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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 1
Average Mileage:
52,192 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.

2004 Hyundai Tiburon seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Hyundai Tiburon Owner Comments

problem #13

Jul 252016

Tiburon

  • 137,000 miles

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

My wife was in a rear end accident at approximately 30 mph, air bags did not deploy, air bag light is on. My wife got whiplash from the accident. Reading similar complaints, I'm almost glad the air bags did not deploy because her injury could have been worse. Hyundai needs to fix the issue with their air bags immediately.

- Sandy, OR, USA

problem #12

Jul 012014

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • 102,000 miles
The airbag light came on and stayed on. Seatbelts and airbags will not properly work or work at all when this light is on. Why shouldn't the 2004 model be included in the safety recall since all other Tiburon years except for 2004 were recalled?

- Hagerstown, MD, USA

problem #11

Jan 142013

Tiburon 4-cyl

  • miles
Air bag light came on intermittently several times before remaining on; seatbelt and buckle on driver's side replaced. Eight months later the same process occurred on the passenger side of the car.

- Colonial Heights, VA, USA

problem #10

Feb 012013

Tiburon

  • miles

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

This make and model has defective seatbelt sensors. These seatbelt sensors are wired into the airbag system and in the event of a seatbelt sensor shorting out, the air bag light comes on and the car's air bags are disabled. This is a very serious safety issue.

- Leominster, MA, USA

problem #9

Jun 082007

Tiburon 4-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
Air bag warning light came on - won't go off dealer replaced driver seat belt buckle asembly - light came back on at 70,000.

- Holden, ME, USA

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problem #8

Dec 122011

Tiburon

  • 99,000 miles
I am almost scared to drive my Tiburon. I have read many stories about airbags not deploying when the light had been showing. Both my Tiburon, and my mother's sonata had the airbag light steadily on. I was able to fix hers by adjusting a few cords, mine to no avail. I have been told not to get it diagnosed because problem returns.

- Cleburne, TX, USA

problem #7

Jun 212011

Tiburon

  • 103,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Hyundai Tiburon. The contact was driving approximately 30 mph when a vehicle crashed into the rear of the contact. The air bags did not deploy and she sustained a concussion and whiplash. The police were called and a report was filed. The vehicle was then towed to an independent mechanic where they deemed the vehicle as destroyed. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and current mileage was approximately 103,000.

- Santa Fe, CA, USA

problem #6

Jan 152011

Tiburon

  • 64,000 miles
Had air bag light fixed at dealership last year (2010). They said it was seat belt. Now it is back on again, less than a year later.

- Bath, PA, USA

problem #5

Oct 292010

Tiburon

  • miles
The air bag light will not shut off.

- Shrewsbury, PA, USA

problem #4

Apr 302010

Tiburon

  • 77,000 miles
Air bag warning light malfunction. The alarm has been reset with no reported code problems, but the air bag light will immediate fault when car is driven again. Thus when the light is on, the air bags will not work. Internet research indicates this failure happens to Hyundai Tiburon's of the same year as my car. Hyundai headquarters and local dealer were called and indicated there was a tsb for this problem, but it did not apply to my car and they will not issue a safety recall or investigate further. They would not provide specific details other than there are some air bag electrical system wiring/sensor problems with other cars in my model year range, but again my car does not have this problem...

- Gainesville, VA, USA

problem #3

Nov 102006

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 45,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Hyundai Tiburon. In 2006, while driving at an unknown speed, the driver side air bag deployed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but they could not find any defect. The contact's son was involved in a fatal crash with a school bus. The seat air bags failed to deploy. The contact feels that if the seat air bags would have deployed, his son would still be alive. The vehicle was destroyed and a police report was filed. The powertrain was unknown. The failure mileage was 45,000 and the current mileage was not applicable.

- Lehigh, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 082005

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,500 miles
Contact states during routine maintenance of his vehicle, it was determined the rear tires on the vehicle needed to be replaced. The consumer contacted the vehicle manufacturer; they told him to contact the tire manufacturer. Upon examination, the Michelin dealership stated the rear end was out of align causing premature wear of the tires. The vehicle has not been back to the local dealership as of yet. The contact is going to call on Wednesday to set up an appointment. The air bag light came on and off. Dealer fixed; but the light came on again.

- Cosby, TN, USA

problem #1

Dec 242004

Tiburon

  • miles
2004 Hyundai Tiburon was involved in an accident and the front passenger air bag deployed but the driver side air bag did not. The vehicle was damaged on the driver's side front and there was no damage on the passenger side. The manufacturer claimed that the air bag operated as designed. The vehicle was taken tot he dealer and repaired. The dealer did not replaced the driver's side air bag because they claimed nothing was wrong with it. The mechanic will not release the car because after all the replacements the airbag light will not go off. The consumer believes there is something wrong with the airbag system on this car.

- Jacksonville, AR, USA

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