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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
15 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
12 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,305 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Hyundai Accent seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #17

May 022011

Accent

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2001 Hyundai Accent. Consumer states airbags deployed without being involved in an accident destroying the windshield and seizing the seat belts the consumer stated after two months of phone calls, Hyundai finally responded and claimed the system detected an impact and no assistance would be provided and the matter was closed.

- Lake Luzerne, NY, USA

problem #16

Oct 202009

Accent

  • 46,235 miles
My family was driving our 2001 Hyundai Accent in which another vehicle collided with ours except the dash board air bags didn't inflate. Afterwards within two weeks I stopped at the nearest dealership and asked who should I inquire why the air bags didn't work. The vehicle was totaled and I did send an email to the address the dealership provided but have heard nothing. My wife and daughter got banged up but are okay now. My concern is that it could of been much serious and why I haven't heard anything from Hyundai. The accident occurred on October 20, 2009 in el centro, California. Thank you.

- El Centro, CA, USA

problem #15

Nov 212007

Accent

  • miles
My client was seriously injured when the car her husband was driving struck a telephone pole head-on and the airbags failed to deploy. The airbag system had not given any warning that it was not working at any time before the crash.

- Boston, MA, USA

problem #14

Oct 022004

Accent

  • Manual transmission
  • 70,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

After striking a deer on the road at 55 mph tair bags did not deploy. Manufacturer was not contacted. Vehicle was totaled.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #13

Aug 262004

Accent 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,950 miles
While driving at 55 mph consumer slammed on the brakes and rear-ended the car stopped in the middle of the expressway. Both driver and passenger front airbags did not deploy. Vehicle's front-end sustained damage. Already being serviced at a Hyundai dealership and aware of the problem. Will receive a diagnostic of the airbag system after vehicle has been repaired.

- Opa-Locka, FL, USA

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problem #12

Dec 312003

Accent

  • 56,000 miles
Upon merging into the highway from a yield sign at 30 mph consumer was involved in a front end collision. Upon impact, neither driver's side nor passenger's side air bags deployed.

- Rich Hill, MO, USA

problem #11

Sep 012003

Accent

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving the consumer's vehicle was hit by another vehicle on the rear driver's side. Upon impact the front air bags failed to deploy. Driver sustained minor injuries. The vehicle spun around about three times when it was impacted. The consumer sustained injuries to her ribs, back and neck.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #10

Jun 052003

Accent

  • miles
Consumer states that while driving and with no warning drivers side air bag deployed. Dealer notified.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #9

Jun 042003

Accent

  • miles
While driving at 25 mph consumer's vehicle rear ended another vehicle, and the air bags did not deploy.

- Tooele, UT, USA

problem #8

May 102002

Accent

  • miles
Consumer's vehicle was involved in a frontal collision with another vehicle, and neither front driver's or passenger's airbags deployed. Consumer was driving 40mph and collided into back of another vehicle.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #7

Jun 142002

Accent

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While traveling about 40mph on highway another vehicle made a sudden stop in front of consumers vehicle, and a rear end collision occurred, upon impact, drivers side air bag did not deploy. Dealership was aware of problem. Also the engine caught on fire.

- Bayshore, NY, USA

problem #6

May 102002

Accent

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
During a crash air bags did not deploy. Consumers daughter was driving and she slammed on her brakes, she rearended the vehicle in front, passengers head broke the windshield.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #5

Mar 182002

Accent

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving 35 mph an accident occurred, consumer hit a tree, and the air bag did not deploy. Consumer states the vehicle went into a skid and off the road, consumer was injuried.

- Barre, MA, USA

problem #4

Feb 062002

Accent

  • miles
Vehicle was going 55mph and front end hydroplaned into median, causing air bags not to deploy. Consumer sustained serious injuries. Vehicle was totaled. Dealer and manufacturer were notified.

- Childresburg, AL, USA

problem #3

Jan 292002

(reported on)

Accent

  • miles
During an accident seat belt disengaged and air bags did not deploy. Please provide any further information, and vehicle identification number.

- Chillicothe, OH, USA

problem #2

Sep 092001

Accent

  • miles
Consumer was traveling about 55mph on highway and noticed that steering wheel started shaking. Consumer lost control of vehicle, and it started to roll twice or more into an enbankment. Vehicle was turned upside down. Consumer was able to crawl outside of vehicle. Upon impact, airbags did deploy. Vehicle was totaled. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Center, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 252001

Accent

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal and rear end collisions of 40 mph impact, both air bags failed to deploy. Dealer / manufacturer were not notified at this time.

- Shalinar, FL, USA

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