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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,618 miles

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2002 Hyundai Elantra engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #1

May 022003

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,618 miles


Vehicle "surges" to very high RPM without warning. Has been to dealer X3 for repair/adjustment. Last time at dealership 04-10-03 the throttle sensor was replaced. )N 05-02-03 "surging" occurred again, causing crash. Also vehicle pulled violently to right after brakes were applied, car skidded prior to impact even with ABS brakes. No air bag deployment. Crash speed est. At 25-30 mph.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

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