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. FUEL CAP REPLACEMENT CAMPAIGN 36 NHTSA Defect Investigation #SQ00003

    • Status:
      OPEN
    • Date Opened: February 02, 2000
    • Date Closed: Pending
    • Recall: possible recall

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

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

    NHTSA: For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning investigation #SQ00003 »

  2. WINDSHIELD WIPER FAILURE NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE97002

    Component(s): Visibility

    Summary: In its letter dated February 14, 1997, Hyundai stated that approximately 75,000 Hyundai vehicles (certain model year 1996-97 Elantra, accent, sonata and tiburon models built through October 18, 1996 -- see NHTSA recall no. 97V-026 for details) will be recalled for a defect in the windshield wiper motor.Hyundai stated that the windshield wiper motor may not operate in cold weather conditions due to contamination of the motor's circuit breaker electrical contacts with soldering flux during manufacturing process.Hyundai will remedy the defect by cleaning the electrical contacts to remove the contaminants.

    NHTSA: For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning investigation #PE97002 »

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