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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,667 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

Feb 022006


  • 58,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Hyundai Elantra. His vehicle was repaired according to recall 03V257000 ( service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings). After the repair, he noticed that the brake lines had holes in them which caused brake fluid leakage. There was no compression in the brake line, so the pedal fell completely to the floor during application. He took the vehicle to the dealership and was advised that the entire brake line needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified, but no assistance was provided. No repairs were made. The current mileage was approximately 58,000. The failure mileage was approximately 37,000.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #2

Mar 012001

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Hyundai Elantra. The front passenger side window air bag was replaced in 2004. The day after the replacement, the air bag light illuminated again. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and they stated that they could not determine the cause of the failure. The contact discovered an air bag safety recall online, but the dealer stated that no recall was available. In 2004, the contact also informed the dealer that the weather stripping on the back door frame was too small. The vehicle was still under warranty. The dealer pushed the weather stripping back on the door. In 2005, the contact heard a strange noise coming from the engine compartment and the vehicle stalled in hot weather. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. While at the dealer, she was informed of a brake line recall and clips were applied. The following day, the vehicle began squeaking when she applied and released the brakes. The recall numbers were unknown. The current mileage was 84,448 and failure mileage was 1,000. Abl.pco

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #1

Jul 012004


  • miles
2001 Elantra regarding rear brake tubes recall notice. It took several tries to get the recall performed on the consumers vehicle. The consumer made an appointment to have the repairs made, however when the consumer showed up, the dealer was closed, the consumer was told the dealership had changed ownership and to call back. The consumer called back twice and was told they were still closed. The consumer took the vehicle to another dealership and was told they were booked despite having an appointment. The consumer took the vehicle back to the dealership the following day and was told it would take most of the day, but when the consumer received the vehicle, the invoice stated the part had to be ordered.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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