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.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,600 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.

2003 Hyundai Elantra cooling system problems

cooling system problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2003 Hyundai Elantra:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2003 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 132007

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,600 miles


My wife was driving on a freeway approx 65 mph when she heard a loud pop, looking at the dash board all gauges reported nothing wrong. Suddenly a large amount of white smoke came from under the hood, blinding her visibility and cars behind her. She was able to veer off to the median and call for assistance. The repair shop noted that a plastic reservoir tank exploded and drained all coolant and damaged the radiator and recommended calling Hyundai since car is in warranty and suggests that engine damage (seal damage may result in complete damage of engine and need replacement) the car is currently at dealership. This is a similar report as listed and may cause serious injury or death due to smoke disabling drivers view.

- Bethel Park, PA, USA

Search for these popular complaint phrases...

Not what you are looking for?