Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,599 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 #3

Jul 082005

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,796 miles


Oil pan drain plug stripped. I have been changing oil by myself. I have a Toyota Camry also which I change oil myself. So there is no abuse regarding oil pan drain plug. It has stripped completely. I had to replace the oil pan which cost almost $400.

- Garfield Hts, OH, USA

problem #2

Sep 012002

Elantra 4-cyl

  • miles
Problems with vehicle severely pulling to the right. There was a squealing noise, the tire in the right rear had worn, the left rear tire treads were gone (not wearing evenly), the belts squealed, the front wheel drive would cause the front to spin, but not in the rear, when the A/C was on high, the loud noise would be exhibited in the front, the vehicle pulled to the right, and the vehicle hesitated when the A/C was on.

- Old Bridge , NJ, USA

problem #1

May 272003


  • miles
While driving at any speed the vehicle shut off without warning and the consumer was forced to pull off the road..

- Kernersville, NC, USA

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