Air Bag Problems of Hyundai Elantra - part 1

Hyundai Elantra owners have reported 131 problems related to air bag (under the air bag category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Hyundai Elantra based on all problems reported for the Elantra.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra 1
Failure Date: 01/16/2018

At less than 5 years of use the "clock-spring" located in the steering column became "defective" causing the srs idiot light to illuminate and indicating the entire srs system is shutdown. This vehicle is less than 5 years of age with a defective critical safety component failure that Hyundai refuses to cover for any reason other than force by government agency. This component is not external but rather well protected and not susceptible to fluids, or external forces other than its normal operation of simply turning with the steering wheel. This component connects the steering wheel airbag to the srs system however instead of simply disabling the steering wheel airbag, it's failure disables all the airbags as well as any other safety device connected to the srs system. Through no fault of the owner or the operator of the vehicle, the srs system can shutdown while driving with no audible indication other than a small idiot light on the dash which can easily be unnoticed. If a crash situation occurs, the operator of the vehicle can be seriously injured or killed due to no airbag deployment. I contend this part in this vehicle has been poorly designed and manufactured and becomes defective long before the vehicle has been removed from service. This part, at the very least, should be paid for by Hyundai. Furthermore a study of existing clock-springs used by this manufacturer should be studied as this is not a first for this part and this manufacturer. Attachment doc shows repair, part number, and cost of repair. Furthermore, this item should not be a mileage warranty part. . . The life of this part is based on how many times the steering wheel is turned, not how many miles the car is driven. . A city car will have much more turns than a highway vehicle.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra 2
Failure Date: 12/08/2017

Driving around 35 miles an hour and come to a small curve turned the wheel little bit but car went straight and guard rail hit passager side front of car and driver airbag came out but didn't blow all the way up and had a hole in it with stitching around it so driver airbag is no count just falls in your lap and electric steering is unpredictable.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2014 Hyundai Elantra 3
Failure Date: 12/03/2017

Airbag come on stay on and oil light come on and off.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2009 Hyundai Elantra 4
Failure Date: 12/01/2017

Srs light came on (airbag) when vehicle moving or stationary, contact dealer and oem for problem but no help. Dealer is asking more than $100 for just reading codes.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2014 Hyundai Elantra 5
Failure Date: 11/30/2017

I was in an accident on 11/30/17 that had three impacts and not one airbag deployed. I had an accident in 10/2016 and it did not deploy either, but I figured maybe because it wasn't as violent of an accident. The November accident was hard and several people have indicated that they were shocked they did not deploy including a deputy, a couple of doctors, and two insurance representatives. My car was totaled so I do not own it anymore. I was driving about 45-50 mph on a straight road and a person came from side street stop sign at me to clip the front passenger side, caused front driver side to hit a guardrail, and finally the car went head first into shallow ditch (hit rotten post and a lot of bushes). Driver door would not open all the way, a hole was in the driver front tire, the front passenger tire looked concaved/misshapen on the car.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2012 Hyundai Elantra 6
Failure Date: 11/08/2017

It is unacceptable for a vehicle to not cover safety concerns as it is clearly an issue with Hyundai's manufacturing.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2014 Hyundai Elantra 7
Failure Date: 11/01/2017

I have noticed that the sound coming from the engine is delayed kinda, almost like its not getting enough air at the right time . My car will have a hard time accelerating and it will hit high rmps then shift. I have to just slow down before the shift cause sometimes it scares me. I hear a ticking sound sometime but that could be music. My breaks are really touchy and sometime seem to have no traction when I need it most. All these things happen when I am driving. When I am trying to accelerate or break I can fill some kind of pull from behind the car.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2007 Hyundai Elantra 8
Failure Date: 11/01/2017

Solicito DE favor me ayuden a realizar en mi vehiculo la aplicacion del recall 11v143000 y 11v179000, intento comunicarme con el distribuidor Hyundai pero no tengo respuesta.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2010 Hyundai Elantra 9
Failure Date: 09/10/2017

"takata recall" today 9/25/17, I took my car to my mechanic because the horn does not work. I was told that the pad in the steering wheel where the airbag is. It is not making contact to make the horn work. He stated that it was a defect from the factory. I never got a recall notice of there being a problem with the airbag. The mechanic was able to test the horn under the hood of car, however whenever I need to blow the horn it does not work.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2010 Hyundai Elantra 10
Failure Date: 08/16/2017

After driving about 15 minutes with my kids in the back I parked my car in my driveway, turned body to get something out center console, engine was off keys where in my hand and the steering wheel airbag deploys.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2011 Hyundai Elantra 11
Failure Date: 07/12/2017

When the vehicle is in motion, the car when moving at a slow speed, like take off at a signal light, the car will shut down. While in motion the car will make loud noise when taking off slow. The sir bag light is on but dealer states nothing is wrong with the car. Engine light is not on. This has been happening for about a month. No one can seem to tell me what is the problem is or how to repair it. I checked google for the problem and many Hyundai Elantra owners are having the same issues. I feel like I was ripped off and Hyundai isn't doing anything about it. Please help.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra 12
Failure Date: 06/24/2017

No complaint.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2007 Hyundai Elantra 13
Failure Date: 04/23/2017

I have Hyundai Elantra . It shut down automatically when the car in the slow spped another problem is that its shows the wrong level for the heat meter.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2007 Hyundai Elantra 14
Failure Date: 01/13/2017

It exploded for no reason.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2003 Hyundai Elantra 15
Failure Date: 11/10/2016

Air bag sign on, I took dealer mechanic said it is manufacturing issue.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2014 Hyundai Elantra 16
Failure Date: 10/28/2016

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

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2016 Hyundai Elantra 17
Failure Date: 10/15/2016

On 10/15/16 I was in a multi impact accident. After hitting a curb, small tree, took a stop sign out, my car landed into a tree in between two 10 in. Bushes. As the car seemed to settle I immediately smelled a chemical odor. I then saw a small white what I thought was paper appear on the inner steering wheel, suddenly blood was pouring down my face where I could barely see. I thought the car was on fire because of the smell. It did not smell like gas but more like sulfur. I was transported to uci trauma center where I stayed for four days. My car had 6 airbags and all failed except for the one I saw when my car settled. Since I bought the Elantra I reported to Hyundai that while I was driving and sometimes when I would turn left the car would stop, then accelerate full speed. I have the work order. This acceleration would happen while driving, slowing down for a stop light and when turning to the left. I have several witnesses who have been with me when this happens, the car does not require that I restart it, it just stops then accelerates. It has done this three or four time a month.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2016 Hyundai Elantra 18
Failure Date: 09/11/2016

The contact owns a 2016 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that while driving at 25 mph, the contact crashed into another vehicle. The contact stated that the air bags deployed and emitted fire during the deployment. A police report was filed. There were no injuries reported. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 9,999.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2012 Hyundai Elantra 19
Failure Date: 08/15/2016

All of the issues I am having appear to be involved with the components of/electrical connections to my steering wheel. The red airbag "error" light came on (intermittently at first) about 6 months ago when the vehicle had approx 64k miles on it. Over the next few months, the horn has stopped working (another potentially large safety issue), and the buttons that control the upward volume and radio station browsing have been wavering between working sometimes and not working at all. I did some research about the airbag and horn problems, and there were many stories from other owners of Hyundai Elantras of various years with the same issues. In addition, their experiences with dealers sounded very much like mine in that they (the dealer(s)) want to charge a sum of money to first inspect the vehicle and then charge for the repair(s). Because the airbag and horn problems are potentially very dangerous, I felt the need to report these concerns. I am attaching a picture that I took with my cell phone on 8/17/16 for reference.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2009 Hyundai Elantra 20
Failure Date: 07/18/2016

Driving home with no passanger and passenger air bag deployed breaking windshield .

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2015 Hyundai Elantra 21
Failure Date: 07/10/2016

Moving slowly to right lane & airbag deployed.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra 22
Failure Date: 06/13/2016

Braking difficulties and air bags structure.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2014 Hyundai Elantra 23
Failure Date: 05/29/2016

The srs light on my 2014 Hyundai Elantra se stays illuminated while car is on.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra 24
Failure Date: 05/14/2016

Airbag has recall.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2015 Hyundai Elantra 25
Failure Date: 05/07/2016

Coming out of left hand turn, air bag deployed, causing cuts & chaffs on both arms and causing me to hit a concrete medium blowing out 3 tires.



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