Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,333 miles

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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Hyundai Elantra fuel system problems

fuel system problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1998 Hyundai Elantra:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1998 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 082005

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


The contact stated he had problems filling the gas tank. When he tried to fill the gas tank the gas immediately began to spill out. The vehicle was taken to various mechanics, each mechanic gave a different reason for the problem. No solution has been successful in correcting the defect.

- Coama, PR, USA

problem #2

Sep 151998


  • 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 #1

Dec 131998


  • miles
While driving at 35 mph engine check light kept coming on, and vehicle stalled. Also, when trying to put fuel into the vehicle, the fuel leaks out and the consumer can't put fuel into vehicle. This is the second time this has happened.

- Gering, NE, USA

Search for these popular complaint phrases...

Not what you are looking for?