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CarComplaints.com Notes: There's an emerging trend of transmission problem with the 2010 Elantra at fairly early mileage.

So far owners report having the transmission replaced under warranty but that won't hold up for much longer. It may be a bit premature but for now we're putting the "CLUNKER" rating on the 2010 Elantra just to be safe.

Speaking of being safe, you might not be unless Hyundai can figure out why their airbags aren't deploying.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
16 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
20 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,328 miles

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2010 Hyundai Elantra seat belts / air bags problems

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2010 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #22

Sep 292016

Elantra

  • miles

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

Airbag lights constantly on. Clock spring issue.

- Enon, OH, USA

problem #21

May 062016

Elantra

  • 28,453 miles
Due to inclement weather, this vehicle ran into the back of another vehicle at approximately 40mph and the airbag did not deploy. Why" the driver of this vehicle was slammed into the steering with such violent force, her sternum was fractured and her heart muscle bruised. Hyundai does not appear on the takata recall list. Whom does Hyundai utilize for its airbags"

- Levittown, PA, USA

problem #20

May 062016

Elantra

  • 59,000 miles
Airbag light turned on while driving on rough road on hwy appx. 59K miles. Had passenger in car appx 200 lbs. Took to dealer at 60,500 miles. Is either a faulty seat bracket $2500+ to replace the passenger seat or damaged SRS module $1000+, or possibly both. Dealer recommends bring car in for additional diagnostic to remove seat an center console $300+ in labor just for that. My warranty conveniently expired at 60K. Dealer could not guarantee a 500 mile extension to my warranty so I will not be proceeding with repairs. This is an unacceptable practice from Hyundai, I did nothing wrong to my car, this is a factory defect.

- Yonkers, NY, USA

problem #19

Feb 102015

Elantra

  • 63,000 miles

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

The contact owned a 2010 Hyundai Elantra. While driving 13 mph, the vehicle accelerated. The brake pedal was depressed and stuck to the floorboard and the steering wheel locked. The vehicle crossed opposite lanes and crashed through a gate and into a house. The air bags deployed long after the crash occurred. The contact was knocked unconscious momentarily and received medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a tow yard. Three months later, the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 13V113000 (exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic) and 15V1000 (steering). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and requested information to investigate the failure. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was approximately 63,000.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #18

Mar 022016

Elantra

  • 98,445 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Hyundai Elantra. While starting the vehicle, the air bag warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The failure occurred on several occasions intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 98,445.

- Hackleburg, AL, USA

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problem #17

Jan 202016

Elantra

  • 112,099 miles
Airbags did not deploy in a head-on collision. Another driver was travelling too fast on snow and slid into my lane while I was traveling in the opposite direction. His airbag deployed, mine did not. This was a 6 airbag system, with no passengers in car. I need assistance pulling out the event data recorder and crash data before this car is salvaged so we can get Hyundai to recall this system.

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #16

Jun 182015

Elantra

  • 73,070 miles

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

Sitting in traffic on 405 freeway near exit 52 going South to work when I was rear-ended by a 2013 Nissan. Back and front of car folded up, I was ejected from the seat belt (opened up and flew into passenger seat) and not one air bag opened. I could not move, my foot was fractured, stomach hurt, neck, back and arms in pain. Chp on the scene. Car that ran into the back of me pushed me into a large truck and pushed the truck into a car. 4-car accident. Car has been totaled and I am reporting the failure and defect with the seat belts and air bags. MA 10/5

- Granada Hills, CA, USA

problem #15

Jun 102015

Elantra

  • 160,000 miles
I was driving my Hyundai 2010 I hit a parked car driving about 35mph none of my airbags deployed

- Washington Ch , OH, USA

problem #14

Dec 062014

Elantra

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 45 mph on a slippery road, the contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a wall. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained bruises that did not require medical attention. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Burke , VA, USA

problem #13

Oct 312014

Elantra 4-cyl

  • miles
Air bags did not deploy, driver/occupant sustained extensive and debilitating spinal injury........updated 12/15/15

- Mooresville, NC, USA

problem #12

May 052014

Elantra

  • 92,000 miles

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

While at a complete stop, I was rear ended and also I rear ended the vehicle in front of me and not one of the airbags deployed.

- Beech Grove, IN, USA

problem #11

Feb 112014

Elantra

  • 107,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that while driving approximately 20 mph, the air bag warning indicator light illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or an independent mechanic for diagnosis or repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 107,000.

- Howell, NJ, USA

problem #10

May 262013

Elantra

  • miles
Cpsc: 2010 Hyundai Elantra. Consumer stated her husband was in a car accident, and the airbags did not deploy. The consumer stated the husband passed out at the wheel, due to a medical condition. According to the police, the vehicle accelerated, crossed the oncoming lane, hit a large cable box, then hit a tree with such force that the vehicle over turned. He sustained multiple injuries. Hyundai investigated the matter, and determined the air bags performed as designed.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #9

Aug 102013

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated while drifting at about 20 mph, the air bags deployed without any warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician stated that the computer reported a crash but the vehicle did not suffer any body damage. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 55,000. Updated 10-21-13 the vehicle was totaled.

- Mount Joy , PA, USA

problem #8

Feb 252013

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 64,659 miles
When I purchased the car on the 23 of February the salesman assured me nothing was wrong with this car had only had one owner noticed that in the interior of the car there were water rings and a mold substance salesman assured it was not mold took it back 2 days later they replaced struts and again voiced my concern about mold was assured again it was not took it back on 13 of March the owner called and advised me to pick up car stated they had some one come out and inspect the car and they determined it was not mold when ask for a copy of document was told inspector refused to leave one. ESC light kept coming on sales manager instructed service dept not to touch my car got test run to check for reports on ESC it came back with 2 code C1260(steering sensor)the other B1322(airbag control)was told if it came back on to bring it back.I have tried to get these issues corrected on more that 4 occasions the owner didn't see a problem with the way I was treated.mold is a health hazard I use my car for work. I am in home health and drive the elderly around this is very unhealthy and I think the dealership should correct this at their cost.

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #7

Sep 242012

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
2010 Hyundai Elantra gls collided with SUV\truck at approx 60 mph at right front bumper area - SUV\truck moved left striking Elantra in right front bumper then center of bumper as radiator was crushed, bent Elantra's front frame both front sides from right to left at about 45 degree angle, and air bags did not deploy. From visual inspection, body shop said that front seat belt pretensioners worked. Elantra was a total loss.

- Wadsworth, OH, USA

problem #6

Aug 102012

Elantra

  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the vehicle slid and the contact lost control of the vehicle until crashing. None of the air bags deployed upon impact. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact was reported injured as a result. The police were notified and a police report was filed. The contact was transported to the hospital via helicopter. The dealer was notified of the failure who filed a case on the contact's behalf (case number: 4964343). The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 32,000.

- Joelton, TN, USA

problem #5

May 062012

Elantra

  • 11,500 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that while entering a residential driveway at 5 mph. The brake pedal was depressed yet the vehicle accelerated abnormally and the contact crashed into a ditch. The contact stated that the air bags did not deploy and no one was injured. The vehicle was not destroyed and was neither inspected nor repaired. The failure and the current mileages were 11,500.

- Morristown, PA, USA

problem #4

Sep 102011

Elantra

  • 14,000 miles
Traveling at speed of 35 mph, vehicle T boned my car in the drivers center post and both doors. Not one air bag deployed. 2 with injuries. Over $6000 in damage to my vehicle.

- Carlsbad, NM, USA

problem #3

Mar 052012

Elantra

  • miles
One car rollover crash. The vehicle rolled an estimated seven times. The entire front end was demolished and the sides and most of the rear end was damaged as well. Not one airbag deployed. The only person in the car was wearing the seat belt bit suffers from severe whiplash. Lacerations and broken left wrist. This was a rental car. The sensors were damaged as well.

- Lakewood, CO, USA

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