hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,016 miles

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problem #7

Jan 182013

Elantra Touring

  • miles
Still waiting for a safety recall on passenger front airbag. Will not deploy in an accident due to a sensor failure inside passenger seat that detects weight of occupant. Oem replacement w/O labor is $1800.

- Missouri City, TX, USA

problem #6

Jul 072014

Elantra Touring

  • 130,000 miles
Driving on highway 65 mph, power steering went out. When I reached my destination which was another 20 miles away I researched and a bit and when I turned car back on a few hours later it was working again. I received a recall letter about it almost a year later. Why did I just receive that? took to dealership for that and three other recalls (two I was not aware of. The stop light I did get a letter about, however the airbag light has been on for months and I see by reading these other complaints that there shuld be a recall about that. Dealership tells me the whole sterring mechanism is bad and are replacing this week. The high profile tires have been a nightmare since I bought the vehicle, expensive for that sized car and don't last more than 30K miles. I don't think the tire issue has anything to do with the branding. After reading all these complants, I most likely will not buy from Hyundai again. The airbag issue is an expensive fix, a potential safety hazard and should be rectified by Hyundai. Stand behind your product, simple ethical expectation

- Waverly, IA, USA

problem #5

Apr 222015

Elantra Touring 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
Airbag light is constantly on, indicating a failure. On further discovery, it is a known issue with the referenced model for the passenger seat occupant sensor to fail. The car does not recognize when a passenger is in the passenger seat and when not, causing an airbag fault and possibly failing to deploy airbag in an accident. The replacement part exceeds $2000 (remedy is to replace the seat)....updated 08/20/15

- Missouri City, TX, USA

problem #4

Apr 062015

Elantra Touring

  • 100,000 miles
Airbag warning light is illuminated in instrument cluster. Brought it to the dealer for routine maintenance and had them look into it at that time. They said the weight sensor in the front passenger seat is malfunctioning. This sensor tells the airbag system if someone is sitting in the front seat and whether it should be on or not. The on/off light by the controls appears to be working properly. Meaning if someone is sitting in the seat, the airbag off light is not illuminated. The dealer stated that the sensor is measuring a negative 100+kg. The only way to repair the problem is to replace the sensor which entails replacing the seat bottom. They quoted $1500 to do the job. The airbag system is still working but it takes over 100 kg to turn on the passenger airbag.

- New Hampton, NH, USA

problem #3

Apr 032015

Elantra Touring

  • 75,000 miles
The passenger seat weight classification sensor failed and as a result the car shut down the airbag system. The airbag warning light is on and as such none of the airbags will function. The dealer quoted me at nearly $2,000 to fix the problem, and mentioned replacing the entire seat bottom. Requiring a complete seat replacement for a simple sensor seems like a major design flaw. Meanwhile, this really affects the safety of the vehicle as the airbags are not functioning.

- Allentown, PA, USA

problem #2

Feb 242014

Elantra Touring 4-cyl

  • 80,111 miles
I was driving back home and approaching a stop when my SRS airbag light came on, indicating malfunction of airbag. No airbags were deployed, but light would not go away. Brought it into authorized Hyundai service center, and they stated right front seat track sensors have failed. The cost for replacing this part is extremely expensive, and driving with this light on I think would be a safety hazard if I got into a car accident. I have seen other reports and complaints of other owners having similar problem. Can you please investigate. Thank you.

- Bayside, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 142009

Elantra Touring 4-cyl

  • 1,000 miles
Two weeks after purchasing this vehicle the air bag warning light came on. I made an appt with fuccillo Hyundai of schenectady NY, the location where I purchased the vehicle, for one week later. Light went off after 3 days and I contacted fucillo and they told me to make another appt if the light came on a again. It did multiple times over the next several months, I made appts, the light went off after a few days, and fucillo Hyundai kept telling me to make another appt if the light came on again. The air bag light did this for months and in early 2010 while in cocoa Florida the light illuminated and I visited cocoa Hyundai and they told me not to drive the vehicle if the light came on, the airbags would not work in an accident, they offered me a loaner to drive and they began work on the vehicle within the hour. Light came on after a short period of time, had it in to cocoa Hyundai a second and then yet again a third time over 2 months. The light has been going on and off for the past 3 1/2 years and it has now been on for the past 4 months, I can`T afford to have the vehicle into the shop on a regular basis and would like you to look into this make and model for air bag defects.

- Niskayuna, NY, USA