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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,060 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 #5

Mar 152007

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles


ABS system failed during braking, causing rear end collision air bags did not deploy.

- Villa Rica, GA, USA

problem #4

Nov 192003

(reported on)


  • 21,800 miles
Consumer complained about a brake problem. When driver applied brakes while driving 25-30 mph vehicle did not stop. Consumer's vehicle rear ended vehicle in front. Currently, vehicle was being recalled for brake malfunction.

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

problem #3

Nov 062003

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
While driving at various speeds driver depressed the brake pedal the vehicle took longer to operate, so extended stopping distance was necessary.

- Ronkonkoma, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 302003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,500 miles
While driving at 30 mph driver applied the brakes and they failed. Vehicle took longer to stop, and it rear ended another vehicle. Prior to the accident, consumer called the dealer to verify if NHTSA recall 03V25700 concerning ABS failure applied to her vehicle. Dealer denied it. Three weeks after the accident consumer received a recall letter on the ABS system.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 192002

(reported on)


  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Ridgefield Park., NJ, USA

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