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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,140 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Hyundai Elantra suspension problems

suspension problem

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2004 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 012016


  • 17,102 miles


"takata recall " well I never really thought about vehicle recalls until the death of a young girl and a few others. My car has problems with it when I'm driving to work at 4am in the morning about 5 miles there and back and one of the problems is my air bag light is on has been on for about 2 weeks, my suspension is dangerous and my seat belt is not safe because it some what works. I really want to be safe and I want my family safe.

- Pasadena, TX, USA

problem #4

Mar 282014

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 99,597 miles
From stop sign proceeded to cross intersection, was struck on front end of drivers side panel and bumper, spun around and hit again on driver back side panel and rear wheel, ripped half of the front bumper and crushed drivers front side against engine, no air bag deployed.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #3

Jan 252013


  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that while having maintenance done on his vehicle, he was notified that all four struts were defective. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included on any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 110,000.

- Murfreesboro, AR, USA

problem #2

Apr 152011

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 114,000 miles
Knocking sound started in right front when turning right. Not much but progressively louder & longer on all turns. The front transaxle shaft basically went out and had to be replaced along w the ball joints in front end.5 speed

- Galloway, OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 052005


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Strong steering wheel vibration on 2004 Hyundai Elantra at speeds over 60 mph. Have taken car to dealer 5 times, in which they have rotated wheels, balanced tires, road force balanced tires, with no improvement. Numerous other Elantras from 2001-2005 suffer from this problem as a simple google search will yield many. Hyundai will not acknowledge problem even though there is a tsb for this issue. Will file for lemon law if not fixed on 6th attempt.

- Miami, FL, USA

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