The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2002 Hyundai Elantra, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: AIR BAG LIGHT ILLUMINATION

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA08012

    Component(s): Air Bags
    Air Bags:Frontal
    Air Bags:Frontal:Sensor/Control Module

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: AIR BAG LIGHT ILLUMINATION

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE08017

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: March 10, 2008
    • Date Closed: July 10, 2008
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Air Bags
    Air Bags:Frontal
    Air Bags:Frontal:Sensor/Control Module

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  3. INVESTIGATION: FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARMS RUSTING

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE09011

    Component(s): Suspension:Front
    Suspension:Front:Control Arm
    Suspension:Front:Control Arm:Lower Arm

    Summary: There is no summary currently available