hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,300 miles

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2006 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 032016


  • 122,100 miles


Air bag light stays on. I was told that this is a safety issue and that the air bag will not work if there is an accident. I have noticed on this site under complaints that there are numerous complaints like this. Also that the 2005 & 2007 have been recalled for this, explain to my why the 2006 models have not been recalled. Hyundai should stand behind their products and if there is a safety issue repair it free of charge.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #1

Jun 302014


  • 68,500 miles
On this date I experienced the 4th of 5 incidences of unintended acceleration in the 8 years I have owned this car. I was driving in daytona beach approaching a red traffic signal. There was a car stopped in front of me. When I applied the brakes, the car lurched forward and the acceleration revved the engine. I had to turn off the key to stop the car in heavy traffic. I pulled off the road and removed the floor mat as had been suggested by the service technician the last time I had taken it in for this issue. I drove it home safely, but the next morning in a grocery store parking lot when I applied brakes to stop, again the car lurched forward almost hitting a BMW. I again drove it home safely, parked it and called the dealership. I made arrangement to take it in on July 7th to have it looked at again. Out of fear for the safety of myself and others I had the car towed to the dealer. They kept it for 2 days, drove it 240 miles and once again could find no issue. The car is parked in my driveway out of fear of killing someone or damaging property. When I told them I had found multiple instances of this happening with Hyundai online, they claimed to have no knowledge of such a thing. One article stated that the manufacturer fixed this problem in 2012. While I cannot afford to purchase a new car, I am afraid to drive this one, and would not want to sell it to anyone else because of the safety issues I have experienced.

- Deland, FL, USA

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