really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,179 miles

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problem #3

May 102008


  • 42,537 miles
I believe my vehicle should be eligible for a campaign acknowledged by Hyundai to correct a defective fuel valve assembly. NHTSA campaign number: 04V178000 www.NHTSA.dot.gov manufacturer Hyundai motor company recall date: Apr 06, 2004 potential number of units affected: 263968 description fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly summary some passenger vehicles contain a fuel tank assembly valve that may not close properly. If a vehicle with a fuel tank assembly valve that is not properly closed were to roll over, fuel spillage may occur. Consequence fuel spillage in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire. Remedy dealers will install an additional fuel tank assembly valve. Owner notification began on June 30, 2004. Owners should contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151 I took my 2002 Elantra to the Hyundai dealer to get my fuel valve assembly fixed however the dealer stated that my VIN did not show up in the recall. My car has not rolled over and caught on fire yet but it does take me about 30 mins to fill my fuel tank from empty to full due to a defective fuel assembly valve. No matter what gas station I choose I can only put 1/2 gal of fuel at a time and the pump shuts off as if the tank is full. So I sit there forever filling my tank a little at a time.

- Burke, VA, USA

problem #2

Apr 092006

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
Filled the tank on Saturday April 8 2005 tank was not over filled car sat the rest of Saturday and Sunday, just started leaking Sunday afternoon left side of tank.this is a very dangerous situation for a gas tank to just start leaking for no apparent reason, after less than four years. Car never in crash.

- Penndel, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 272004

Elantra 4-cyl

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in an accident and the engine compartment caught on fire. The consumer believed the accident was due to recall (04V178000) regarding the fuel tank.

- Utica, NY, USA