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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,300 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 072015


  • 82,300 miles


Engine stops suddenly almost creating accident. Cause ?

- Peachtree City, GA, USA

problem #1

Nov 202014


  • 78,300 miles
Very dangerous: The vehicles shutsdown while driving without any warning. Dashboard blinks and engine shuts down causing lost of steering and power, slowing car in heavy traffic with vehicles behind. This has happened several times. Mechanics can't solve issues. On the internet, similar incidents have been reported by other Hyundai drivers. The crankshaft position sensor, idle control valves, and in/out output sensor transmission are reported as possible problems. In any event is a very dangerous condition. Problem should be studied and reported. It happens not only to this model, but on other Hyundai vehicles.

- Peachtree City, GA, USA

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