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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,750 miles

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2009 Hyundai Elantra miscellaneous problems

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2009 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 202015


  • 65,750 miles


While driving, the air circulation system turns off automatically even when it is turned on and then after a while it turns back on again on its own. Again while driving, when the air circulation is turned off, it turns on sporadically and turns back off again. So far this has been happening only for a short duration but the concern is that if it turns off for prolonged periods of time during winter driving or during rain then the windshield defogger will not work which will end up being a safety hazard. Not sure if this is an electrical problem - may be a loose contact in the electrical system or a wiring issue. Not clear if this will end up affecting other devices such as lights, etc. Later. This has been happening for the past several months. I bought this vehicle second hand in summer of 2015.

- Columbus, OH, USA

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