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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,333 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.

2001 Hyundai Elantra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 032014


  • 90,000 miles


Took 2001 Elantra to dealer as a result of low brake fluid. Dealer discovered vehicle unsafe to drive and irreparable due to corrosion of rear cross member and/or "spud". it is our understanding that this corrosion occurred in the area where brake fluid was leaking. It has been suggested that the problem is due to road salt. However, we also have a (lower-mileage) 2005 Elantra which we keep parked in the same garage as the 2001 Elantra and which, to the best of our knowledge, shows no sign of corrosion.

- Mentor, OH, USA

problem #2

Jun 042002


  • 24,000 miles
Car shimmies really bad at 35 miles an hour replaced front brakes and rotors front struts tie rod ends both inner and outer to no avail I am sick of putting money in this piece of junk.

- Pottsville, PA, USA

problem #1

Aug 252012


  • 160,000 miles
The brake lights stayed on all night after car was put in park and engine was turned off, causing battery to lose all power. This could be caused by a faulty brake/stop light switch. A recall was issued for brake/stop light switch on different years and models of Hyundai vehicles. My 2001 Hyundai Elantra gls was not included in the recall but probably should have been.

- Scottsmoor, FL, USA

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