really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,983 miles

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2014 Hyundai Elantra seat belts / air bags problems

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2014 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #10

Oct 282016


  • 28,000 miles


Air bag SRS light stays on and the car has less than 30000 miles on it.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #9

May 292016


  • 42,000 miles
The SRS light on my 2014 Hyundai Elantra SE stays illuminated while car is

- Bessemer, AL, USA

problem #8

Apr 012016


  • miles
Airbags not deploying, 2014 Hyundai Elantra on 1 Apr 2016, atlanta, ga, I had an accident in the 2014 Hyundai Elantra. I was hit on the driver's side, in front of the tire while making a left turn. Although the impact was severe enough to break ribs; however, the airbag did not deploy. The vehicle was stationary. I pulled out of the driveway and stopped when I saw a vehicle heading my way.

- Fort Washington, MD, USA

problem #7

Apr 012015


  • 12,000 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that while merging into traffic, another vehicle crashed into the driver side of the vehicle. During the crash, the side curtain air bags did not deploy and the seat belts did not retract. No injuries were reported and a police report was filed. The cause of the failures were not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 12,000.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #6

Jan 062016


  • 14,600 miles
I was in a frontend collision and the airbags did not work. I struck the vehicle go 50 mph which was a front end collision. I only suffers minor shoulder injuries. My concern is when the collision shop completes the work fixing my car, will I feel save if another collision occus. I don't know of any recalls at this time.

- Holiday, FL, USA

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problem #5

Jun 042015


  • miles
The contact owned a 2014 Hyundai Elantra. While driving at approximately 45 mph and attempting to switch lanes, a tractor trailer crashed into the front driver side of the contact's vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed and unknown injuries were reported, which required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Malone, NY, USA

problem #4

May 202015


  • 13,850 miles


On rt. 29 North in Maryland, rush hour bumper to bumper traffic, this vehicle, rear ended another vehicle. There was over $8,900 of damage and the driver injured his left knee by hitting the dash. The car stalled before the crash and the air bags did not deploy. The fan was pushed into the radiator and both headlights were completly, and totally demolished, with damage including from the front bumper to the two front doors, and E everything between the bumper and the engine block. This is the second front end accident for this car. The first being 3 weeks after purchase and again the air bags did not deploy....updated 06-12-15

- Pasadena, MD, USA

problem #3

May 012015

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 11,000 miles
I am the financed owner of a black 2014 Hyundai Elantra that I had purchased in August of 2014. I was driving South bound on I-95 traveling in the farthest left lane when a car to the right of me, lost control of their vehicle and hit the rear passenger side of my car which pushed the front end of my car into the wall, which then caused the vehicle to do a 360 spin. After the 360 spin my vehicle had come to a complete stop facing North bound in the South bound I-95 lanes, immediately after stopping I was hit head on by an oncoming car. After being hit head on I was knocked unconscious and woke to my car in the emergency lanes to the right of the South bound lanes of I-95. I had realized that the passenger side window curtain airbags were the only airbags that had deployed during the entire car accident. After further inspection, it was obvious that the front frame of my vehicle was demolished right where the airbag sensors are located. I am highly concerned that there is a defect or malfunction with the airbags or possibly the computer system, not only for what could have been possible casualties, but a friend of mine has a 4 year old and purchased the exact same make/model vehicle. As well as, when I purchased this vehicle, I was assured that it was a safe car and that its safety features were up to par. I would feel reassured knowing that this was taken into further investigation because I am uncomfortable with the unknown reason of why my airbags did not deploy in a major accident.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 012014


  • 1,580 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start and stalled without warning. Also, the vehicle veered to the right and vibrated excessively at high speeds. The dealer was made aware of the failure, but declined to perform the repair. While driving 30 mph and making a left turn, the contact's vehicle crashed into a tree after it was rear ended by another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained a mild concussion and received medical attention. Both the dealer and manufacturer were made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 1,580. Updated 7/7/15

- Berkley, MI, USA

problem #1

Dec 092014


  • 6,800 miles
I am the owner of a 2014 white Hyundai Elantra, at present the odometer is reading 6,800 miles. On Tuesday, December 9th, at approximately 5:25 P.M. while driving my 2014 Hyundai Elantra at a slow speed (approximately 10-15 mph) in a shopping center parking lot located at 10100 w. sample road, Florida, I experienced a sudden and unexpected acceleration, which caused a severe crash involving two other vehicles. My vehicle suddenly accelerated which thereby caused me to lose control of the vehicle and collide with two parked cars (an SUV and a sedan. Even after colliding with the SUV I still was unable the stop the vehicle which was traveling at such a high rate of speed that I collided with a second vehicle. It was only when I put the car into the park position did the vehicle come to a stop. At no time did the cars airbags deploy. I am beyond distressed about this accident. I am a safe driver and have never experienced an accident such as this before. Aside from my physical and emotional injuries, my sister suffered several injuries when she arrived on the scene. This has just added to my distress and disappointment about the accident. When I purchased the vehicle I was assured that this was a safe car, however, I have looked at the NHTSA website and there are multiple complaints about the Hyundai Elantra, including several sudden and unexplained acceleration crashes. I intend to file a complaint myself. The preliminary estimate of the damage to my car is over ten thousand dollars and now I face selling the car because there is no way that I would feel safe or comfortable driving it again. I have two young grandchildren that visit me frequently and I would never take the chance of having them in an unsafe car. I expect that you will be eager to conduct a full investigation into this matter and conduct a full inspection of my car as soon as possible.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

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