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Air Bag Problems of Hyundai Elantra - part 1



Hyundai Elantra owners have reported 69 problems related to air bag (under the air bag category).

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2003 Hyundai Elantra 1
Failure Date: 06/02/2014

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.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra 2
Failure Date: 04/03/2014

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.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2006 Hyundai Elantra 3
Failure Date: 03/28/2014

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.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra 4
Failure Date: 12/14/2013

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.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra 5
Failure Date: 12/03/2013

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.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2005 Hyundai Elantra 6
Failure Date: 11/17/2013

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.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2006 Hyundai Elantra 7
Failure Date: 09/13/2013

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.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2010 Hyundai Elantra 8
Failure Date: 08/10/2013

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.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2008 Hyundai Elantra 9
Failure Date: 07/22/2013

Traveling down a dirt road at approximately 30mph. Both front airbags deployed.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra 10
Failure Date: 06/01/2013

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.


 
car image   Air Bag problem of the 2011 Hyundai Elantra 11
Failure Date: 11/05/2012

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.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2012 Hyundai Elantra 12
Failure Date: 10/19/2012

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.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2011 Hyundai Elantra 13
Failure Date: 10/10/2012

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.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2006 Hyundai Elantra 14
Failure Date: 09/04/2012

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.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2010 Hyundai Elantra 15
Failure Date: 08/10/2012

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.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2010 Hyundai Elantra 16
Failure Date: 05/11/2012

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).

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2010 Hyundai Elantra 17
Failure Date: 02/08/2012

I was stopping my 2010 Hyundai Elantra on gravel road-my right foot on brakes they locked and car jumped to accerlation and landed in bushes know down porto potty with the town govt ## VIN passed ## 2010 Hyundai Elantra ##.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2005 Hyundai Elantra 18
Failure Date: 02/02/2012

Son was involved in crash. Rearended another car. Totalled both cars. Thankfully, no injuries his airbags in 2005 hyundia Elantra did not deploy. Contacted Hyundai and they said they are not responsible. Have read on internet many other stories just like this involving Hyundai models.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2005 Hyundai Elantra 19
Failure Date: 01/24/2012

Head on crash. My speed approx. 10 mph. Other car speed approx. 30 mph. No airbag deployment.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2007 Hyundai Elantra 20
Failure Date: 01/17/2012

I was broadsided with major damage beginning at the front door continuing to the back door and the rear quarter panel. The pillar between the front and back door and the rear pillar were both significantly bowed. The SUV that hit me was probably going about 25 mph. No air bags deployed. The vehicle is equipped with front and side curtain airbags.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2008 Hyundai Elantra 21
Failure Date: 10/07/2011

Driver was doing about 50 mph. Car coming in opposite direction decided to do a u turn in front of driver and hit front of car. Airbags did not go off which was odd. Hyundai have been contacted and expect us to keep the car for around 2 months and not get it fixed until they get around to looking at it. This is obviously a delaying technique and they are very anxious to cancel the open ticket. Aaa want to get the car fixed (which is understandable as they are paying for rental car) and need to move on. Having done some investigation online, it looks evident that there are have been a number of 2008 Hyundai Elantra cars with airbags that have not worked in several road accidents.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2010 Hyundai Elantra 22
Failure Date: 09/10/2011

Traveling at speed of 35 mph, vehicle t boned my car in the drivers center post and both doors. Not one air bag deployed. 2 with injuries. Over $6000 in damage to my vehicle.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2008 Hyundai Elantra 23
Failure Date: 09/04/2011

Driver pulled car out of driveway, drove down block about 40-50 foot, turned car around and pulled up in front of residence, put car in park and driver's air bag deployed. There was no "crash", no potholes on street, no ruts in driveway he turned around in. Car was towed to dealer and they claim the computer showed car suffered impact. They also stated car had some marks underneath. If they are claiming the incident was the result of hitting a pothole, wouldn't the air bag have deployed at impact not 3-5 minutes later when car was put in park? also, ironically, this vehicle was brought to the dealer 5 days earlier for the recall repair for the air bag. There were no problems with this vehicle prior to the recall work and the incident. We live on a small dead end street with no potholes and there are no ruts or potholes in front of our house. Two neighbors witnessed the incident. The dealer offered up that since the computer says there was impact, they will do nothing for us. They state the recall repair had nothing to do with the air bag deploying when it did. I contacted my insurance company and they sent someone to look at the vehicle. Their report states that there are some marks underneath which my local mechanic says most cars that drive on our roads display. The insurance company found no damage to the frame, the radiator or anything else. The cost of fixing the car is estimated at $1793. 50. I have a $500. 00 deductible and I had to rent a vehicle at my own cost. My husband, thank god, suffered no major injuries. We are terrified to get back in this car. I tote around my grandchildren in this vehicle. I am hoping you can look into this. I would hate for anyone else to go through something like this and maybe not be so lucky as my husband was.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2006 Hyundai Elantra 24
Failure Date: 07/12/2011

Car flipped over 3 times airbags didn't deploy.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2007 Hyundai Elantra 25
Failure Date: 05/02/2011

Today, I received air bag connected recall campaign service at local Hyundai service dealer repair place. But the air bag signal is still illuminating. I worry about it. I believe that I must not see that signal after getting the recall service. Help me, please.