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1998 Hyundai Elantra engine problems

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1998 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #14

Jul 152001

Elantra

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Vehicle stalled 7 times at 20 - 40 mph. Not taken to dealer yet. Felt like brakes were applied very hard when vehicle stalled.

- Opelika, AL, USA

problem #13

Sep 151998

Elantra

  • miles
Complained numerous times about engine lights coming on, engine almost stalled at various speeds. Brought to dealer and supposedly fixed. Still get slow downs in engine from time to time. Second big problem was not being able to fill gas tank. Has happened 3 times since I bought car. First time 02/99.

- Ancram, NY, USA

problem #12

Jun 252000

(reported on)

Elantra

  • miles
Possible engine failure is causing the vehicle to jerk and stall at all rates of speed. Nlm

- Charleston, WV, USA

problem #11

Jun 252000

(reported on)

Elantra

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Possible engine failure is causing the vehicle to jerk and stall at all rates of speed. Nlm

- Charleston, WV, USA

problem #10

Apr 072000

(reported on)

Elantra

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experienced a sudden loss of power intermittently when driving at speeds of 40-60 mph. Driver must pull over to side of road and restart vehicle. Dealer has attempted to correct defect 4 times, but could not determine the cause.

- South Boston, MA, USA

problem #9

Mar 142000

(reported on)

Elantra

  • miles
While driving the car will suddenly "jump" or "skip", and the engine check light will come on. Then it quits and goes back to normal; this has happened three times so far; am reporting to dealer now.

- Marmet, WV, USA

problem #8

Mar 142000

(reported on)

Elantra

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving the car will suddenly "jump" or "skip", and the engine check light will come on. Then it quits and goes back to normal; this has happened three times so far; am reporting to dealer now.

- Marmet, WV, USA

problem #7

Mar 142000

(reported on)

Elantra

  • miles
While driving the car will suddenly "jump" or "skip", and the engine check light will come on. Then it quits and goes back to normal; this has happened three times so far; am reporting to dealer now.

- Marmet, WV, USA

problem #6

Nov 121999

Elantra

  • miles
When driving at variable speeds, the engine cuts out then cuts back on. No consistencies to when or why it cuts out. Check engine light stays on for weeks at a time. Contacted dealer and have taken it in three times for this. Dealer apparently finds nothing wrong. First service, dealer kept car for 10 days only to replace the gas cap. Second and third visits found nothing to substantiate check engine light cause. Yet the check engine light comes on periodically and stays on for days. After 44000 miles, engine sounding different than when purchased. Burning smell comes form engine periodically, smells like a belt burning but no apparent belt is cinged. At times engine does not appear to change gears smoothly.

- Wayland, MI, USA

problem #5

Dec 201999

(reported on)

Elantra

  • miles
Intermittentl vehicle stalls out and dies without warning. Dealer has inspected vehicle several times, and has not been able to duplicate or correct the problem.

- Stafford, VA, USA

problem #4

Oct 281998

Elantra

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Dealership has replaced several sensors and computer - still stalls at low speeds - after the cluth is pushed in and are approching a stop the engine will stumble and either pick back up or stall - the problem is intermittent and the dealership claims has never happened when they have it - has been out of service for 27 days total.

- Quarryville, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 281998

Elantra

  • miles
Dealership has replaced several sensors and computer - still stalls at low speeds - after the cluth is pushed in and are approching a stop the engine will stumble and either pick back up or stall - the problem is intermittent and the dealership claims has never happened when they have it - has been out of service for 27 days total.

- Quarryville, PA, USA

problem #2

Dec 011998

Elantra

  • miles
This is a 1998 vehicle that is giving consumer problems with stalling. Also the front end shakes very hard while driving at 40 mph. Dealer has been contacted.

- Austell, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 171998

Elantra

  • miles
I have taken my car back to the dealer 8 times. The engine cuts out at all rates of speed. Causing loss of power and power steering. The dealer replaced several parts but the car is still not working properly. When pumping gas, when the tank is full, the pump doesn't shut off. Gas then pours out of my car and down the side of the car. Hyundai has told me that they have a part that can fix it but they haven't made any attempt to fix it at this time.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

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