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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,588 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.

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2006 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 282014

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 80,363 miles


Regardless of whether or not a passenger is seated in the passenger seat, the 'air bag' light on the dashboard goes off - problem began upon initially starting car, and is not linked to any accident ever occurred. A recall should be issued by the department of transportation for the safety of passengers riding in these vehicles.

- Blacksburg, VA, USA

problem #3

Jan 212014

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Intermittent problem where dash air bag light continues to go on and off, whether passenger seat is occupied or not. Problem started to occur shortly after rear end collision, and diagnosis from Hyundai dealer pointed to defective right front seat mat and sensor. Diagnosis and repair costs estimated to be $1500. Insurance carrier denies connection between rear end collision and air bag light/seat problem. We are concerned about our safety while using 2006 Hyundai Elantra with intermittent air bag light, and numerous other air bag related complaints for this particular make and model. Can manufacturer comment and help customers and address this unusual defect occurrence, and should recall be made due to numerous related air bag complaints in the system?

- Hales Corners, WI, USA

problem #2

Nov 102006

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
When I took my vehicle to get a seat shampoo the seats have brought up a horrible stain from the bottom of the seats and the car is brand new and I have never spilled any thing in the seats.

- Marseilles, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 012006

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,990 miles
: the contact stated the passenger front seat slid forward on its tracks, causing the contact to impact the dashboad, resulting in a rear end collision at 5 mph. There were no damages nor police report filed. An appointment has been scheduled to have the seat inspected at the local dealership.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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