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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,667 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Hyundai Elantra accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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1998 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 012004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


Door latch inside has broken several times. I have to roll my window down to exit car. I have had the handle replace 5 times. When weather is cold, I can't exit vehicle due to the fact the electric windows freeze. I fear an accident might trap me in my car.

- Leavittsburg, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 152003

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The interior door latches are of poor construction and break easily and inhibit being able to get out of the vehicle. This is a safety problem that needs to be corrected. We have already had to replace the interior door latches once and need to have them replaced again now.

- Carriere, MS, USA

problem #1

Oct 012001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Door locks will not open from the inside of vehicle. Consumer has to roll down the window to open vehicle from outside.

- Loueyville, KY, USA

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