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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,142 miles

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2005 Hyundai Elantra wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2005 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 042015


  • miles


Automobile developed a thumping in the steering and the tire was found to have a broken tread belt. It could be plainly seen in the lateral rippling of the tread. Dealer would not replace the tire but wanted to sell a new set. No cutting or other damage found in tread at point of break. Suspect a tire defect.

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

problem #2

Nov 192012

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 120,827 miles
The sidewalls of two tires purchased at the same time were separating causing multiple gashes on each tire. Both tires were purchased originally on 8/11/2011 and today I had to take them to get replaced. The problem was noticed yesterday, 11/18/12. The tire store refused to issue any warranty on the tires as they stated there was no recall so I had to pay for new tires. The tire store took the tires but I took pictures of the tires before they took them.

- Estero, FL, USA

problem #1

May 272007

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,600 miles
My 2005 Hyundai Elantra hydroplanes even at low speeds and skids very easily on slightly wet pavement. My daughter has complained about this to me many times. Tonight she hydroplaned and went into a wooden pole. She wasn't injured and the airbag did not deploy; however, the front fender was damaged. I am going to have it fixed then see about getting rid of the car. It does not seem to be safe.

- Severna Park, MD, USA

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