Hyundai Elantra owners have reported 79 problems related to air bag (under the air bag category).
Traveling west on adam shepherds pkwy, I had a green light, lady opposite side turned left in front of me, resulted in collision. Her fault. Witnesses said she hesitated but went anyway. She was supposed to yield. I could of been killed! my front dual air bags didn't deploy. I can hardly move my right arm, my back, my neck my chest hurts. I was taken then to norton's emergency room . I can't sit or lay down or stand too long. Can't hold on to anything. Very sore, strained muscles and bruising of muscles.
See all problems of the 1997 Hyundai Elantra.
My check engine light has come on & has been on since Sunday. I got online where it told me that there has been recalls on this car over the airbags malfunctioning. I done the VIN search & it told me that the recall is incomplete on my car what do I need to do to get this fixed?? I am pregnant & getting ready to have my baby & don't want to be going down the road & maybe have an accident due to this issue.
See all problems of the 2007 Hyundai Elantra.
Car slid on snow hit tree at aproximately 10 mph. Neither front air bag deployed!!!! passenger hit and shattered windshield. Driver hit steering wheel. Car total loss!!!!.
See all problems of the 2004 Hyundai Elantra.
Driver was making a left turn into a parking space on 2nd floor of parking garage. As the left turn was made, the Elantra gt suddenly accelerated by itself into a wall, hitting a pole and the wall. Hyundai is investigating. Dealer is useless. Right now unsure how to proceed. Exterior can be fixed, but what about the problem?.
See all problems of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra.
Turning onto main street when a large oak tree fell from left side of road, catching lower drivers sidefront fiberglass bumper and tow bar. Making the car stop abrubtly. Air bags deploid, passenger side shattered windshield and ripped dash area on passenger side. The bag hit my wifes right arm and shattered all the bones from her elbow to her fingers. We are 74,and 75 yrs of age. As driver my lip was split open. I was able to drive the car to my home 5 blocks away looking through a shattered windshield. But the wife had to spend 5 days in hosp. And two surgeries to put her arm back together. The air bag did all of the bad damage to my vehicle and my wife. All attempts to have legal help has been turned down saying not enough to take to court. Can you help. The air bag almost killed her. They are supposed to help not mame. . . Thankyou.
See all problems of the 2001 Hyundai Elantra.
The vehicle was in an accident where the auto cartwheeled, hit a telephone pole, and landed upside down. Not a single airbag deployed.
See all problems of the 2008 Hyundai Elantra.
I was involved in a crash where I was hit by another vehicle on the passenger side front fender and then was spun around and hit the back of the other vehicle on the rear passenger quarter panel, then jumped the curb and hit a tree. None of the air bags deployed. I hit my head on the window or the center post, not sure. The vehicle that hit me was traveling at approximately 30-40 mph.
See all problems of the 2011 Hyundai Elantra.
I had a low speed accident approximately 10-20mph in a parking lot where I hit a cement surrounding of a pole on the driver side and the airbag deployed on the passengers side causing signifcant damage to the windshield, busted the dash vents, locked my drivers seatbelt and shattered windshield glass all over the car.
See all problems of the 2003 Hyundai Elantra.
While at a complete stop, I was rear ended and also I rear ended the vehicle in front of me and not one of the airbags deployed.
See all problems of the 2010 Hyundai Elantra.
Was traveling home at 6 pm and I was coming over a hill and a car stoped short I swerved to avoid collission and side swiped a telephone pole. The airbags went off and I was hit with a piece of sharpnal that went into my lip causing me to get stitches and has left my face disfigured.
See all problems of the 2002 Hyundai Elantra.
Vehicle 1-(Jaguar 2004) traveling eastbound at 1000 north loop e. Driving towards exit lane. Vehicle 2-(Hyundai Elantra 2013) traveling east bound at 1000 north loop e. In lane #4. Vehicle 3 (box truck) traveling east bound at 1000 north loop e in lane #3. Vehicle 1's fd struck the fixed object (plastic barrels divider/concrete wall) and the vehicle rolled from right to left and slid across lanes of traffic and vehicle 1's fd struck vehicle 2's fd and vehicle 1's fd struck vehicles vehicle 3's fr. Vehicle 1 received a citation for failure to drive in a single lane. Vehicle 2-Hyundai Elantra was totaled out by insurance and the bags never deployed during the accident. Emergency personnel on the scene asked why they did not deploy.
Regardless of whether or not a passenger is seated in the passenger seat, the 'air bag' light on the dashboard goes off - problem began upon initially starting car, and is not linked to any accident ever occurred. A recall should be issued by the department of transportation for the safety of passengers riding in these vehicles.
See all problems of the 2006 Hyundai Elantra.
When I was sideswiped and then he drove down the whole left side of my car the airbags did not go off. I went up a some hill and hit cable box and still no airbags my back door was on the street afterwards. The front drivers door was pushed in about 3-5 inches and still not airbags they say he did not hit me in the right spot. Some of the front and rear bumper is missing to. I am not sure where he needed to hit me if we have 6 airbags that should go off then why no airbags . I have seen less damage to a car and there airbags go off. I have own Hyundai's for over 14 years and this car sucks . I will never pay again my car is totaled so I am still confused at where my airbags need to be hit to go off.
I was going to work on the morning of 12-3-13. While merging from rt 77 to i480 when I noticed an accident ahead. I slowed down because of the accident and was hit from behind by another car and was pushed into the car in front of me. None of my airbags deployed. I sustained the following injuries: cervical and thoracic strain and sternal contusion. The injuries resulted in medical costs exceeding $15,000. The repair to the vehicle cost $10,500.
Took sharp turn right to miss a car that was headed for me hit a telephone pole, neither air bag deployed. Injuries included concussion, whip lash, broken hand, bruised ribs, glass and cuts in head from windshield, lip was torn in half and bruised, two day hospital stay and a totaled car.
See all problems of the 2005 Hyundai Elantra.
2006 Hyundai Elantra. Consumer writes in regards to air bag malfunction. The consumer stated the air bag inadvertently deployed, as he was backing out of a parking space. He suffered injuries to his face and neck. . . Updated 03/24/14.
The contact owns a 2010 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated while drifting at about 20 mph, the air bags deployed without any warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician stated that the computer reported a crash but the vehicle did not suffer any body damage. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 55,000.
Traveling down a dirt road at approximately 30mph. Both front airbags deployed.
Was about 2 tenths of a mile from a stop sign. As I was beginning to make my approach, the car accelerated, lurched forward and sped across a four lane highway before I could react. The car was t-boned on the passengers side. The impact straightened my vehicles trajectory from 90 degrees to about 30 to 45 degrees. I then impacted a guardrail with a somewhat nearly head-on angle. After I went through the guardrail I then impacted a tree head-on which brought the vehicle to a stop. My passenger's side curtain air bags deployed but the front (dash) air bags did not. My passenger received a broken collar bone, fractured rib, scalp lacerations (stitches), a concussion and multiple bruises from head to toe.
Tl- the contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that the driver was traveling approximately 20 mph when the vehicle crashed head on with a 2nd vehicle. During the crash no air bags deployed inside the vehicle. A police report was taken at the scene. The vehicle was completely destroyed. The contact indicated that the driver suffered severe leg injuries that included complete replacement of the right knee. The manufacturer was notified but no solution was offered. The failure mileage was 23,092. Jft.
On October 19,2012, I was driving on 94 e in milwaukee, wisconsin and got into an accident involving four vehicles. The traffic was going at a steady pace around 60 mph. The next thing I saw was brake lights and the car in front of me hitting the vehicle in front of him. I knew I would not be able to stop in time and hit the car in front of me and I also was hit from behind. I was the 3rd of 4 vehicles so my car was damaged in the front and the back. The damage was estimated at around $13,000. None of the airbags deployed. I went to the emergency room upon the night of the accident with back, neck, arm, and chest pain. Fortunately, I did not have any broken bones or serious injuries. I still have some aches and pains but am very blessed to be uninjured. Although I was fortunate to be physically healthy, I felt it was necessary to report this incident. I am a 24 year old active/healthy adult. If it were an inactive adult, an elderly person, or if a child were in the passenger seat, the outcome would not have been as fortunate. I needed to report this incident for others who had purchased the 2012 Hyundai Elantra. I know previous reports have been made regarding this make/model and the airbags and I felt like it is my duty to report my situation.
See all problems of the 2012 Hyundai Elantra.
The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated while traveling various speeds, the contact crashed into a wall. The contact stated that the air bag deployed much later than the crash occurred and caused him to suffer bleeding to the brain and a broken nose due to making contact with the steering wheel. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 33,000. The VIN was unavailable.
Air bags description: 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. Damage: 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.
The contact owns a 2010 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the vehicle slid and the contact lost control of the vehicle until crashing. None of the air bags deployed upon impact. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact was reported injured as a result. The police were notified and a police report was filed. The contact was transported to the hospital via helicopter. The dealer was notified of the failure who filed a case on the contact's behalf (case number: 4964343). The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 32,000.
I was traveling south on i85 south approaching the exit 17 where I had planned to exit, as I began to apply the brake the engine was racing, and the vehicle continued to accelerate, I could not stop the vehicle, I turned right onto the exit, the vehicle did not slow down, I could not make the complete turn, I fractured my left thumb, and broke the steering wheel while trying to avoid crashing into some trees that were in the path of the vehicle, I continued to try to stop the vehicle but it kept going; I ended up crashing into an embankment just a couple of feet off of the ramp road on i85 north. Upon the impact of the vehicle crashing into the embankment the airbag exploded like a balloon and then deflated, it did not protect my body from the impact, I experienced back fractures, hemoperitoneum, and bowl perforation from the seat belt, I fractured my left thumb while steering the vehicle, I was hospitalized for 9 days, and received surgery on my bowel. The body shop while writing an estimate started the vehicle and discovered that the accelerator is still stuck (electronic throttle control). I did contact Hyundai and sent them authorization to inspect the vehicle, however after reading about the electronic throttle control, and the problems of other drivers have experienced with the component, I decided to contact your office. I don't want Hyundai to tamper with the vehicle and alter or destroy the condition of the vehicle and change the status of the accelerator in its present state. Is it possible for you to inspect the vehicle? I am concerned that other drivers of these vehicles may encounter the same problems, I was blessed because it could have been fatal,and had the on coming vehicles arrived seconds earlier there could have been multi a car crash. Please contact me. [xxx], [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).
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|Air Bag Not Deploy problems||
|Air Bag Light On problems||
|Front Air Bag Sensor Control problems||
|Air Bag problems||
|Side/window Air Bag problems||
|Front Air Bag problems||
|Warning Light On problems||
|Air Bag On-off Switch problems||
|Front Driver Side Air Bag Inflator problems||