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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,000 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.

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2001 Hyundai Elantra body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 112009

Elantra

  • 65,000 miles

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

Extreme corrosion led to catastrophic failure of the left-side wheel control arm. Right side control arm was also corroded.

- Croton-On-Hudson, NY, USA

problem #5

Jul 202009

Elantra

  • 78,000 miles
2001 Hyundai Elantra both of the control arms snapped took to dealer told it was due to the age of the car, (7 years) could have been killed had it happen at a greater speed. Hyundai Canada has a recall for this very problem. Someone is going to get killed. Please look into this before it happens, if it hasn't already.

- Belmont, MA, USA

problem #4

Feb 032003

Elantra

  • miles
Nar 02/25/2003. The consumer had a seziure while driving and as a reuslt he crashed into 2 telephone poles, the air bags and seat belts performed as designed, however the firewall deflected 22cm into the consumer legs and shattered them.

- Bay Village, OH, USA

problem #3

Jun 152004

Elantra

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles

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

Water is leaking through the interior dome light and soaking the interior of the vehicle. The dealership has been contacted. The cause of the leak has yet to be determined.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #2

Jan 012004

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 17,000 miles
Check engine light came on three different times first repair was engine manifold, second repair was oxygen sensor, third time the dealer could not find the problem. Dealer probably unplugged the light all repairs were under warranty but dealer suggested I get the service done since they had it in the shop. Both sun visor plastic clips that hold the visor in place broke off and on the passenger side the visor is broken at the swivel arm. All of the small plastic door plugs have fell out. Remote gas tank door will not open on cold days. Vehicle pulls to the right and wheel shakes at speeds 35 and above. Small scratch in paint goes down to the primer.

- Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, USA

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problem #1

Sep 112003

Elantra

  • miles
While driving, the air bag light illuminated. The cause of the problem had not been identified. The consumer stated the air bag light continued to be a problem, the dealer would just reset the code without identifying the problem. The driver side window went up and down by itself, the dealer replaced the master switch, the black rubber stripping was missing from the door, the cigarette lighter was inoperative, the battery failed and was replaced abl.pco

- Deltona, FL, USA

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