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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,115 miles

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2003 Hyundai Elantra electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 072004

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,115 miles


Consumer stated that while she was on the freeway driving at about 65-70 mph, she witnessed an object flying by. She stated she looked down and all of her gages were fine, then suddenly she saw smoke, she states she pulled to the side and got herself and her child out of the vehicle. She then looked under the vehicle and saw pieces were hanging from the engine. She states by this time all of the smoke that she had seen was gone. She stated that she called the tow truck and had her vehicle towed to a dealer. She states she could have been killed, along with her infant. The consumer stated that the engine was blown and had to be replaced.

- North Highlands, CA, USA

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