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definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
75,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1997 Hyundai Elantra engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 292002

(reported on)


  • 75,000 miles


this car is my mother's i hate the fact that it is a coin toss to whether it will start or not. it is ridiculous how many service stations i have brought it to and no one knows what to say about it, they say that there is nothing that the computer can pick up, the engine light stays on almost all the time and will chose when it goes off, having no effect on the rest of the car... the car has regular oil changes and matience, i just had a tuneup done 4k ago. this problem occurred when we first purchased the car and the dealership changed the battery cables, the car ran fine until a couple of weeks ago, when the problem started back up.

- , Oneida, NY, USA

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