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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,625 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.

2002 Hyundai Elantra accessories - interior problems

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2002 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 112010


  • 98,000 miles


Driver seat position lock comes loose while driving and seat slides back on its own. Near miss or crash.

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 102003

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When braking or accelerating, the driver's seat slides forward and backward slightly. I have been told this is "normal", but none of my previous cars had this problem and, frankly, it makes me feel unsafe.

- Champaign, IL, USA

problem #2

Feb 232003

Elantra 4-cyl

  • miles
The driver seat was loose. The manufacturer and the dealer refused to fix this problem, and stated that this was normal. Scc

- Springfield, OR, USA

problem #1

Oct 102002

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,500 miles
The vehicle was in a rear end collision. The driver side seat back had reclined backwards upon impact, which resulted in the driver sustaining neck and back injuries. Ts scc

- Mcclelland Town, PA, USA

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