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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,000 miles

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2005 Hyundai Elantra seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 062014


  • 93,000 miles


The driver's side seat belt of my 2005 Hyundai Elantra no longer retracts. This is a $600 fix at a Hyundai dealership. This should be covered by the 10 year/100,000 mile warranty.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 202008

Elantra 4-cyl

  • miles
I was in a car accident with my 2005 Hyundai Elantra. My front end of my vehicle was significantly damaged. Identical to the other vehicle. My air bag didn't deploy and my seatbelt didn't latch. I slid under the belt up to my ribs, smashing my knee, feet and fist into the dash. My airbag light lit up as if my airbag deployed. My repair man was appalled that the airbag didn't deploy. He said I had very significant damage and it should have deployed. I don't believe I would have been injured to the degree that I was in the accident. I am supposed to get my car back tomorrow (repaired!?) nothing was done to address the airbag situation except resetting the light on the dash. Hyundai replaced the seatbelt, they told my repair man that the pre-tensor went off as it should...that is a lie. Otherwise I wouldn't have slid under the seatbelt. I think this is a huge coverup. I know of another victim of the Hyundai 5 star crash rating....I will have her contact you as well.

- Marysville, WA, USA

problem #1

Apr 012005

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
The consumer was involved in an accident on April 1, 2005. During the accident the air bag did not deploy and the air bag light illuminated. The seat belts also failed to lock during impact.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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