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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,168 miles

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2001 Hyundai Elantra seat belts / air bags problems

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2001 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #13

Apr 242003

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,364 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Hyundai Elantra. The contact was driving approximately 35 mph when the air bag warning light illuminated. The warning light continued to illuminate until the engine was turned off. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for the identical failure five times. The total repairs performed consisted of rerouting the air bag wire harness, tightening the pin connectors and the air bag terminal. Also, the air bag module connector was repaired. The vehicle was repaired for a recall under the NHTSA campaign id number 00V332000 (air bags: Side /window); however, the remedy did not correct the problem. The failure continued to occur after the vehicle was repaired. The vehicle had not been repaired when the complaint was filed. The failure mileage was 7,364. Updated 11/11/10 the ignition cylinder would not turn at times. Updated 11/18/10 the seat track was replaced due to the seat being loose. Updated evoq 12/10/10

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #12

Dec 212009

Elantra

  • 100,000 miles
2001 Hyundai Elantra side airbag failed to deploy when T-boned by a van. Driver received whiplash, concussion, seven months later still in physical therapy, not returned to work, and suffering post concussive.

- Hillsdale, NY, USA

problem #11

Sep 182009

Elantra

  • 145,000 miles
There was an airbag recall on my 2001 Hyundai Elantra. I got the recalled repaired by arrow Hyundai in milwaukee, wi. On January 5th, 2009. At the end of September, 2009 both of the side passenger airbags deployed within a week of each other. The first side air bag deployed while I was driving roughly 25mph. (week of September 18th.) the second side airbag deployed overnight while no one was even in the car. (the next week in September, deployed less than a week after the first) I had tried to schedule two different appointments with Hyundai to have my airbags and seats fixed but had to reschedule because they could not tell me how long they would have my car. Before I could go to the next appointment I made with arrow Hyundai, my front passenger airbag also deployed. (about a week and a half after my second side airbag deployed). The front passenger airbag (the one that deploys from the dashboard) deployed while I was about to pull out from being parked. I was going roughly 3mph if that. This airbag shattered my windshield, making the car impossible to drive. I contacted Hyundai usa the day after my front passenger airbag deployed and they began an "investigation". it has now been over three months since the third airbag deployed and I haven't heard anything about having my car repaired. I have called Hyundai usa at least every other week since this occurred and still have not received a real answer.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #10

Dec 172007

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,776 miles

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

I was travelling eastbound in the #1 lane on arden way. An SUV (Dodge durango) was travelling in the westbound #2 lane of arden way made a U-turn manuver over the center divider and crashed into my vehicle. My vehicle was pushed into a second vehicle as a result. Police report reflects this action. My airbags failed to deploy.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #9

Jan 012007

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that the air bag light remained illuminated. The mechanic stated that the satellite sensor failed. As of September 25, 2007, neither the mechanic nor the dealer had repaired the vehicle. The manufacturer stated that his VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign id number 00V332000 (air bags:side/window). The failure mileage was 70,000 and current mileage was 80,000. Abl.pco

- West Sacramento, CA, USA

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problem #8

Jan 012007

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles
2001 Hyundai Elantra gls -- one month ago (January 2007) the airbag light on the dashboard commenced slowly, dimly appearing then slowly fading out in one continuous cycle of several seconds. The condition repeats as long as the ignition is switched "on." I noticed Hyundai's recall of the 2001 Hyundai Elantra for exactly that problem and took the vehicle to the local dealership for repair. Evidently, the condition is caused by one-or-more faulty airbag sensors. The result, according to the recall information, is that one or more airbags may not deploy when activated. The dealer entered my vehicle's VIN, told me that my vehicle was not covered by the recall and refused to replace the sensors without charge. Because of the exorbitant cost of replacement, please ask Hyundai to include my vehicle in the recall and/or mail me a letter of credit that I can give to the dealer to have this condition repaired. Accordingly, I must continue to drive the vehicle in this condition until I hear from you and/or Hyundai, here concerned. Otherwise, last June, 2006, both sun visor retaining brackets (holding the visor to the roof) cracked about a month apart, rendering the sun visors useless, in that the placement of the visor cannot be controlled...it simply drops and hangs when released from the retainer. My driver's side bracket broke just at the most inopportune moment, when the sun was shining directly into my eyes at a level just above the top of the steering wheel. I feel fortunate to have been on a lightly traveled road at the time, such that I pulled over onto the shoulder for a few minutes until the sun rose a bit higher in the sky. Those brackets should last longer than this; likewise, the airbag sensors should last longer than this. Abl.pco

- Kingman, AZ, USA

problem #7

Feb 232006

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Failure to honor a recall 00V332000.

- Live Oak, TX, USA

problem #6

Jul 152005

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,046 miles
The contact states there is NHTSA recall 00V332000 concerning the air bags: Side/window. This vehicle manifests the same problems as indicated in the recall, but is not included in the recall due to VIN. The vehicle is being repaired at the contact's expense. Update 1/11/2006 - the air bag light illuminated on the dash indicating there was a problem with the air bag.

- Absecon, NJ, USA

problem #5

Mar 192005

Elantra

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving approximately 35 mph consumer's vehicle ran into the back of a van. Upon impact, drivers side air bag did not deploy.

- Lemoore, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 212004

Elantra Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
After being involved in side collision and frontal crash the side and frontal air bags did not deploy. Recall number 00V32000.

- Muskego, WI, USA

problem #3

Dec 172001

Elantra

  • miles

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

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 #2

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 #1

Jun 122001

Elantra

  • miles
Driver's side air bag deployed without reason. Airbag light was on for 48 hours prior to air bag deploying. Contacted dealer. Dealer stated it was the moisture inside vehicle reason airbag deployed. Abl.pco

- Largo, FL, USA

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