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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,667 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 #6

Mar 032005

Elantra

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact's vehicle was in an accident on March 3, 2005, the vehicle received damage to the right front wheel. Afterwards, the contact received NHTSA recall campaign 03V496000 on August 10, 2005. Since the vehicle was in an accident the insurance company advised the body shop to install an after market axle to correct the problem. There have been no recall repairs made due to the after-market parts being installed, and the sensors were installed wrongly. The manufacturer has been contacted, and they did not provide assistance.

- Jackson, MS, USA

problem #5

Oct 012003

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
The brakes failed and as a result the consumer crashed the vehicle crashed into a pole. The vehicle was no longer under warranty since salt water was involved. The dealership is not responding to the needs of the consumer and the manufacturer is in denial of any brake problems. Please provide any additional information. There was also oil leaking from the vehicle. The consumer later received a recall notice regarding brake failure, however the consumer was told it was not the problem.

- Westport, MA, USA

problem #4

Nov 282003

Elantra

  • 20,000 miles
Prior to receiving the brake hose recall 03V257000 the vehicle experienced brake failure while driving 25 mph and rear ended another motorist.

- Springfield, PA, USA

problem #3

Dec 122003

(reported on)

Elantra

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Problems with 2002 Hyundai Elantra rear brake tubes. Hyundai issued a recall and upon the recall the consumer needed a car for work purposes since it was possible the dealer might have kept the vehicle over night. Hyundai told him that they would not pay for a rental car. The consumer was very dissatisfied with Hyundai customer service.

- Evans, WV, USA

problem #2

Oct 262003

Elantra

  • miles
Brakes failed to stop vehicle while driving at an undetermined speed. As a result, consumer's vehicle hit another vehicle head on. The driver became comatose. Attorney felt that the brake failure could be related to a brake fluid leak as stated in recall 03V257000.

- Birdsboro, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 172003

(reported on)

Elantra

  • 28,000 miles
Consumer's vehicle experienced brake fluid leakage prior to being notified of brake hose recall 03V257000. As a result, vehicle was involved in an accident on two separate occasions.

- Oro Valley, AZ, USA

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