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rx330
post May 15 2012, 11:50 PM
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Feds investigating 2012 Hyundai Elantra after airbag separates driver from his ear

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/05/14/feds-in...ag-separates-d/

Safety features like airbags are supposed to keep us safe in the event of a collision. But one driver allegedly met with a nasty surprise when an airbag in his car reportedly sliced his ear in half.

According to the Detroit Free Press, the incident occurred on April 7 when an unnamed owner of a 2012 Hyundai Elantra was in a crash. Apparently the side curtain airbag on the driver's side rapidly inflated (like it's supposed to) but took with it a metal bracket (which it's not). The result was a severe laceration to the driver's ear in an automotive reenactment of Holyfield-Tyson II.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is apparently looking into the event, but has yet to issue a recall. Hyundai for its part insists the incident was isolated, and that it has not received reports of anything similar happening to any other drivers.


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post May 16 2012, 12:01 PM
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QUOTE (rx330 @ May 15 2012, 11:50 PM) *
Feds investigating 2012 Hyundai Elantra after airbag separates driver from his ear

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/05/14/feds-in...ag-separates-d/

Safety features like airbags are supposed to keep us safe in the event of a collision. But one driver allegedly met with a nasty surprise when an airbag in his car reportedly sliced his ear in half.

According to the Detroit Free Press, the incident occurred on April 7 when an unnamed owner of a 2012 Hyundai Elantra was in a crash. Apparently the side curtain airbag on the driver's side rapidly inflated (like it's supposed to) but took with it a metal bracket (which it's not). The result was a severe laceration to the driver's ear in an automotive reenactment of Holyfield-Tyson II.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is apparently looking into the event, but has yet to issue a recall. Hyundai for its part insists the incident was isolated, and that it has not received reports of anything similar happening to any other drivers.


Aaaaargh, OMG... I will definitely not be buying an Elantra today, thanks for the posting, very informative


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post May 16 2012, 12:41 PM
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QUOTE (kaylcar @ May 16 2012, 12:01 PM) *
Aaaaargh, OMG... I will definitely not be buying an Elantra today, thanks for the posting, very informative



hahah 059.gif ... dont panic... our malaysian version Elantra does not have side/curtain airbags... so your ear(s) are safe... FOR NOW 1.gif
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post May 16 2012, 05:47 PM
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QUOTE (shah1661 @ May 16 2012, 12:41 PM) *
hahah 059.gif ... dont panic... our malaysian version Elantra does not have side/curtain airbags... so your ear(s) are safe... FOR NOW 1.gif




well, we don't know the full story of what happened...just like the Toyota "runaway cars"....remember all the trouble they were having, ? All of it was driver error! The Yanks being a litigious lot (or the vulture lawyers over there are) big case was made out of nothing.


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post May 16 2012, 06:19 PM
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QUOTE (kaylcar @ May 16 2012, 05:47 PM) *
well, we don't know the full story of what happened...just like the Toyota "runaway cars"....remember all the trouble they were having, ? All of it was driver error! The Yanks being a litigious lot (or the vulture lawyers over there are) big case was made out of nothing.

Sure ! Sure ! Korean car semuanya OK ! Sweep Sweep ! Lift Carpet ! Drop Carpet ! No Problem ! happy.gif


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post May 16 2012, 07:41 PM
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QUOTE (jolokia @ May 16 2012, 06:19 PM) *
Sure ! Sure ! Korean car semuanya OK ! Sweep Sweep ! Lift Carpet ! Drop Carpet ! No Problem ! happy.gif


This is SV again!!!
He came from Singaland, that's why he post this accident here! Looks like ban no. 2 coming soon.


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post May 16 2012, 09:10 PM
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QUOTE (kaylcar @ May 16 2012, 07:41 PM) *
This is SV again!!!
He came from Singaland, that's why he post this accident here! Looks like ban no. 2 coming soon.

Just as I thought, there is "fish“ between u & sv, seem like u know him more than anybody else, smile_wink.gif
Hello ! the Ferrari Hyundai accident case is such a high profile news, you could even see it in thestar daily chilli, infact there is more spicy aftermath from the accident, go n discover ur self.
Lesson of the day, don't drink & drive, you r not the only one that getting killed.
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post May 17 2012, 12:08 AM
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QUOTE (jolokia @ May 16 2012, 09:10 PM) *
Just as I thought, there is "fish“ between u & sv, seem like u know him more than anybody else, smile_wink.gif
Hello ! the Ferrari Hyundai accident case is such a high profile news, you could even see it in thestar daily chilli, infact there is more spicy aftermath from the accident, go n discover ur self.
Lesson of the day, don't drink & drive, you r not the only one that getting killed.
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so high profile you hijacked this thread with it? I thought it was about buying a Hyundai? Think again! What's this crash got to do with thinking again when buying a Hyundai? You mean if you buy a Hyundai, go to Singaland you will be killed by mad Ferarri drivers? smile_tongue.gif Please explain your diverse train of thought. smile_kisses.gif


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post May 17 2012, 08:52 AM
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QUOTE (kaylcar @ May 17 2012, 12:08 AM) *
so high profile you hijacked this thread with it? I thought it was about buying a Hyundai? Think again! What's this crash got to do with thinking again when buying a Hyundai? You mean if you buy a Hyundai, go to Singaland you will be killed by mad Ferarri drivers? smile_tongue.gif Please explain your diverse train of thought. smile_kisses.gif


Fortunately it's about Hyundai, if it happens in a Forte, this thread will become even more interesting with replies from desperate sales staff. Anyway, don't buy a car just based on looks only unless you are one rich kid that will dump your car like you dump your socks. smile_tongue.gif
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post May 18 2012, 07:53 PM
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Recently all latest news posting related to Korean car..... smile_blackeye.gif


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