really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,000 miles

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2001 Hyundai Elantra fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 012011


  • 185,000 miles


I purchased this my Hyundai Elantra from a used car lot. It wasn't long after I purchased it, I noticed that when I stopped to fuel up my vehicle that as I begin to pump fuel, it would click like my tank was full. Then I would start pumping it again and then it would do it again. This happens every time I go to fuel up my car. And it annoys me so much. I am disable and have lots of back problems and can't stand too long with out bad pain. It doesn't matter in the hot heat of the summer months or very cold winter days, this is rough on me, in my condition to deal with a car that I love and is the best car I ever owned even though it was used when I bought it to be stressed out every time I fuel it up. Is there a way, free of charge that you can fix my fuel tank to where it will not do this anymore. Please contact me and let me know in what steps are available in getting this fixed by the manufacturer. I think this should be a top priority.

- Lancaster, SC, USA

problem #4

Nov 012013


  • miles
When filling gas, the car will not allow you to put more than 3/4 of a gallon in at a time and more often less than that.

- Hemet, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 172012


  • miles
While filling car with gas, the gas spewed back at me and got all over my right side and into my eye. Fortunately, my eyesight wasn't impaired. Since then while putting gas in the car, it clicks off as though it is full and it takes a long time to fill the pump and it still overflows if I am not careful. This is a waste of gas and the manufacturer should do something about these complaints soon!

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #2

Apr 202013


  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 hyundia Elantra. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the contact heard a metal to metal dragging noise outside of the vehicle. The contact reduced the speed being driven. Upon reaching the destination, the contact noticed that one fuel tank strap fractured and the second strap was slightly detached. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer had not been notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 102,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Pittsfield, NH, USA

problem #1

Aug 262010


  • 138,000 miles
The car cannot accept more than 0.5 to 0.7 gallons of gas at a time when filling. It is necessary to stop filling the car for 20 to 30 seconds before adding more gas to the tank. If the gas pump runs too fast or puts more than the mentioned amount in, gas overflows out of the tank down the side of the vehicle.

- Scottsmoor, FL, USA

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