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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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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1998 Hyundai Elantra seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #10

May 232001

Elantra

  • miles

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

Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision with another vehicle at 15-20 mph impact, and both air bags did not deploy. Dealer / manufacturer were not notified at this time. Feel free to provide us with any further details on this matter.

- Averill Park, NY, USA

problem #9

Oct 112000

Elantra

  • miles
Was traveling 35-40mph when another vehicle went through stop sign, and hit consumer's vehicle. Then, Elantra rear ended first vehicle. Upon impact, air bags failed to deploy. Driver hit the steering wheel. Driver received emergency treatment. Vehicle totaled.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #8

Apr 022000

Elantra

  • miles
While driving down highway traveling 75 mph consumer, attempting to avoid hitting vehicle in front, applied brakes suddenly and vehicle swerved, hitting another vehicle in the other lane. Upon impact, neither airbag deployed. Contacted dealer and manufacturer.

- Hopemills, NC, USA

problem #7

Aug 301999

(reported on)

Elantra

  • miles

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

Owner rear ended a truck at 20 to 30mph, and neither driver's side nor passenger's side airbags deployed. Dealer has not seen vehicle.

- Springhill, FL, USA

problem #6

Aug 301999

(reported on)

Elantra

  • miles
Owner rear ended a truck at 20 to 30mph, and neither driver's side nor passenger's side airbags deployed. Dealer has not seen vehicle.

- Springhill, FL, USA

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problem #5

Aug 301999

(reported on)

Elantra

  • miles
Owner rear ended a truck at 20 to 30mph, and neither driver's side nor passenger's side airbags deployed. Dealer has not seen vehicle.

- Springhill, FL, USA

problem #4

Jul 261999

Elantra

  • miles

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

While driving airbags deployed unexpectedly and without any warning or impact.

- Bentnor, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jul 261999

Elantra

  • miles
While driving airbags deployed unexpectedly and without any warning or impact.

- Bentnor, NJ, USA

problem #2

Sep 281998

(reported on)

Elantra

  • miles
Driver hit the front end of vehicle against a guardrail at about 50mph, and neither driver's nor passenger's side airbags deployed.

- Hudson, NH, USA

problem #1

Sep 281998

(reported on)

Elantra

  • miles
Driver hit the front end of vehicle against a guardrail at about 50mph, and neither driver's nor passenger's side airbags deployed.

- Hudson, NH, USA

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