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2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,240 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.

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2003 Hyundai Elantra fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 292013

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 32,000 miles

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

Unable to fill gas tank because the gas pump would click off just after pumping a few dollars of gas into car although the gauge indicated the vehicle was near empty. This continues to be a problem over and over again and just started out of the blue. One day it was working fine, then, approx 1 month after I had the car, I noticed I was having problems with gas pump clicking off.

- Westport, MA, USA

problem #4

Feb 012013

Elantra

  • 91,000 miles
Unable to fill gas tank because the gas pump would click off just after pumping a few dollars of gas into car although the gauge indicated the vehicle was near empty. This continued to be a problem over and over again and just started out of the blue. One day it was working fine, then I noticed I was having problems with gas pump clicking off. Took vehicle to mechanic and described the problem, they pulled up the recall notice. Contacted Hyundai and was told that my car "just missed" the recall. Recall effected through November 9, 2003 and my car was made December 17, 2003. Therefore I would not qualify for the fuel tank assembly valve recall id # 04V369000 - fuel system, gasoline:storage a valve on the fuel tank assembly may not close properly. If a vehicle rolls over and the fuel tank assembly valve is not properly closed, fuel spillage may occur. After being told I did not qualify for the recall I take my car to the dealership that states, found canister assembly come apart internally restricting valve. The cost was going to be $450 plus tax and labor. Tried to find a better deal and all mechanics are telling me Hyundai is refusing to fix the fuel tanks on some cars, but all the mechanics are doing is replacing the fuel tank assembly valve and vehicles are running fine with no further complaints. Hyundai is ripping off customers by failing to include all cars affected by this recall. After talking to several mechanics they say is oncoming for a canister assembly to come apart (noting it could happen, but rarely). The Hyundai people are saying my car is not "sensing" when it is full. Which sounds like the exact thing the recall implies. I'm in the process of gathering the money to have this done (not at the dealership) and see if it fixes my problem as well.

- North Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #3

Aug 182011

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 60,200 miles
During hot weather, above 100 degrees and after several hours of driving, my Elantra will feel like someone is pumping the gas peddle. It is hard to maintain a steady speed. It is hard to get to dealer with problem present, because if car is turned off problem goes away. Took to dealer and they replaced spark plugs and wires, problem still there. Parts not available. When this problem happens and the car is pulled into garage, a very strong smell of gas is present. My fear is that the car will catch fire or explode. I have contacted Hyundai, but they appear not to care.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #2

Jul 112011

Elantra

  • 123,000 miles
Car would not idle or run properly. Took car to authorized repair shop and they found that almost the entire gasoline from tank to engine had rusted and was leaking very badly. Was told that car could easily have caught on fire and burnt up.

- Marion, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 152011

Elantra

  • 105,000 miles
2003 Hyundai Elantra. I'm having problems filling the gasoline tank every time I have to put gas. It triggers the nozzle every 30 seconds and it takes me about 10 to 15 minutes to fill up tank. Still working on the problem

- Miami, FL, USA

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