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2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,417 miles

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2002 Hyundai Elantra lights problems

lights problem

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2002 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 132016

Elantra

  • 123,000 miles

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

Airbag light came on and remains on steady as I was driving in residential section today, around 10pm. It has been 104 degrees with humidity factor the last couple of days.

- Grottoes, VA, USA

problem #5

Dec 222010

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 100 miles
I have replaced my headlights approximately nine times since purchase.

- Milford, CT, USA

problem #4

Mar 172010

Elantra

  • 75,000 miles
Short headlight bulb life (less than 12 months).

- Bothell, WA, USA

problem #3

Feb 072009

Elantra

  • 100,000 miles

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

The inside of the headlight assembly has fogged up causing the brightness of the lamp to diminish to the point where I feel it is dangerous and I need to replace the entire assembly. I have spoken with Hyundai at the corporate level and they basically said that there is no way to clean the inside of the assembly and I would have to replace them at my expense. This is a major safety issue. As with other Elantra owners I have complaints about the headlights constantly needing replacement.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jan 052009

Elantra

  • 112,400 miles
I have had to replace the low beam headlights 4 times in the past 3 years.

- Ferrum, VA, USA

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problem #1

May 132002

Elantra

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving in a thunder storm interior and dimmer headlights went out at same time. There was no warning. Dealer was not notified.

- Gilbertsville, PA, USA

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