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.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 072003

(reported on)


  • miles


When pressing on the accelerator pedal vehicle accelerates slowly. Vehicle was taken to the dealer on 7/2/2003. Dealer stated the problem was with the reformulated gasoline that was used.

- Waterford, WI, USA

problem #1

Jan 062003


  • 117 miles
Consumer purchased vehicle on 01/02/03. While driving approximately 35mph on highway consumer noticed car was continuing to accelerate without any additional pressure to the throttle pedal. Consumer decided to pull and applied the brakes, but engine continued to surge and RPM increased. Consumer applied parking brake to slow vehicle to a stop and turned off ignition. Car currently being serviced by dealer.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

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