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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,119 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

problem #3

Dec 032014


  • miles


The contact owns a 2001 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that while attempting to secure the front drivers side seat belt of the vehicle, the seat belt would not retract to properly secure the driver. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was not available.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #2

Dec 082009


  • 96,357 miles
1. there were no noticeable events that led up to the failure. Hyundai had a recall on the air bag sensor control module in October 2008 (recall id# 80141 & 80132). I had them install the new wiring harness and clips to prevent a spontaneous failure, but I had a failure none the less. 2. the front driver and passenger seatbelts failed without warning. I heard a loud bang noise and the seatbelts tightened up on both front passengers. I noticed an odor after the event and the seatbelts would not extend or retract and the air bag warning light was illuminated. I understand this safety feature was meant to deploy in the event of an accident, but I didn't hit anything. 3. I took the 2001 Hyundai Elantra in to Hyundai to diagnose the failure. The following codes came up on the computer: B1361, B1360, and B1366. I was told I needed to replace the front seat belts and air bag control module.

- Lumberton, NC, USA

problem #1

Aug 132001


  • miles
While driving 25 to 30 mph on a wet pavement consumer's vehicle hit head-on into another vehicle, and seat belts did not lock. Contacted manufacturer, and manufacturer sent someone out to look at vehicle.

- Bedford, VA, USA

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