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.

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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
1 miles

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2012 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 132012

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 1 miles


The Hyundai Elantra 2012 is equipped with front and rear seat warmers. The switch for the front seats resets to off when the car is turned off. The switch for the rear seats, however, remains in the on position. The next time the car is turned on, the rear seat warmers will be activated again until they are manually deactivated. A caveat in the Hyundai manual states: "with the seat warmer switch in the on position, the heating system in the seat turns off and on automatically depending on the seat temperature." This safety feature is to prevent injury to someone using the seat. My concern is the potential hazard the rear seat warmers pose when they are not being used by a passenger and the driver is unaware they are activated. On cold winter days the rear seat warmers could be heating at maximum wattage every time the car is turned on, unbeknownst to the driver. With this being a seating area often used by children, I believe there is a high likelihood that these switches could be left in the on position frequently and for lengthy periods of time. This poses both a health risk, as well as, undue wear on the electrical system and rear seat components.

- West Chester, PA, USA

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