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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
15 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
15 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,597 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2004 Hyundai Elantra seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #9

Jun 112004

Elantra

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The passenger airbag is supposed to be activated when a passenger >56.4 pounds is seated in the passenger seat. When my daughter (about 110 pounds) is seated in the passenger seat, the indicator light for the passenger airbag goes on and off when the car is moving, and she is not moving. I took the car into the dealer and I have contacted their district office and I was told there was nothing that could be done. I am worried that I will have an accident and the airbag will not be activated.

- Franklin, WI, USA

problem #8

Jul 132004

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The driver was involved in a frontal collision, upon impact the passenger seat collapsed. Only the driver's air bag deployed and no one was injured. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #7

Aug 172004

Elantra

  • 68,000 miles
Passenger's advanced air bag system failed to work and shut off when an adult sat in the seat. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Richardson, TX, USA

problem #6

Jun 142004

Elantra

  • 2,000 miles

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

When an adult sits in the front passenger seat advanced air bag would shut off. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #5

Apr 122004

Elantra

  • miles
Consumer stated that while exiting the freeway onto an off ramp hit something in the street which caused him to lose control of vehicle. In an attempt to pull over he hit another vehicle. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. Driver sustained chest injuries.

- South Gate, CA, USA

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problem #4

Mar 312004

Elantra

  • miles
When driving at an undetermined speed air bag warning light appeared on the dashboard. Consumer informed the dealer about this issue. However, the mechanic was unable to duplicate the problem.

- New Port Richey, FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 052004

(reported on)

Elantra

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles

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

When an adult passenger was in the front seat an indicator illuminated which stated that passenger's side air bag was off. Consumer contacted the dealer, who indicated that this vehicle was not part of NHTSA recall 03V322000 concerning air bag failure. Consumers wife who is about 130lbs experiences this issue when in the pass. Seat. Driving around corners or up hills turns the bag on and off. The dealer can not fix the issue.cw

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #2

Feb 192004

(reported on)

Elantra

  • miles
At the time of purchase, consumer noticed the passenger air bag off light was not functioning properly. The occupant classification sensor incorrectly interpreted the absence of a seated adult when an adult in fact occupied the seat. This caused the passenger airbag off indicator to illuminate and in the even of a crash the airbag would not deploy. The consumer stated several vehicles were recall for the problem in the past. (recall #03V322000). The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer on several occasions. The first time the dealer was unable to address the problem and they stated the had to consult with the manufacturer. The second time the passenger airbag sensor was replaced and was reported to be working properly with 60lb weight in the seat. The third time the dealer received an extra sensitive sensor from the manufacturer. The fourth time the consumer contacted the dealer and stated there had been no change. The dealer informed the consumer the part was replaced with the newest that there was and there would be no further assistance.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 242004

(reported on)

Elantra

  • 3 miles
The air bag off light illuminated when there was a passenger in the seat. The seat sensors was replaced, however it did not resolve the problem. The consumer gave the first Elantra back to the dealer and was given a replacement same model and year, but the problem existed in that cart as well.

- Brooksville, FL, USA

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