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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,945 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 #2

Aug 312003

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,890 miles


Braking from highway speeds 70 down to 50 results in serious vibration and pulsation due to out of round disc brake rotors. Feels like possible loss of braking control. Problem has existed since vehicle was new and corrected only by machining the front brake rotors. Original rotors machined 3 times in 65000 miles. Original rotors recently replaced with new oem parts and problem occured again within 5K miles. Complained to dealer and Hyundai regional manager. Explanation was that rotors are not defective if out of round and condition can be corrected by machining. Appears rotors are unable to withstand braking temperatures and warp as result. Quality of steel material used in manufacturing the rotors appears poor. Hyundai does not seem to acknowledge problem with flaw in manufacturing process.

- West Warwick, RI, USA

problem #1

Nov 122002

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
The brake rotor overheated, which caused a grinding noise when the brakes were applied. Dealer is aware of the problem.

- Baiting Hollow, NY, USA

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