Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,357 miles

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2010 Hyundai Elantra seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2010 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 042016


  • miles


Just starting getting a big problem with the steering making noise in steering wheels.. and it get worse.. seat belt keeps unclicking

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #2

Jun 182015


  • 73,070 miles
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 #1

Feb 082012

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 6,000 miles
I was stopping my 2010 Hyundai Elantra on gravel road-my right foot on brakes they locked and car jumped to acceleration and landed in bushes know down porto potty with the town gov.'t.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

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