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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,000 miles

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2006 Hyundai Elantra engine problems

engine problem

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2006 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 182010

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 93,000 miles


Engine overheats and causes it to become disabled on highways. Most recent was on 11/18/2010 while traveling from West palm beach, fl to port St lucie, fl on the Florida turnpike. The vehicle had to be towed to North palm beach Hyundai dealer, lake park, fl. The service manager said that the headgasket and possible the engine will need to be replaced to overheating. The damages are in excess of $2500-$4000 dollars to repair.the vehicle has had water leakage into the interior of the vehicle on the passenger front seat side. It was purchased from al packer Ford, West palm beach in 2007. This is not only a costly matter but a dangerous matter as well to be driving in a vehicle that was so hot it could of caught on fire. And especially being disabled on a major highway too. We want someone to pay restitution for selling a product that is dangerous, unreliable and unsafe to operate.

- Port St Lucie, FL, USA

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