Notes: There's an emerging trend of transmission problem with the 2010 Elantra at fairly early mileage.

So far owners report having the transmission replaced under warranty but that won't hold up for much longer. It may be a bit premature but for now we're putting the "CLUNKER" rating on the 2010 Elantra just to be safe.

Speaking of being safe, you might not be unless Hyundai can figure out why their airbags aren't deploying.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
16 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
20 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,792 miles

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2010 Hyundai Elantra seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2010 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Mar 052012


  • miles


One car rollover crash. The vehicle rolled an estimated seven times. The entire front end was demolished and the sides and most of the rear end was damaged as well. Not one airbag deployed. The only person in the car was wearing the seat belt bit suffers from severe whiplash. Lacerations and broken left wrist. This was a rental car. The sensors were damaged as well.

- Lakewood, CO, USA

problem #2

Feb 082012

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 6,000 miles
I was stopping my 2010 Hyundai Elantra on gravel road-my right foot on brakes they locked and car jumped to acceleration and landed in bushes know down porto potty with the town gov.'t.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 162010


  • 4,000 miles
2010 Hyundai Elantra.... going home from work on 9/16/10 at 4:30 pm a drunk driver pulled out in front of me. My car was totaled, the seat belt saved my life but not one airbag went off.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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