hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,253 miles

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problem #3

Feb 032011

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 6,900 miles
I own a 2002 Hyundai Elantra. When I bought it used in 2005 it ran very quiet. A few months ago I noticed it seemed a little louder. Last week the check engine light came on so I took it to my mechanic to have a diagnostic. Found out there is a crack in the manifold. I am aware that many other 2002 Elantras have this problem, and that there was actually a recall on some of them. My car however was not included in this recall. I contacted Hyundai consumer assistance dept. And was sent to their dealership to have the car checked out after which I was told that the crack in my manifold did not match the ones that the recall covered. How ridiculous. Obviously their is a problem with all of the manifolds in these 2002 Elantras other wise they would not all be cracking. The repair is very expensive and I think it is unfair that any vehicle owner should be made to pay for the repair being told the crack is due to wear and tear.

- New London, CT, USA

problem #2

Jan 012005


  • 120,000 miles
My 02 Hyundai Elantra has two bad cracks in the exhaust manifold. I know that other 02 Elantra's had a recall, and I think it should be extended to include all the bad manifolds. This is a major safety hazard because it can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. Within a short period of time when the vehicle is stopped in traffic, or stuck in winter conditions carbon monoxide can build up inside the vehicle leading to death of the driver and passengers.

- New Galilee, PA, USA

problem #1

Dec 152008


  • 59,858 miles
Already a recall on 2002 Hyundai Elantra, but the 2002 Elantra that I have is past the recall date of Jan. 31, 2002. My car, # was built in March 2002 so not covered on recall campaign #05-01-001-1. crack between port #3 and #4 on the manifold. The part has been installed on the car so I expect to be reimbursed cost of part and labor to install.

- Binghamton, NY, USA