really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,717 miles

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problem #6

May 012017


  • miles
The whole frame is rusty.

- Brockton, MA, USA

problem #5

Jul 072015


  • 82,300 miles
Engine stops suddenly almost creating accident. Cause ?

- Peachtree City, GA, USA

problem #4

Apr 262014


  • 110,000 miles
Was traveling home at 6 pm and I was coming over a hill and a car stoped short I swerved to avoid collission and side swiped a telephone pole.the airbags went off and I was hit with a piece of sharpnal that went into my lip causing me to get stitches and has left my face disfigured.

- Westminster, MD, USA

problem #3

Aug 072005


  • miles
I bought a 2002 Hyundai Elantra gls sedan back in July 2005, had a bad accident a month later. I'm now just finding out there is several recalls on these cars. All I keep hearing is sorry not my problem. I was never notified about this car because for some reason the 17 digit VIN number is still in old owners name how can this be. I bought the car and I have the title to this car. Do I need to get a lawyer, I think I do. Because I can't get any help from anyone. My name is[xxx] my address is [xxx]. my number is [xxx]. my email address is [xxx]. please help me because I do not know what rights I have. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Fort Valley, VA, USA

problem #2

Jun 302008


  • 70,000 miles
In July 2008, the control arm of my 2002 Hyundai Elantra broke off while I was driving approx. 10 mph and approaching a stop light. I lost control of the car and skidded off the rode, but did not hit any other car or barrier. I had the car fixed at the closest auto shop. I received a recall notice yesterday from Hyundai related to corrosion of the control arm. Knowing that if I had been traveling any faster or on a busier road when my control arm broke that there would have been serious issues, I tried to schedule the soonest appointment to get the other control arm checked and verify the work. The soonest available appt. The shop gave me was mid-June. This resolution leaves me and my family at risk until that date and I believe that that is entirely unacceptable.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #1

Sep 202004

(reported on)


  • miles
Ltr request info re any recalls and accidents on the 2002 Hyundai Elantra.

- Clements, CA, USA