really awful
Crashes / Fires:
17 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
14 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,223 miles

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problem #47

Jun 152018


  • miles
I call a dealer last year (lee Hyundai) florence, SC. And was told that if I want to have it fixed that it would cost me about 500 dollars, I also thought that I had made a report with NHTSA before and then when it came on tv, it was said that Hyundai was liable for fixing it.

- Florence, SC, USA

problem #46

May 012019


  • miles
My air bag light will not go away

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #45

Sep 122018


  • miles
Talked to dealer (Hyundai lee), and was told recall was closed and I would have to paid to have fixed. I brought this car from dealer.

- Florence, SC, USA

problem #44

Aug 172018


  • 80,000 miles
Just purchased this vehicle used and the air bag dashboard light went on. The dealer charged me $140 to diagnose informing me that the seat sensors need replacement adding that the entire seat assembly may need to be replaced. I feel this is a failure of Hyundai's research and development plus quality control of a major safety system device. Its replacement should be free based on this. As a note the light comes on immediately at start and while driving, stays on constantly

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #43

Mar 052018


  • 77,000 miles
Air bag light has been on and I need safety in the car, wondering if recall has been reported

- Port Orange, FL, USA

problem #42

Jan 252016


  • miles
Passengers seat was checked.faulty sensor in seat.$1800. 00 to fix.cant afford to fix on a fixed income

- Latrobe, PA, USA

problem #41

Jul 152016


  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Elantra. Upon starting the vehicle, the air bag indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the OCS mat failed and the front passenger seat needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired by the contact's husband; however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to autonation Hyundai mall of Georgia (3445 buford dr ne, buford, ga 30519) where it was diagnosed that the failure recurred and the seat needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Flowery Branch, GA, USA

problem #40

Feb 062017


  • 22,850 miles
23,000 original miles. Never involved in a crash. Front passenger air bag light indicates air bag off even with an adult passenger seated and belted in the seat. Indicator light comes on and off intermittently, for several minutes at a time, while driving vehicle continuously. Happens on city streets and highway driving. Cause for serious concern for safety of driver and passenger of this vehicle.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #39

Sep 062016


  • 72,000 miles
Air bag light keep on coming and going off

- Bellevue, WA, USA

problem #38

May 242016

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Elantra. While driving 30 mph or higher, another vehicle crashed into the passenger side of the contact's vehicle. The front passenger side window shattered and the door fractured on the contact's vehicle. The driver sustained neck injuries, arm pains, bruising to the hips, and a pulled muscle in the right leg. The rear passenger sustained bruising to the left eye, hip, and head. The child passenger sustained whiplash and abrasions to the arm. Medical attention was required. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed and parked. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 05V395000 (air bags), but did not receive notification of the recall repair. The approximate failure mileage was 200,000. Updated 07/27/16

- Vienna, VA, USA

problem #37

Jun 152015


  • 55,104 miles
The occupant classification system (OCS) installed in the right front seat of the vehicle will not turn off and will not detect a person in that seat and turn the "passenger seat air bag off" light off. This has been a reoccurring problem in other Hyundai vehicles and recalls have been issued. For some reason, the Elantra has not been included even though it uses the same system and there have been many complaints. This is a definite safety issue and needs attention..

- Yuba City, CA, USA

problem #36

Dec 102014


  • 16,500 miles
The contact owned a 2005 Hyundai Elantra. While driving 35 mph, a vehicle in front stalled causing the contact to rear end the vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained chest injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was made aware of this failure. The failure mileage was 16,500.

- Great River , NY, USA

problem #35

Mar 152015

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 122,769 miles
Air bag light stays on at any speed.

- Newport , TN, USA

problem #34

Feb 142014

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the front passenger seat air bag occupant sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 103,000 and the current mileage was 105,000. Updated 8/11/14

- San Ramon , CA, USA

problem #33

Sep 062006

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 1,000 miles
When I drive the car with an adult passenger in the front seat the instrument light indicates that the passenger air bag is off. It stays lit for a few miles, then goes off and then on again. This keeps happening throughout the trip.

- Syosset, NY, USA

problem #32

Nov 172013


  • 112,000 miles
Took sharp turn right to miss a car that was headed for me hit a telephone pole, neither air bag deployed. Injuries included concussion, whip lash, broken hand, bruised ribs, glass and cuts in head from windshield, lip was torn in half and bruised, two day hospital stay and a totaled car.

- Machesney Park, IL, USA

problem #31

Oct 012013

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 145,000 miles
The Hyundai Elantra rear ended another car going approx. 30 mph. The driver hit the car in front of them at full speed, without braking. The driver did not know the car in front of them abruptly stopped, causing the accident. The driver was thrusted forward on impact into the windshield. The driver air bag did not deploy.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #30

Dec 242012

Elantra 4-cyl

  • miles
I was driving down hwy I-45 South in dallas, tx and hit black ice. That is ice that cannot be seen on the road. I was going approximately 50 to 55 mph. I hit the brakes and hit the back of a metal trailer. The welded mesh landscaper trailers popular in dallas. In other words I hit a flat vertical hard service. My airbags did not deploy. I told Hyundai of the issue and they sent out someone to inspect the vehicle. They sent a letter stating "the Elantra's frontal airbags are not intended to deploy during every impact that is generally directed against the vehicle's front end." I am confused, I thought a air bag should work with all front end impacts and collisions. When I purchased the vehicle I did not get a disclaimer stating when the airbag should work and should not with a 50 mph front end collision. I am upset with the way Hyundai is responding. I did not expect a new car, only for Hyundai to acknowledge the problem.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #29

Jul 122012

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Elantra. The contact started the ignition and noticed that the front passenger side air bag warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel continuously. The malfunction would occur even with the front passenger seat occupied. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis the contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 05V395000 (air bags) but was advised that the VIN was not included under the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 77,000. Updated 03/15/13

- Middletown , DE, USA

problem #28

Feb 152012

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated the air bag warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the sensor control module needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The failure mileage was 50,000. Updated 10/11/12 the consumer stated there is a recall for air bags on Elantras. The dealer stated the vehicle was not included in the recall due to it's production date. Updated 10/11/2012

- Sunrise , FL, USA

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