really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,625 miles

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2005 Hyundai Accent seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 152015


  • 66,000 miles


"airbag" indicator came on when vehicle was started up and didn't go out. Has been on for 3 months. This 2006 Accent that has thrown the B1448 code (oc sensor mat defect). A recall for the Hyundai sonata (NHTSA campaign id number: 08V161000) which uses the same components in it's airbag sensory system has been issued for same code. Similar complaints have been reported for the Accent on this site and arfc.org. Repairs or replacement of the sensor range from $800 - $1100. Not issuing a recall for all vehicles using the same faulty components as the recalled sonata is completely immoral. Recall should be issued.

- Redwood City, CA, USA

problem #3

May 182013


  • 78,000 miles
While driving on the interstate in perfect weather the car suddenly fishtailed and then flipped three times. The driver was thankfully uninjured but the airbags never deployed. In inspecting the car the rear wheels would not move so it was ruled that the brakes seized up. The brakes were not being used when this happened suddenly and out of the blue.

- Grosse Pointe Park, MI, USA

problem #2

Sep 302010


  • 100,500 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Accent. The contact was driving 40 mph in rainy weather when the vehicle hydroplaned and crashed into a tree. The air bags did not deploy. There were no injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified. The current and failure mileage was approximately 100,500.

- Parishville, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 172010


  • 58,000 miles
On January 17th my daughter was involved in an accident on interstate 5. she was driving her 2005 Hyundai 4 door Accent in the rain when a Ford Explorer merging onto the highway spun out in circles colliding first with another car then hit the Accent approximately over the front lft. Headlight. The top of left front wheel was pushed inward, the grill and hood were pushed into windshield, windshield broken, front left roof support, center dash pushed in and parts of dash broken in glove box area, rear seats squished together in the shape of a "w". question is why..... didn't either airbag deploy"?????? have other cases been reported with Hyundai? insurance investigator said they could not determine the cause of failure because the cars electrical system was knocked out completely" have photos if required.

- Sylmar, CA, USA

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