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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,000 miles

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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 022001

Santa Fe

  • 154,000 miles


The contact had a 2001 Hyundai sante. The contact was driving 35 mph down a 60 degree incline when the 4 wheel drive shifted out of gear on its own. The contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a guard rail and light pole. The seatbelt did not lock and the air bags did not deploy. The contact is concerned about the safety risk since the seat belts and air bags malfunctioned when the crash occurred. The failure mileage was 154,000.

- Elizabethton, TN, USA

problem #1

Jan 162001

Santa Fe

  • miles
I was involved in a auto accident in which another car hit me in the front center of my car and their front right. My speed was 40 miles before brakes applied their speed was about 15. My air bags did not deploy but theirs did. Both fire and rescue personal voice concern about the non deployment of airbags with visual damage to vehicle.

- Arlington, TX, USA

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