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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,924 miles

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2001 Hyundai Elantra fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #4

May 012009


  • miles


Can fill gas, constantly stops pump when not filled.

- Stuart, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 202004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have had nothing but problems with this vehicle. The headlight constantly were blowing out, it guzzles gas like crazy! then now two sensors are bad and per the dealer they have been having numerous problems with these sensors but won't replace them? I love Hyundai always had one but this one turned out to be a pain in the butt.

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #2

Apr 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Car died just driving down the road. 1st Hyundai dealer told me my fuel was dirty, needed 1 new fuel injector and I should pay $330 to flush the other 3 injectors. Not covered under warranty.I called the dealer where car was purchased and was told to not have them do the flush - get the car and bring it up to them. Before I could get it up to them, the car did the same thing within 72 hours and had to have it towed to them. They told me I had purchased bad gas and all 4 fuel inj/fuel rail/gas tank needed to be replaced - $1187. 5-6 weeks later, same thing happened-out of town and they are telling me it's my fault and will not help-now its $1900 and Hyundai will not help at all. The dealership will not guarantee the work they did 6 wks ago. The car is in tulsa, I live in Kansas City and have been without my car for about 3 wks. Hyundai will not loan me a car or help me get a rental. All they keep telling me is I keep buying bad gas. There is no way that I am buying bad gas. I purchase gas at the same place and so does everyone else in my family and noone else is having problems. I do not have the money to pay them and do not feel that this is my fault. I have called regional offices, etc and no one will help me. The impression I am getting from the service mngr in tulsa is that the car was not correctly fixed at my dealership. He won't come right out and say that but he is implying that more should have been done - hence the $1900 this time. Please let me know what I can do. I am not letting this go. I should not have to pay for this work and I'm not going to budge.

- Prairie Village, KS, USA

problem #1

Jun 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,694 miles
It is back at earnhardts, for the elec. System again 4th time. It started in 3/02 and went out again last fri. 6/6/03 but they don't consider it a problem. Because I filed a lemon law on the previous accent and replaced it with the Elantra 2001 and I filled out a survey saying they had bad customer service, the normal use of a rental while they fixed it for days was not granted. I am so upset I spent a day out in the AZ sun waiting for a tow of 205 miles to the next dealership and they tell me I have a bad record with them and don't deserve the courtesy of a rental car. This is my second hyndai and I have had nothing but trouble with it and the dealership. I have sent letters to the attorney general, three on my side, hyndai and earnhardts dealership. I want out of this car and don't feel safe in it any more. I was going down the salt river canyon (if you are not from AZ picture going down the twisting road to the grand canyon) without any power steering, brakes and trying to keep control of the car with kids in it. And they tell me I shouldn't be excited! 1 1/2 hrs in the sun waiting for the tow, the next dealership 200 mi away, no rental cars authorized, so my husband has to drive up and get me (198) miles from my house and go back so he could be at work in 3 hrs. No sleep for him. The dates are 3, 4, 6 of 2002 and now 6/6/03. The mileage is 27,694. The cost is theirs because it has the 100,000 warranty. Just the mental and physical anguish and inconvience of another car that won't work right now.

- Apache Junction, AZ, USA

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