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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Hyundai Elantra miscellaneous problems

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1998 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #9

Jun 041999

Elantra

  • miles

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

No summary

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #8

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 #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

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 #5

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

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problem #4

Oct 101998

Elantra

  • miles
No summary.

- Lafayette, IN, USA

problem #3

Oct 011999

Elantra

  • miles

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

Car was being driven on a highway 295N in New Jersey. Tire(s) apparently blew causing the tread from the driver side tire to knock the plastic covering loose from the wiring harness which came loose causing loss of power. Dealer is claiming tires were not maintained properly causing the failure therefore the problem is not covered under warranty. Also the insurance adjuster went out on 10/7/99 and agreed that the tires caused the damage and wsa not covered by insurance. My 22 year old son was driving at the time so I have to rely on his account of what happened. He stated that he did not hit anything, the car shimmied and he pulled over to the side of the road and lost all power to the car.

- Yeadon, PA, USA

problem #2

Dec 131998

Elantra

  • 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

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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