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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,500 miles

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2003 Hyundai Elantra miscellaneous problems

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2003 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 182014

Elantra 4-cyl

  • miles


Just want to know if all recall were done to this car.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #3

Sep 292009

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer received recall notice for 2003 Hyundai Elantra but the nearest dealership is 40 miles away.

- Richmond, IN, USA

problem #2

Apr 012004

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
The entire steering assembly locked up. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The consumer was told to file a claim with the insurance company. This was a result of the floor mat being under the brake/clutch. On another occasion, the vehicle would not come out of gear or reverse because a bolt had loosened and traveled up throughout the gears and was removed by the dealer.

- Satellite Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 012003

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Hyundai Elantra--when going 45 mph or faster, I get the same loud scraping noise that others have reported. The dealer has no answer. I get the noise mostly on the passenger side, but have heard it on the driver's side, also. The noise is so annoying that it may be a danger by distracting the driver with its screech.

- Tampa, FL, USA

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