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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,075 miles

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2006 Hyundai Tiburon seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Hyundai Tiburon Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 252006


  • 50,000 miles


I had a 2006 Tiburon Hyundai. On June 25th I was in a role over accident and not one air bag deployed. I feel Hyundai has given false advertisement. Now the insurance is claiming it a total loss and Hyundai is wanting to take over the vehicle and use it for salvage with out recognizing there was an issue with the air bags not deploying. Due to information given by police Hyundai is fighting for the release of the vehicle. However they continue to refuse to acknowledge their was a defect with their air bags.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 222008


  • 43,000 miles
Driving West bound on interstate 10 fwy approximate time 2:30A.M. I had a tire blowout. The blowout in turn made me lose control of the vehicle and I went into a spin causing me to crash into a post on the side of the fwy. Upon crashing into the post my head hit the steering wheel at which time the airbag did not deploy. I have never had an accident in this car before, my assumption was that the airbag functioned. The airbag feature in my car proved to be totally non-functional.

- Desert Hot Springs, CA, USA

problem #2

May 242007

Tiburon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,600 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Tiburon. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag deployed while the vehicle was parked. The passenger sustained bruises on his shoulder. The manufacturer inspected the vehicle, but could not determine the cause of failure. She stated that the manufacturer would not release the vehicle until she signed a release form. The current mileage is 15,700 and failure mileage was 15,600. The consumer stated Hyundai hired an outside investigator to inspect the vehicle. The consumer stated Hyundai will not repair the vehicle unless she signs a waiver stating that they are not liable and the vehicle is under warranty. The consumer provided copies of the disclaimer letter from Hyundai. Updated 09/05/07

- Riverfalls, WI, USA

problem #1

Aug 252006

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,700 miles
On Friday, August 25, 2006 my son was driving in a residential area when he attempted to turn left and the steering locked up and he had no control and could not get his car to stop and he hit a tree. He and his passenger were fortunately wearing their seat belts and did not get thrown out of the car. The air bags did not even deploy. None of them. Car taken to body shop for repair as it was undriveable. Driver and passenger did not go to er, however, they did have whiplash-type injuries and passenger jammed his finger.

- Lubbock , TX, USA

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