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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,067 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.

2001 Hyundai Tiburon seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Hyundai Tiburon Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 022004

Tiburon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 63,000 miles

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

I was a passenger in my Tiburon and my wife was driving. We were traveling on Oklahoma highway 59 and speed limit was 65 mph. A frontal collision with the rear of an extremely large farm tractor at a speed estimated by the investigating state policeman at 25-30 mph. We were both wearing our seatbelts, however I made contact with the windshield and the dash of the car. Neither the driver nor the front passenger airbags deployed. The damage is estimated at $10,500, with extensive front end damage fender, hood, windshield damage, battery, horn, brake components, front suspension grille, front bumper, headlamps, radiator, A/C and heater. We were both injured and were seen at our local er. All this and no air bag deployment needs to be investigated.

- West Fork, AR, USA

problem #5

Aug 022004

Tiburon

  • Manual transmission
  • 63,000 miles
While driving about 45 mph consumer's vehicle hit a tractor from the rear, and the air bags failed to deploy. Also, the seat belts did not keep the passenger and driver in position, throwing them forward.

- West Fork, AR, USA

problem #4

Aug 252002

Tiburon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 6,400 miles
On August 25F 2002 my fiance' was driving my 2001 Hyundai Tiburon which I had purchased new in February of 2002. He was cut off by a person driving a Chevy Blazer. The entire front end of the Tiburon struck the truck in the rear passenger's side door. My fiance' was driving approximatly 30-35 miles an hour at impact. The Tiburon incurred just under $6000 in damages including replacing the transmission because the force of the impact cracked the transmission case. I am filing this complaint because even though there was a significant impact, the airbags in the Tiburon never inflated. The impact was strong enough that my fiance sustained injury to his forehead and chest when they struck the steering wheel and the windshield. I feel that his injuries would have been prevented by the airbag deploying. I contacted Hyundai asking them to do an investigation and was refused twice.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #3

Jan 152003

Tiburon

  • miles

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

Consumer called complaining while driving the vehicle at 15mph had an front collision, and neither the air bag deploy. Dealer has been notified.

- Charleston Afb, SC, USA

problem #2

Dec 232001

Tiburon

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While traveling at 25 mph, another vehicle crossed in front of driver's path at 40 mph, hitting driver on the driver's side door, causing vehicle to lose control. It went into a spin and jumped a curb, consumer was concerned that none of the airbags deployed.

- Laguna Niquel, CA, USA

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problem #1

Jul 282001

Tiburon

  • miles
I was stopped in the passing lane at a construction site on route 95 in ri. The vehicle in back of me failed to stop and crashed into the rear of my vehicle. The reclining mechanism on the driver's seat failed which resulted in me being thrown into the back seat causing a back injury. The impact from behind caused my vehicle to crash into the vehicle in front of me, neither airbag went off. My vehicle had extensive damage to both front and rear, the vehicle was a total loss. Do you have any information on reclining seats failing due to rear impact? I would appreciate any information that you could provide.

- Wrentham, MA, USA

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