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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,774 miles

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2002 Hyundai Elantra seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 182011

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 91,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated the front driver's side seat belt failed to retract. The dealer and manufacturer were notified; however, they provided no assistance. The contact expressed concern for the safety issue involved. The approximate failure mileage was 91,000. The consumer was informed the seat belts were not covered under the extended warranty plan. Updated evoq 07/19/11.

- Westtown, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 132005

Elantra 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,096 miles
Accident on 4/13/05 drivers side seat belt did not restrain driver causing driver to slam into steering wheel hitting head first and then chest area. The results were severe bruising to the chest area. The seat belt has not been repaired because Hyundai says that there is nothing wrong with it.

- Chesterfield, VA, USA

problem #2

Jul 272004

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Mva 7/27/04 passenger side impact to my car driver seat belt did not lock I hit the steering wheel passenger side airbag did not deploy.

- Bay Shore, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 032004

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Seat belt failure.

- Hamiltonm, MT, USA

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