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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,000 miles

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2003 Hyundai Elantra lights problems

lights problem

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2003 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 252010


  • miles


Headlights burning out. I have replaced 10 driver side headlights and 2 passenger headlights since I bought the car in 2003. The dealer says they do not know what is going on.

- Lima, Oh, OH, USA

problem #2

Oct 112008


  • 33,000 miles
I've owned this 2003 Elantra since July and have had both headlights replaced. This is uncommon. The car has only 33,000 miles. Something is wrong the lights should last longer than that.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Oct 282008


  • miles
Head light bulbs keep burning out. I have to replace the headlights in my car about every 3-6 months since I purchased the car new in Oct 2002. And the dealership said there was no problem. I have had the dealership replace them, garages replace them, a neighbor who is a mechanic and myself so it's not that it has not been done correctly. I have started buying the 2 pack of bulbs because almost like clockwork once the one bulb goes the other goes within a short period. I have put about 10-15 bulbs in each headlight since I bought the car but have never replaced the highbeam bulbs only the low beam.

- Coatesville, PA, USA

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