Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,588 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #1

May 082004

Elantra 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,588 miles


While traveling in traffic on the long island expressway, the gas pedal was released and it returned to its raised position by its spring. However, the accelerator cable did not release causing the vehicle to continue accelerating. With both feet on the brake pedal trying to stop the car, it still impacted the vehicle ahead. Subsequent to the accident, the sticking of the accelerator cable could be replicated intermittently. By tapping and redepressing the gas pedal to the floor the cable would release. At this time, the damage to the car has prevented investigation under the hood. The vehicle damage will be repaired at a shop recommended by my insurance company.

- Albany, NY, USA

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