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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,750 miles

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2003 Hyundai Elantra seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 062009


  • 65,500 miles


No known problems with air bags. I was in a T-bone collision with a large SUV (Suburban) totaling my car. The hit was on the driver's side and none of the airbags deployed. The police officer stated Suburban was traveling 35-40 mph.

- Boerne, TX, USA

problem #1

May 032004


  • 28,000 miles
Consumer's vehicle was hit on the passenger side door at 45 mph by another vehicle.. this occurred while the vehicle was at a complete stop, but idling. Upon impact, passenger side air bag and the frontal air bags failed to deploy. As a result, passenger's head hit the window, and his side hit the console. Also, driver sustained neck injuries and bruises.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

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