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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,500 miles

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2003 Hyundai Elantra engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #1

May 122004

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 3,500 miles


My car problems started approximately 6-8 mos after purchasing the vehicle. I was having problems with the car starting, engine, radiator, gasket, alternator, and fuel sector just to name a few issues. Over the years, I had this vehicle in and out of mechanic shop & Hyundai dealerships. The vehicle was brand new, and I left off of the lot with no more than 10 miles on it. I am furious because I knew that the vehicle was a lemon, however the Hyundai dealership kept fighting me on the claim. After 9 yrs. With this vehicle, I have spend approx. As much the vehicle, just on repair alone. I contacted the BBB and Hyundai about my concerns and would like for my claim to be reviewed in its entirety. The car fax report will show every repair on my vehicle. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at[xxx] or [xxx]. thank you for addressing my concern. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Dallas, TX, USA

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