really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,102 miles

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2005 Hyundai Tiburon seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Hyundai Tiburon Owner Comments

problem #4

May 052006


  • miles


A car speeding ran a stop sign causing accident with the Tiburon with most damage to the entire front of car. The airbags did not deploy. The impact caused total loss to the Tiburon and injuries.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #3

Jun 262013

Tiburon 4-cyl

  • 41,909 miles
I started my car at approximately 8 a.M. on 6/26/13 to go to work. One second after the engine fired, the steering wheel airbag blew up in my face. I have never had an accident in this car. The vehicle was stationary at the time and on my property with no evidence of anything out of the ordinary. After some troublesome negotiations, Hyundai motor America agreed to make a "one-time goodwill repair" of the vehicle's airbag components in exchange for signing my life away regarding the vehicle. I don't know if they reported this defect to you when I called their regional office in austell Georgia on the day of the incident. However, I am reporting it now, in the hope that this doesn't happen to someone driving down a Texas highway at 80 mph. Their flippant attitude concerning this, to me, is disturbing. I have not yet had the car repaired and am afraid to drive it.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 112011


  • 73,500 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Tiburon. The contact stated that the air bag warning lamp was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance and referred the contact to NHTSA. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 73,500 and the current mileage was 74,500.

- Pekin , IL, USA

problem #1

Mar 142006

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 45 mph a vehicle pulled out of a side street hitting the passenger side causing it to spin and the side curtain airbags did not deploy. The passenger side window shattered and the side mirror detached. The driver was wearing a seat belt and a police report was filed at the scene. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop for inspection however; the mechanic was unable to duplicate the problem.

- Martinez, GA, USA

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