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7.6

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,364 miles

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2001 Hyundai Elantra engine problems

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2001 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #11

Apr 062009

Elantra

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that the engine runs high when idling and takes a while to operate normally again. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure still persists. The current mileage was 41,000 and the failure mileage was unknown.

- Unionville , IN, USA

problem #10

Aug 022008

Elantra

  • 69,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that the vehicle had numerous failures and was purchased brand new from a Hyundai dealer. Initially, the vehicle was pulling hard and the dealer stated that there was nothing wrong; however, they replaced the spark plugs at that time. The failure persisted and the vehicle was taken in for a second time for the pulling of the vehicle, as well as a rear end bulb that had blown. While attempting to start the vehicle, it would not turn over. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that the battery was corroded and there was a green substance leaking from the battery. The Hyundai company advised her to call roadside assistance and they advised her to purchase a new battery. Once the new battery was installed, the vehicle still would not start. The failure and current mileages were 69,000.

- Glassboro, NJ, USA

problem #9

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 #8

Feb 212004

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Oil pan stripped after 16 oil changes. Shop says this is due to steel plug in aluminum pan. Despite car having 50, 000 miles and still covered under warranty, dealer states they will not replace pan. Hyundai sent out a tsb noting this was an issue (tsb# 0240016 and 0140023? - the tsb details no longer appear).

- East Greenbush, NY, USA

problem #7

Feb 192004

(reported on)

Elantra

  • miles
While driving at 60 mph smoke began to come into the vehicle, then engine died. Vehicle was towed to a mechanic, the mechanic indicated a piston broke and punctured a hole in the engine.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #6

Mar 152003

Elantra

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle intermittently shifted into neutral without warning. The consumer had to pull over and restart the vehicle in order to return to normal operation. Also, the vehicle stalled intermittently.

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

problem #5

Apr 022003

(reported on)

Elantra

  • miles

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

The check engine light illuminated on the dash board, the dealer replaced a sensor, however the problem recurred.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #4

Jul 162001

Elantra

  • miles
The check engine light illuminated and stayed on for 3 days.

- Jersey City, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jul 162001

Elantra

  • miles
The check engine light illuminated and stayed on for 3 days.

- Jersey City, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jul 162001

Elantra

  • miles
The check engine light illuminated and stayed on for 3 days.

- Jersey City, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 162001

Elantra

  • miles
The check engine light illuminated and stayed on for 3 days.

- Jersey City, NJ, USA

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