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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,015 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Hyundai Elantra seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #7

Feb 012016


  • 17,102 miles


"takata recall " well I never really thought about vehicle recalls until the death of a young girl and a few others. My car has problems with it when I'm driving to work at 4am in the morning about 5 miles there and back and one of the problems is my air bag light is on has been on for about 2 weeks, my suspension is dangerous and my seat belt is not safe because it some what works. I really want to be safe and I want my family safe.

- Pasadena, TX, USA

problem #6

Dec 072012


  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that the driver's side seat belt would not retract or sit tightly across the driver's chest. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic, who stated that the seat belt needed replacing. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 66,000.

- Levittown, NY, USA

problem #5

Mar 192012


  • 65,000 miles
Cpsc#I1230437A. 2004 Hyundai Elantra. Consumer stated driver side seat belts stopped retracting at 65,000 miles.

- Los Alamos, NM, USA

problem #4

Jan 162011


  • 139,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that the rear seat belts were contracted and would not release. The contact stated that the middle seat belt works but the rear driver side and passenger sides were inoperable. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was informed that the seat belts were not covered under warranty and could provide no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 139,000 and the current mileage was 114,948.

- Cotopaxi, CO, USA

problem #3

May 262005

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer owns a 2004 Hyundai Elantra. The consumer has called the manufacturer and was told they do not make seat belt extenders. The consumer needs one for this vehicle. The seat belt extenders are not made for Hyundai or Kia.

- Savoy, IL, USA

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problem #2

Jan 122005

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2004 Hyundai Elantra seat belts broke. The vehicle was hit by another vehicle and the air bags failed to deploy. The seat belts broke and tore out. Another vehicle hit the consumer head on. The drivers side passenger front bumper sensor was inoperative.

- Woodside , NY, USA

problem #1

May 062005

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dt the consumer stated the seat belt did not latch.

- Katy, TX, USA

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