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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,500 miles

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2012 Hyundai Elantra accessories - exterior problems

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2012 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #1

May 012012


  • 2,500 miles


This car has large blind spots caused by both the left and right front pillars. The positioning of the rear view mirror only makes the right blind spot larger as there is only the space from the bottom of the mirror to the right pillar to view outside of the car. As a result, I almost hit someone crossing the street from my right to my left. Thankfully, I saw them in time to apply my brakes. This happens frequently with this car. And, at intersections where there is a four-way stop or, when I am entering the lane, I can often not see a car coming from either direction. I fully anticipate that this car will be involved in numerous accidents. The Elantra driver will be at fault but no one will look to this "defect" in the car as the problem.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

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