really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,489 miles

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2008 Hyundai Accent seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Jun 012013


  • 29,000 miles


My 30,000 mile Hyundai has a faulty airbag sensor. My warranty was about to go up and I had it fixed. The airbag light is always on because of a seat sensor that doesn't work properly. Basically a week after my warranty went up and two weeks after the dealership fixed the problem, my light went back on. Needless to say it is very concerning having your airbag light on. I have no idea if they'll work so I don't use the interstate. I think it is ridiculous something like an airbag is something I am worrying about on a 5 year old car. I have heard horror stories of the airbags randomly going off or not going off at all in similar Hyundai's. it is a problem that needs to be fixed. It's a joke that I have to worry about my airbag system in 2013.

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #6

Oct 172012

Accent 4-cyl

  • 102,000 miles
The passenger occupant sensor in the lower seat cushion failed causing the airbag light to stay on. The dealership scanned the computer and received code B1448. Passenger airbags would not inflate if there was an accident. Needed to replace the sensor to pass inspection.

- Maynard, MA, USA

problem #5

Jun 282012


  • 28,000 miles
The airbag light came on and would not turn off. The car was still under warranty, so Hyundai fixed the problem. Now, just 4 months later ( no longer under warranty) the light is back on. Other makes and years of Hyundai have the same problem. The 2008 Accent should also have airbag recall. This is the 3rd time for the same problem.

- Fulton, NY, USA

problem #4

Sep 242012

Accent 4-cyl

  • 13,330 miles


The passenger air bag dash indicator was lit indicating that the air bag was off when my wife (170 lbs) was seated & buckled in. I was also able to duplicate this condition (238 lbs). The dealer planet Hyundai in golden co could not detect a problem. My wife & I later duplicated the problem which was witnessed by a service associate [xxx]. the service manager [xxx] called & said that he had spoken to the Hyundai engineering department and they told him that the seat sensor is placed in the middle of the seat cushion & that putting weight on the seat side bolsters would not activate the sensor. [xxx] suggested that I put a cushion on the middle of the seat to have the sensor be more responsive. He refused to replace any parts because he stated that Hyundai believes that the sensor is performing "as designed". this is clearly a significant safety issue & the resolution is inadequate. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Arvada, CO, USA

problem #3

Aug 272012


  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Accent. The contact stated that while traveling 45 mph the vehicle crashed in to the passenger side of another vehicle and the air bags failed to deploy. The driver and front passenger sustained back injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was unknown.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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problem #2

Jan 122011


  • 23,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Accent. While stopped at a light, another vehicle crashed into the rear of the contact's vehicle causing him to crash into the vehicle positioned in front also waiting for the light. The contact sustained lower back injuries. The contact stated the air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was destroyed. The approximate failure mileage was 23,000.

- North Hollywood, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 112008


  • 12,400 miles
I got into a collision in las vegas, Nevada. I was driving my 2008 Hyundai Accent, I got hit head on and none of the airbags deployed. I was turning and going approximately 5 mph the person who hit me was going 35 to 40 mph. The speed limit on that particular street is 45 mph. My car is a total loss and luckily no one got hurt.

- Cedar City, UT, USA

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