag light is always on and passenger can get in and not buckle and light and sound never appear when car is parked or in motion (on highway or city streets), and now the doors won't lock or unlock with the key fob or manually.

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #7

Oct 242016


  • miles
I was in an accident with my 11 year old son. A woman ran a red light and we hit the car in the side completely mashing our front end. The air bags never deployed at all none of them.we were crossing the intersection on a green light!!

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

problem #6

Sep 202017


  • 0 miles
This vehicle has totally destroyed and flooded by hurricane maria 09/20/2017.I made claim and insurance did not declared it as " lost" because it has a new vehicle.safety features on steering wheel wont function, dash, radio, floor, seats, rear trunk was flooded. According to the manufacture company, the vehicle lost it's warranty because it has flooded. I don't need an accident and experiment air bags failure, all media system don't work to keep my hands on steering wheel.

- Gurabo, PR, USA

problem #5

Jan 052018


  • 78,000 miles
Air bag - passenger side air bag light is illuminated and will not turn off when the vehicle is started and while driving. ( issue has been ongoing for the past 6 months and dealer wants to charge for diagnostic- car is 2years old!). electrical- warning lights and radio turn on and off randomly while driving) other- often the car won't start (2-3 times/week) and have to get a jump. Battery is new, starter is good. Possibly issue with amps? (auto zone diagnostic did not show issue or codes). There are no recalls on this year, make and model (2016 Hyundai Accent). There has been issues and recall with the 2015 make and model of the same with the air bag light coming on and staying on. Believe it was thought to be due to computer issue that affected Kia as well. ( this must be a safety issue if the air bag (passenger) stays illuminated and shows the air bag to be off (wwith or without an adult passenger. Hyundai refuses to investigate saying lack of complaints and must be issue with just my vehicle. Warranty- does not cover as the mileage on my vehicle is over the allowance for the warranty.

- Cedar Lake, IN, USA

problem #4

Dec 052016


  • miles
Need all picture

- Hispanic, FL, USA

problem #3

Dec 132017


  • miles
The airbag light has come on, December 13, 2017 as I was driving.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #2

May 122017


  • 3,444 miles
I was in a front end collison, 45 mph, my air bag did not deploy.. I was moving on a hwy.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 222017


  • 9,800 miles
The contact owned a 2016 Hyundai Accent. While driving 55 mph, the contact's vehicle collided with an elk. All the air bags in the vehicle failed to deploy and there were no warning indicators illuminated. The driver sustained injuries to the back and had broken glass in her hair. The front seat passenger sustained cuts from the broken windshield glass and back pain. The rear passenger sustained head and back injuries that required medical attention. All occupants were wearing seat belt restraints. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed and deemed a total loss. The cause of the failure was not determined. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 9,800.

- Eureka, CA, USA