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About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Hyundai Elantra engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 142000

(reported on)


  • miles


While using cruise control and going up a hill, the overdrive goes off like it is supposed to. After cresting the hill, the overdrive does not re-engage until sometimes 1/2 mile (even going down hill). This leaves the engine running at 4000rpm (normal is about 2500rpm). Dangerous? probably to someone not expecting it.

- Joelton, TN, USA

problem #1

Jul 231999


  • miles
I have terrible mileage on this car and dealer gave me incorrect warranty information. I was told that with my model I would get a 10 year transmission warranty. Today, I was told by the manufacturer that I am only entitled to a 5 year warranty on the 98 Elantras.

- W. Hemsptead, NY, USA

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