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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$800.00
Average Mileage:
185,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. idle control valve/gasket leak (1 reports)
2003 Hyundai Elantra engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 212014

Elantra GLS 2.0L I4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 185,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While waiting at an intersection, in drive, car shot to 3500 rpm and shot into traffic, nearly killing me. The car continued to rev high and drive uncontrollably, and brakes stopped working. had to shut off engine, and restart, but car kept revving uncontrollably, and would stall at a stop. Is being fixed with mechanic, seems it could have been an idle control valve, or a leaking gasket. Am scared to drive car now!

- , Huntington, NY, USA

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