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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,508 miles

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2002 Hyundai Elantra windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2002 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 022006

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,525 miles


Windshield wipers froze up while driving in storm. The car had to be pulled off the road. The linkage had to be replaced. This was the second time the linkage has frozen up. In between the two linkage failures the wiper motor also had to be replaced. All parts were Hyundai oem.

- Woolwich, ME, USA

problem #2

Feb 012005

Elantra 4-cyl

  • miles
Any time it is very cold, the washer solvent freezes in the lines and you cannot squirt to clean the windows. This has been a problem on several occassions, but I guessed at 5.

- Clarksburg, MD, USA

problem #1

Jan 232003

(reported on)


  • 3,000 miles
Here is a loud howling noise coming from the front of the vehicle. The dealership indicated that it was cause by the mold on the windshield. Dealership replaced mold, but howling noise still exist.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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