Recall List for the 2004 Hyundai Elantra

Official recalls have been issued for the 2004 Hyundai Elantra by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Hyundai service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Hyundai customer service.

  1. 2004 Hyundai Elantra AIR BAGS NHTSA Campaign #05V479000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 17, 2005
    • Vehicles Affected: 2,105

    Summary: Certain vehicles equipped with an advanced air bag system. The occupant classification system (OCS) installed in the right front seat of the vehicle may misclassify a child restraint seat (crs) as an adult. This may occur if the crs is installed after an adult has been seated in the right front seat. If there has not been a 'key on' ' key off' cycle with the right front passenger seat empty prior to installation of the crs.

    Consequence: The possibility of misclassification of a crs as an adult may allow the right front airbag or side impact airbag to deploy in a crash and could result in injury to the right front occupant.

    Actions: Dealers will reprogram the vehicle's OCS electronic control unit (ECU) to remove the feature that may cause the crs to be recognized as an adult. The recall began on November 15, 2005. Owners may contact Hyundai of puerto rico at 1-800-981-0188. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #05V479000 »

  2. 2004 Hyundai Elantra AIR BAGS NHTSA Campaign #05V395000

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 12, 2005
    • Vehicles Affected: 231,160

    Summary: Certain vehicles equipped with an advanced air bag system. The occupant classification system (OCS) installed in the right front seat of the vehicle may misclassify a child restraint seat (crs) as an adult. This may occur if the crs is installed after an adult has been seated in the right front seat. If there has not been a 'key on' ' key off' cycle with the right front passenger seat empty prior to installation of the crs.

    Consequence: The possibility of misclassification of a crs as an adult may allow the right front airbag or side impact airbag to deploy in a crash and could result in injury to the right front occupant.

    Actions: Dealers will reprogram the vehicle's OCS electronic control unit (ECU) to remove the feature that may cause the crs to be recognized as an adult. The recall began on October 31, 2005. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #05V395000 »

  3. 2004 Hyundai Elantra FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS NHTSA Campaign #04V370000

    • Date Announced: JULY 30, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 582

    Summary: During an insurance institute for highway safety (iihs) offset frontal barrier impact test, it was determined that fuel tan damage could occur. On certain passenger vehicles, a vapor tube hose clamp that is located near the fuel tank may not be positioned properly and could cause fuel leakage.

    Consequence: Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the position of the vapor tube hose clamp ears and correctly position the clamp, if necessary. The recall began on October 5, 2004. Owners should contact Hyundai de puerto rico at 1-800-981-0188. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V370000 »

  4. 2004 Hyundai Elantra FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS NHTSA Campaign #04V208000

    • Date Announced: MAY 03, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 44,530

    Summary: During an insurance institute for highway safety (iihs) offset frontal barrier impact test on certain passenger vehicles, fuel spillage occurred as a result of fuel tank damage caused by contact between a vapor tube hose clamp ear and the fuel tank. The vapor tube hose clamp ear was found to be mispositioned and facing toward the fuel tank.

    Consequence: In the event of a crash, damage to the vehicle could cause the mispositioned clamp to puncture the fuel tank causing fuel leakage. Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the position of the vapor tube hose clamp and correctly position the clamp, if necessary. Owner notification began on May 24, 2004. Owners should contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V208000 »

  5. 2004 Hyundai Elantra AIR BAGS NHTSA Campaign #03V322000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 26, 2003
    • Vehicles Affected: 75

    Summary: On certain vehicles, if the front passenger seat is unoccupied or is occupied by someone lighter than 56.4 pounds, the passenger air bag is deactivated and will not deploy if a crash occurs. However, the occupant classification sensor may incorrectly interpret that a seated adult is an infant seat and deactivate the passenger air bag if someone heavier than 56.4 pounds who is seated with one leg resting on the outboard or inboard edge of the seat; with legs spread; or positioned off-center toward the center console and with his or her arm leaning on the console.

    Consequence: In the event of a vehicle crash, the air bag may not deploy, possibly resulting in serious injury to the right front passenger.

    Actions: The occupant classification sensor will be reprogrammed. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V322000 »

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