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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,000 miles

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2004 Hyundai Elantra engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 152005

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles


Car has been in shop for various resaons. After getting out of shop, there was an issue with stalling. While driving in stop and go trafffic the stalling began.. today however when going through intersection vehicle stalled, stopped and lost power, and was almost struck from behind. The car dealer was notified immediately and was told to bring car in Monday but owner was planning to call manufacturer to make arrangements through dealer to have vehicle towed there because consumer felt it was not safe. No repairs have been made as of yet invoilving the stalling.

- Moyock, NC, USA

problem #1

Mar 042004


  • miles
I was driving a hyudai elentra rental car and I was stopped at a red light with the car in drive and my foot on the brake, and the brake was not holding the car back and the car was drifting forward a little into the intersection. I put the car into neutral and you could hear the engine revving very fast even though I did not have my foot on the gas pedal. I told the attendant when I returned the rental car that the brake wasn't holding the car back at a red light, but told her that I did not know what the problem was. She said that she would take the car out of service to be checked. The following week in the March 9 usa today there was an article reporting that some Toyota Camry, Camry Solara, and Lexus ES 300S surged forward with no reason. I believe that this is what occurred in the Hyundai that I was driving. I have called avis to give them the car number that I was driving so that they can take the car in to be checked. I have listed the car below as a 2004 model. I believe that it was a 2004 because it was new and had low mileage. A question below asks whether it had cruise control, but I don't know.

- Washington, DC, USA

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