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2003 Hyundai Elantra windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 222004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


After driving approximately 5 minutes during a snow storm the driver's side windshield wiper quit working. The wiper would not move. Of course I could not see to drive in the heavy snow storm. This also happened last winter during a heavy snow storm. Both wipers quit working during that storm. Last year the dealer who repaired the wipers said they were frozen. This year another dealer stated it was a bolt designed to pop so the motor to the wipers wouldn't burn up. The car was heated up both times, and the windshield was cleaned of snow and ice both times before even attempting to drive during the snow storms. This is a very dangerous thing to have happen while driving. Visibility is zero. Luckily I was not on the interstate driving, in which there probably would have been a serious accident. If the dealer is saying it's due to design, then this is a very dangerous design. The dealer is more or less saying this car is not designed to drive when snowing. The car was towed to a dealership and a bolt was replaced.

- Harrison, OH, USA

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