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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,500 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 #2

Dec 252009

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 31,000 miles


I bought it from Hyundai dealer on Dec 16, 2009 which only had 31000 miles then. It stalled three times within one week just one week after I brought. One stalling happened when backing up and one time happened when coming to a stop and one time when leaving a stop. I brought it to dealer on December 31,2009. Their report indicated that they found a code for random miss fire and they replace spark plug wires. Things temporarily went well after that. Then the car totally died on one morning, around Feb 10,2010. Then the car was towed to dealer service and dealer changed the battery. But the stalling problem came back this week and it had happened twice. One happened when turning around at parking lot and another was happened when turning around on local road. I am going to give dealer for another fix tomorrow.

- Petaluma, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 282006

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
- the contact stated that while driving the 2005 Hyundai Elantra with 12000 failure mileage at 70 mph she heard a loud rattling noise. The contact drove the vehicle to a garage, and was informed that the engine fell, and was resting on the frame of the vehicle. The vehicle had been repaired. The current mileage was 16000.

- Lakeworth, FL, USA

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