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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,000 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.

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2002 Hyundai Elantra electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 102004

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


Brought 2002 Hyundai Elantra-July of 2002-in a little less than a year after losing 3 days of work due to my car stalling and not being able to start I was told the battery was bad, they put in new battery-in a little less than a year car die I was told the battery was shot, there was a lot of white battery acid all over the battery post and cables, and was told my battery cables were coroded and fried the length of the cables and had to be replaced, and they only had 1 cable in stock, when I asked the service tech why no cables in stock he said they do about 5 of these a day because the batterys are that bad.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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