The airbag warning light may illuminate due to an internal fault with the driver's side airbag. Hyundai has issued a recall for this concern. The recall applies to 1994 & 1995 models only.
Average mileage: 96,840 (53,000–148,000)
25 people reported this problem
I also had the airbag light on for quite some time. took my 98 elantra in to dealer for other repairs and they fixed the airbag issue no question asked by me. They did't even mention it too me. They just took care of the problem with the air bag system. I read there was an issue with a air bag control module in the ceneter console/shifter area known to go bad. Car was way out of warranty. Now, if I can just get CEL code P0442(evap system small leak detected) fixed I can pass inspection again.