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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
30 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
28 / 1
Average Mileage:
36,168 miles

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2001 Hyundai Elantra seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #20

Aug 192003

Elantra

  • 8,000 miles

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

While driving 45 mph, the consumer's vehicle crashed into a vehicle in front of her. The seat belt was worn, but the air bags did not deploy. The clutch pedal had to be replaced twice in the last six months. The dealer and the manufacturer were aware of the problem.

- New Gloucester, ME, USA

problem #19

Dec 182002

Elantra 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 8,000 miles
While driving 45 mph, the consumer's vehicle crashed into a vehicle in front of her. The seat belt was worn, but the air bags did not deploy. The clutch pedal had to be replaced twice in the last six months. The dealer and the manufacturer were aware of the problem. The rear struts had gone out and leaked.

- New Gloucester, ME, USA

problem #18

Oct 212003

Elantra

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles
After starting vehicle air bag light flashed for about one minute and then turned off. Dealer determined that the wires under the driver's seat became loose, causing the driver's air bag to deactivate. Abl.pco

- Cooper City, FL, USA

problem #17

Oct 062003

Elantra

  • miles

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

While driving about 55 mph on a service road ramp and without warning consumer's vehicle hit another vehicle from behind, causing a collision and a chain reaction of multiple vehicle pile up on the highway. Upon impact, driver's side air bag did not deploy. The driver was transported by ambulance to the hospital for back and neck injuries.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #16

Aug 122003

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
My son in law died in a two car crash [ frontal], his airbags did not deploy. Both vehicles were going about 50 mph. Three people in other vehicle survived, their airbags did deploy. The seat belt was worn. The consumer crossed over a lane and possibly fell asleep, and hit a van. The driver of the vehicle may have fallen asleep at the wheel and drove into oncoming traffic. The posted speed was 55 mph. The drive hit the front end of a full size Chevrolet van at an estimated speed of 50 mph. This was assumed because just prior to the crash the posted speed was 25 mph. The driver was most likely belted. According to the complainant, the coroner stated the driver sustained a lacerated aorta and a snapped neck. Photos of the vehicle submitted to ODI show the damage to the front end of the driver's side offset crash. Damage to the steering wheel and the frontal airbags did not deploy. Cw this incident is subject of NHTSA special crash investigation CA03-046. According to investigation the airbag warning light may have been on prior to crash.

- Mayfield, NY, USA

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problem #15

Jul 232003

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,140 miles
I was involved in a frontal crash of substantial proportions, and the air bags failed to deploy. Damage excessive enough that insurance company deemed the vehicle a total loss.

- Wantagh, NY, USA

problem #14

May 272003

Elantra

  • miles

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

While driving 40 mph the vehicle was involved in a front end collision and neither of the air bags deployed....

- Morgantown, WV, USA

problem #13

Apr 042003

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,300 miles
Traveling 35-40 mph, front end collision, car deemed a total loss by insurance company-front air bags failed to deploy.

- Dover Plains, NY, USA

problem #12

Mar 052003

Elantra 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles
The vehicle was involved in a frontal collision, and the air bags failed to deploy, consumer was injured. The incident occurred on a narrow/icy passage. Hyundai did not attempt to inspect the vehicle. The vehicle was a total loss. Scc

- Hopewell Junction, NY, USA

problem #11

Feb 202003

Elantra

  • 30,000 miles
The vehicle was involved in a frontal collision, and the air bags failed to deploy.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #10

Dec 152002

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,500 miles

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

I was in an automobile accident in my 2001 Hyundai Elantra on 12/15/01. I was wearing my seatbelt when the accident occured. The airbag light went on but the airbag did not deploy. I was informed on 12/22/02 that a friend of the family, driving the same year/make and model had been in an accident and the same thing occured.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #9

Sep 242002

Elantra

  • miles
The car hit head on and the front end bumper has fallen off. Despite this both front airbags did not deploy.

- Sylvania, OH, USA

problem #8

May 262002

Elantra

  • miles
Front collision at 30-35 mph, vehicle hit concrete wall on passenger front. Neither airbag deployed, vehicle was totalled. No injuries.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #7

Mar 122002

Elantra

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 25 mph and without warning, a head on collision occurred, upon impact, airbags did not deploy, causing minor injuries to driver and passenger.

- Danville, CA, USA

problem #6

Dec 172001

Elantra

  • miles
If I was going any faster or hit any harder or by a larger vehicle, I wouldn't have survived. I find ir unbelievable that my car was hit on the front corner passenger side and that airbag, nor the side airbags inflated.D.

- Blue Ash, OH, USA

problem #5

Nov 062001

Elantra

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer rearended another vehicle while driving 35-45 mph, a second vehicle hit consumers drivers side door upon impact, driver and passenger airbags failed to deployed. Minor injuries, vehicle was totalled.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #4

Nov 062001

Elantra

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer rearended another vehicle while driving 35-45 mph, a second vehicle hit consumers drivers side door upon impact, driver and passenger airbags failed to deployed. Minor injuries, vehicle was totalled.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 232001

Elantra

  • miles
Car was rearended by a truck at approx 50mph. Airbags did not deploy. Is this right. The huyndai was stopped and a 1978 Ford pickup rammed the backend. I am wondering if the air bag should have deployed? the huyndai did hit the car in front of it after being rammed.

- Waterbury, CT, USA

problem #2

Apr 252001

Elantra

  • miles
Airbags did not deploy in this accident. I contacted the manufacturer. They have not done enough to investigate this problem. I have tried repeatedly to talk to someone with the ability to answer my questions.

- Glen Allen, VA, USA

problem #1

Jul 222001

Elantra

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states while driving 65 mph he was hit by a tractor trailer. Upon impact, both front air bags failed to deploy. Was pushed about 400 feet, spun around and hit a concrete barrier with passenger front. Consumer suffered nerve damage in one leg/ his wife had a bruised chest. Vehicle was totalled.

- Ft. Worth, TX, USA

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