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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,897 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 182003

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,794 miles


The contact stated there was a thumping noise coming from the brakes. This occurred after driving the vehicle for a while. The vehicle has been to the dealership three times. The first time they replaced the cylinder, turned the rear drums, and rounded out the letter. The second and third times the dealership rounded out the letter again. This was a temporary solution, and the noise came back every time the vehicle was repaired. Updated 02/07/06.

- Fort Meyers, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 182003

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
Brakes engage unevenly causing the rear end of car to swing to the left on snow or slippery conditions. This causes lost of control. Dealer looked at car during servicing and said they could find no problems with brakes.

- Oakdale, MN, USA

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