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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,612 miles

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2007 Hyundai Tiburon seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Hyundai Tiburon Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 112007

Tiburon 4-cyl

  • 27,337 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Tiburon. While driving approximately 25 mph on normal road conditions, the contact proceeded onto a ramp. Suddenly, the passenger side air bag deployed without an impact. The inadvertent air bag deployment caused the driver to sway onto the curb. Immediately, the rear passenger side tire blew out. There were no warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The driver replaced the tire with a spare and the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician was unable to determine the cause of the failure. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 27,337. Updated 04/16/09.

- Beaver, WV, USA

problem #2

Oct 272008


  • 25,000 miles
My son had a accident in a 2007 Hyundai Tiburon. He hit a pole going approx. 40 mph. He bent both frame rails and did major front end damage to the car. On impact his air bag did not deploy. The car is currently in the body shop waiting on the insurance company. Hyundai told us both front sensors must be hit to deploy airbag. The frame is bent and that wasn't enough to deploy the airbags. I have been reading on the internet that many Hyundai vehicles have been in severe accidents and the airbags didn't deploy. I would just like it to be known that Hyundai vehicles are very unsafe. Luckily he wasn't severely hurt just back pain but it could of been alot worse. My son is very lucky he wasn't hurt worse and after reading all the trouble with Hyundai airbags I am wandering why something hasn't been done to help correct the airbag issue since there have been many complaints on the internet. Hyundai evidentially doesn't want to take responsibility for this problem, the only thing we were told was that the only way the airbags will go off is if 2 sensors are hit. Well he took out the drivers side front end of the car and I can not understand how they consider this a safe car.

- Milton, IN, USA

problem #1

Apr 152008

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Tiburon. While approaching a stop sign at 7 mph, the front driver's side of the vehicle was struck. The vehicle spun around and struck the vehicle that was at fault. None of the air bags deployed in the contact's vehicle. The driver sustained injuries to her back and neck, and the passenger sustained injuries to her knees. The inspection of the vehicle has not yet been completed, but the contact believes it is destroyed. The vehicle had to be towed away from the scene of the crash. The police took pictures and filed a report. The purchase date and powertrain were unknown. The current and failure mileages were 6,500.

- North Los Vegas, NV, USA

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