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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,100 miles

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2003 Hyundai Elantra suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 092006

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


: the contact stated when the brake pedal was depressed at any speed there was extended braking distance. A significant amount of brake fluid was added to the master cylinder which did not correct the problem. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. However, the problem could not be duplicated, and no repairs have been made. The manufacturer was contacted. There is NHTSA recall # 03V257000 concerning the service brakes: Hydraulic: Hose, pipes and fittings. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall. It is not included in the recall due to the VIN. Updated 5/24/2006 - the vehicle has gone into repair on numerous times and has been reported many of the same brake issues each time, most of which have exacerbated to the point to make the vehicle completely unsafe to operate. Hyundai performed a diagnostic on the vehicle and found it to be more than completely inoperable. Updated 06/01/ 2006. Updated 07/17/2006. Updated

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #1

Aug 142003

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,201 miles
Vehicle had whining/grinding noise coming from both front and rear begining in Aug 04 @ 10200 miles. Car has been taken to dealer 9 times for this problem. Rear brakes began clicking as they were applied. Brake cylinders were replaced. Then rear wheel bearings were replaced. Front wheel bearings where then replaced. Car was okay after 13 Nov 03, but the rear wheel bearings went out again in Jan 04. Vehicle was submitted for lemon law, and Hyundai would not re-purchase vehicle because only "two" actual attempts were made to repair(which is a crock of crap). Vehicle has been having numerous other minor issues that the dealer has failed to fix. Vehicle is scheduled to return for bearing replacement again this month(March 04)

- Dover Afb, DE, USA

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