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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,346 miles

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2005 Hyundai Elantra fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 102009


  • 45,621 miles


On 12/10/2009 I had taken my auto in for service at the local Hyundai dealer. I told them we were having a problem with a funny smell coming out of the dash when the car is started and it continues (the odor) while the vehicle is running. The odor is not there while vehicle is not started or running" they performed the New York state safety and emissions inspection and the vehicle passed.they then went on to explain that the odor that is coming out of the vent is a normal condition from converter and fuel winter blend ? I have owned this vehicle since day one and have never had this problem before? this is my fifth winter. I also have 2 other vehicles and we buy our gas at the same station and I am not having this problem with either one. I was told there is a service bulletin on this issue" but when I asked for a copy I was told he couldn't find it, and when I went online I couldn't either. I don't know if you can help with this issue or not but if there is anything you can do or point me in the right direction I would appreciate it because as far as the dealer is concerned this is normal and I don't see what's normal about it.thank you for your time.

- West Seneca, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 162006

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
: the contact stated the vehicle accelerated on its own and caused an accident. The contact was unsure how fast the vehicle was going or if the pedal stuck to the floor. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but could not fix the problem. The consumer stated there was no crash, she was bale to stop the vehicle in time. The vehicle also received poor gas mileage. Updated 09/25/06. Updated 9/27/2006 -

- Johnstown, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 302006

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 417 miles
I have a 5-speed GT hatchback that stalled while stopped at a stop sign in July of 2005. The car would run erratically and try to stall while moving. It seemed to do it when the cooling fan came on. Took to dealer 8/1/05. They could not duplicate the problem. They did replace the throttle position sensor. I had 417 miles on it at that time. I had no problems until 3/30/06. The first warm day in pa and the car started stalling again, and leaking fuel in the left rear wheel well. With only 6900 miles. I have a service appointment 4/3/06. Let's hope I can get this fixed this time before something bad happens. It seems to only stall when warmed up and the outside temp is above 65 degrees.

- Imperial, PA, USA

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