Hyundai Elantra owners have reported 42 problems related to seat belt (under the seat belt category).
Driver of our car, the Hyundai Elantra touring, slowed to about 20-25 mph to let a car in front of us turn into a driveway. Driver of a Honda crv traveling behind us at about 45-50 mph did not slow and slammed into the back of us. Front seat passenger hit her head on the dashboard resulting in a bruise and black eye and whiplash because seat belt did not restrain her, and airbags did not deploy. Driver's seat slid backwards, loosening his seatbelt. He he hit his hip and knee on the door and experienced whiplash. Police on scene looked at seatbelts on both sides and determined there were no "stop marks" indicating the seatbelts had engaged.
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The air bag light came on in my 2007 Hyundai Elantra. When I took it to the dealership, they said that there was some kind of electrical failure in the driver's side buckle assembly. I have heard of similar issues in 2006-2008 sonatas. I am concerned that this may be a factory defect.
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Retraction seat belts are defective ! my son fail asleep in back, while in seat belt. Somehow he was loop inside belt. I released belt knuckle. The belt pull in upwards fast retracting"but I could'nt pull out" the belt to get him out of the tangle. Somehow he was being strangle around the stomach area. It then became a life threatening. I had nothing on me to cut the belt with. ,justed a cell phone to call 911. The responders task force could'nt beleive the belt would'nt pull out. The car sitting in park no keys in it. All door's were open & trunk. And search all over for somekind of release device. The owner's manual mention nothing about a saftey release button on seat belt. The camera phones was used to document belt problem.
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The driver's side seat belt of my 2005 Hyundai Elantra no longer retracts. This is a $600 fix at a Hyundai dealership. This should be covered by the 10 year/100,000 mile warranty.
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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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Are you aware that there is no notification to the driver if the passenger seat seat belt is not being used by the front seat passenger?.
During merge onto a major dallas tollway, traffic became stopped in the right lane and upon applying a hard brake of my car, the anti-lock brakes failed to engage, the seatbelt did not lock, my car felt as though it was accelerating even though I was pressing the brake pad hard. I hit the car in front of me once and then again before my car stopped, still running. My car sustained $8500 in damage to the front end, but the air bag did not even deploy. I have owned it for 15 months and have not had an issue of this nature in the past, however I am now concerned of the safety of this vehicle.
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that the air bag light indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The failure mileage was 76,000 and the current mileage was 79,000. . . Updated 08/11/14 the dealer informed the consumer, the seat belt sensor needed to be replaced. Updated 8-26-14.
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Elantra. While the vehicle was parked the contact noticed the air bag warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technicians stated the seat belt buckle on the front driver side had to be replaced. The contact was also informed that there were two recall repairs under NHTSA campaign id number: 11v143000 (air bags:frontal:sensor/control module) and NHTSA campaign id number: 11v179000 (air bags:frontal:sensor/control module) that were associated with the VIN that had to be performed. The recall repairs were performed, however, the dealer refused to replace the buckle, stated it was not covered under the platinum 100,000 mile warranty and stated the contact would have to pay $700 to have it replaced. Mileage of failure 70,110.
A few months back I began noticing that my check engine light came on. Would take 10- 15 mins to fill up gas tank. Sensor was triggered every few seconds, suggesting gas tank was full, but it was not. Took it to the dealer and was told there was nothing wrong with the car. With in the last month I have been noticing that rear automatic locking seat belt is not staying locked. Child car seats do not stay secured. Car occasionally stalls when started, and air bag light does not illuminate to determine if air bag will deploy or not.
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the driver side seat belt sensor needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 6,341.
The contact owns a 2004 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that the driver's side seat belt would not retract or sit tightly across the driver's chest. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic, who stated that the seat belt needed replacing. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 66,000.
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While driving east toward home, a large SUV or pickup truck came around the curve with bright lights on, thus blinding me. I did not see a car turning left until too late to stop. Resulting in rear ending the other car. The air bags on my Hyundai failed to deploy. Also I do not think the right seat belt did not catch allowing my wife, the passenger to travel to its end and hitting her head on the dash or windshield, also injuring her right shoulder. I did not receive any recalls on seat belts or air bags.
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Both front seatbelts are difficult to latch and determine if they are secure. Several times, the drivers seatbelt has failed to be secured properly (come unlatched while the vehicle is in motion) due to short length of stationary portion of seatbelt. The stationary portion is too short, and located in a "hole" between the drivers hip and console. The manufacturer was contacted and they determined that the system was operating "as designed" and told me there was nothing they could do. I advised them that they designed the system that was malfunctioning, and they were failing to "own their problem". Hyundai has refused (in writing) to remedy this safety defect. I encounter no problems with other Hyundai vehicles which I have operated extensively.
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Cpsc#i1230437a. 2004 Hyundai Elantra. Consumer stated driver side seat belts stopped retracting at 65,000 miles.
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 ##.
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The contact test drove a 2011 hynudai Elantra. The contact stated that a child restraint seat was placed in the rear center seat and the seat belt webbing would not remain tightened to secure the child restraint seat. The dealer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was less than 10. The VIN was unknown.
The contact owns a 2004 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that the rear seat belts were contracted and would not release. The contact stated that the middle seat belt works but the rear driver side and passenger sides were inoperable. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was informed that the seat belts were not covered under warranty and could provide no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 139,000 and the current mileage was 114,948.
The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Elantra. The drivers side seat belt would not retract back to the original position after in was used. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the seat belt failure was not covered by the warranty and the repairs would cost $391 to replace a part of the seat belt. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 31,841.
2002 Hyundai Elantra. Srs airbag light came on instrument console. The passanger seatbelt tensioner detonated about a month later. About two months after that the driver side seat airbag deployed on its own while I was driving. . No impact whatsoever. Car now in dealer for module replacement and aribag replacement.
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Drivers side seat belt fails to retract and does not fit tightly due to failure to retract, leaving driver unprotected.
1. There were no noticeable events that led up to the failure. Hyundai had a recall on the air bag sensor control module in October 2008 (recall id# 80141 & 80132). I had them install the new wiring harness and clips to prevent a spontaneous failure, but I had a failure none the less. 2. The front driver and passenger seatbelts failed without warning. I heard a loud bang noise and the seatbelts tightened up on both front passengers. I noticed an odor after the event and the seatbelts would not extend or retract and the air bag warning light was illuminated. I understand this safety feature was meant to deploy in the event of an accident, but I didn't hit anything. 3. I took the 2001 Hyundai Elantra in to Hyundai to diagnose the failure. The following codes came up on the computer: b1361, b1360, and b1366. I was told I needed to replace the front seat belts and air bag control module.
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Pass seat belt sticks. Passenger side seat belt would not unlatch so I took the vehicle to a Hyundai dealer they jerked on seatbelt it and it unlatched, then stated they could do nothing else. This belt just unlatches when you pull it.
I had a new 2008 Hyundai Elantra. The vehicle had only 3,000 miles on it. I hit another vehicle from behind. It was a direct front hit at about 40-45 mph. The seat belt did not tighten to hold either myself or my passenger back. The air bags for myself and my passenger did not deploy. All professional people (fire dept, mechanics, tow yard, police) stated repeatedly that there was no reason for the air bags and seat belts not to work.
I was in a car accident with my 2005 Hyundai Elantra. My front end of my vehicle was significantly damaged. Identical to the other vehicle. My air bag didn't deploy and my seatbelt didn't latch. I slid under the belt up to my ribs, smashing my knee, feet and fist into the dash. My airbag light lit up as if my airbag deployed. My repair man was appalled that the airbag didn't deploy. He said I had very significant damage and it should have deployed. I don't believe I would have been injured to the degree that I was in the accident. I am supposed to get my car back tomorrow (repaired!?) nothing was done to address the airbag situation except resetting the light on the dash. Hyundai replaced the seatbelt, they told my repair man that the pre-tensor went off as it should. . . That is a lie. Otherwise I wouldn't have slid under the seatbelt. I think this is a huge coverup. I know of another victim of the Hyundai 5 star crash rating. . . . I will have her contact you as well.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Seat Belt problems||
|Front Seat Belt Retractor problems||
|Front Seat Belt problems||
|Front Seat Belt Buckle Assembly problems||
|Rear Seat Belt problems||
|Front Seat Belt Webbing problems||
|Front Seat Belt Anchorage problems||
|Rear Seat Belt Buckle problems||
|Integrated Child Seat Belt problems||