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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,808 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.

2005 Hyundai Elantra engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 162016


  • 143,000 miles


Engine accelerated while driving straight on a city 4 lane hwy & brake pedal wouldn't stop the car. Finally was stopping and I shut the car off. Had it towed home where it has been unusable since out of fear. I have read many reports of accidents on different Hyundai models and different years because of the cars' accelerating on their own. Why haven't these cars been recalled" ??"

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 182014

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 72,500 miles
While slowing down to stop at a traffic light engine accelerated to 3500 RPM's forcing me to jam on the brakes to avoid a collision with the car in front of me. This was the third time this has happened in the past 2 months.

- New City, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 042013


  • 59,925 miles
Vehicle accelerated on its own while in park and in neutral to 3000rpm. Slowed down while driving and went back to normal acceleration.

- New City, NY, USA

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