really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,022 miles

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problem #4

Dec 272003

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 24,200 miles
The driver's side seat belt would not retract. The defect was repaired under the factory warranty on 1/14/04.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 302010


  • 185,000 miles
2002 Hyundai Elantra. SRS airbag light came on instrument console. The passanger seatbelt tensioner detonated about a month later. About two months after that the driver side seat airbag deployed on its own while I was driving..no impact whatsoever. Car now in dealer for module replacement and aribag replacement.

- Corvallis, OR, USA

problem #2

Sep 012006

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
: the contact stated the driver's side front seat belt would not retract or hold correctly. If the vehicle were in an accident it would not protect the occupant properly. The service dealer stated the spring would not catch and the seat belt needed to be replaced.

- Youngstown, OH, USA

problem #1

Feb 222006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,888 miles
: the contact stated while driving down a hill at 60mph in icy conditions, the brake pedal was depressed. However, the vehicle did not slow down and as a result, the vehicle struck a guard rail with minor damage sustained. The police were notified and a written report was provided. The vehicle was towed to an impound yard to await inspection from the insurance company. Additionally, while attempting to use the latch system, the seat belt covered the latch bracket.

- Fairfax Station, VA, USA