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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75 miles

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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

problem #2

Jan 102007

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I own a 2004 Hyundai Elantra and when I tried to put on my seat belt on the drivers side which is shoulder and waist, the belt would not retract back and, thus, it does not fit securely around my shoulders and lap. I was told by the dealership that I would have to pay for the belt to be fixed for the seat belt warranty had expired. I disagreed with this since this is a safety feature. This is when I contacted you.

- Moneta, VA, USA

problem #1

Aug 152004

Elantra 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150 miles
Driver's shoulder belt and both rear shoulder belts are twisted, and unable to be retracted. Vehicle was taken to the dealer, who D replaced one of the shoulder belts, and untwisted the others. Currently, problem recurred.

- Wappingers Falls, NY, USA

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