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4.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,174 miles

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2001 Hyundai Elantra windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2001 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 012008

Elantra

  • 35,000 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 when driving 65 mph the vehicle will shift on it's own to 1st gear, and sometimes the vehicle will stay in 1st gear. The driver stated the vehicle will also shift it's self into neutral and the vehicle will also begin to accelerate on it's own. He had to pull over and turn the vehicle off and then back on. The contact stated the power windows and the windshield wipers are not operating properly as well. The contact stated he had contacted the dealer and they stated that none of these issues are covered under the warranty and he would have to pay out of pocket. The failure mileage was 35,000 and the current mileage was 55,000.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #3

Feb 012005

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Within the space of one month all 4 of my power windows stopped functioning. 1st the driver's side window, then a week later the passenger side, followed shortly thereafter by both rear windows. My mechanic said that this is a known issue with the Elantra, and I found service bulletin number: 0490010-NHTSA item number 10007954-power window regulator motor. I just wonder why there hasn't been a recall...each motor is very expensive, almost $300...it will cost me over $1200 to repair all 4 motors.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 152003

Elantra

  • 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

problem #1

Sep 112003

Elantra

  • miles
While driving, the air bag light illuminated. The cause of the problem had not been identified. The consumer stated the air bag light continued to be a problem, the dealer would just reset the code without identifying the problem. The driver side window went up and down by itself, the dealer replaced the master switch, the black rubber stripping was missing from the door, the cigarette lighter was inoperative, the battery failed and was replaced abl.pco

- Deltona, FL, USA

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