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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,000 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.

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2003 Hyundai Elantra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 252006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles


The brakes on my 2003 Hyundai Elantra began grinding at only 39K miles. I contacted the dealership and was told brakes were not covered by my extended warranty. I took the car to midas because of the lifetime warranty and the brakes were not failing due to normal wear and tear. The front pads had a metal plate on the outside which had come lose and was cutting into the hub. The mechanic said this was a defect in the brake pads that occurred when they got hot and the adhesive came loose. During the inspection, they also discovered that the cylinders on the rear brakes were leaking. I ended up with over $600 in brake repairs.

- Farmers Branch, TX, USA

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