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NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1996 Hyundai Elantra

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1996 Hyundai Elantra, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: FUEL CAP REPLACEMENT CAMPAIGN 36

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #SQ00003

    • Status:
      PENDING
    • Date Opened: February 02, 2000
    • Date Closed: N/A
    • Recall: No recall yet

    Component(s): Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage:Tank Assembly

    Summary: Service bulletin 00-01-01 addresses a minor distortion of the fuel tank due to a dysfunction fuel cap

  2. INVESTIGATION: WINDSHIELD WIPER FAILURE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE97002

    Component(s): Visibility

    Summary: Complaints allege that the windshield wipers do not work sometime

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