hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,825 miles

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problem #4

Nov 202014


  • 78,300 miles
Very dangerous: The vehicles shutsdown while driving without any warning. Dashboard blinks and engine shuts down causing lost of steering and power, slowing car in heavy traffic with vehicles behind. This has happened several times. Mechanics can't solve issues. On the internet, similar incidents have been reported by other Hyundai drivers. The crankshaft position sensor, idle control valves, and in/out output sensor transmission are reported as possible problems. In any event is a very dangerous condition. Problem should be studied and reported. It happens not only to this model, but on other Hyundai vehicles.

- Peachtree City, GA, USA

problem #3

Jun 162011


  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns 2002 Hyundai Elantra. The contact heard a clicking noise while driving approximately 60 mph. The vehicle stalled as transmission fluid spilled to the ground. The contact was able to coast unto the road shoulder and the vehicle was towed to a local repair shop where it was diagnosed as a hole in the transmission. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and would not assist with the repair due to the age of the vehicle. The failure and current mileage was 47,000.

- Willlington, CT, USA

problem #2

May 172010


  • 98,000 miles
On 4/8/10 I took my 02 Elantra in for the recall control arm rust they replaced both control arms on 5/17/10 my wife was driving down the road when the right tire fell off, the car came to rest in the middle of the road, the control arm fell apart we had it towed back to Hyundai were we found out that the bolt was bad it also pulled the axle out of the transmission and to top that off they are refusing to pay for towing.

- Penndel, PA, USA

problem #1

Sep 012002

Elantra 4-cyl

  • miles
Problems with vehicle severely pulling to the right. There was a squealing noise, the tire in the right rear had worn, the left rear tire treads were gone (not wearing evenly), the belts squealed, the front wheel drive would cause the front to spin, but not in the rear, when the A/C was on high, the loud noise would be exhibited in the front, the vehicle pulled to the right, and the vehicle hesitated when the A/C was on.

- Old Bridge , NJ, USA