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 2012 Hyundai Elantra, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: Side Curtain Air Bag Improper Deployment

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE12012

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: May 10, 2012
    • Date Closed: September 17, 2012
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Air Bags
    Air Bags:Side/Window

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: Headliner Bracket Detachment

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA12008

    Component(s): Air Bags:Side/Window
    Structure:Body:Roof And Pillars
    Unknown Or Other

    Summary: There is no summary currently available