hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,500 miles

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2001 Hyundai Elantra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 102016


  • miles


The contact owns a 2001 Hyundai Elantra. When the brake pedal was applied, the brakes failed to function properly. The contact had to apply force to the brake pedal several times to ensure that the vehicle completely stopped. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic to service the brake system. In addition, there was an abnormal noise coming from the front of the vehicle associated with the upper or lower control arms. The check engine and air bag warning indicators remained illuminated. Also, the vehicle failed to refuel in a reasonable time frame, which caused the contact to have to wait an extended period of time during refueling. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was not available.

- Goreville, IL, USA

problem #3

Dec 032014


  • 90,000 miles
Took 2001 Elantra to dealer as a result of low brake fluid. Dealer discovered vehicle unsafe to drive and irreparable due to corrosion of rear cross member and/or "spud". it is our understanding that this corrosion occurred in the area where brake fluid was leaking. It has been suggested that the problem is due to road salt. However, we also have a (lower-mileage) 2005 Elantra which we keep parked in the same garage as the 2001 Elantra and which, to the best of our knowledge, shows no sign of corrosion.

- Mentor, OH, USA

problem #2

Jun 042002


  • 24,000 miles
Car shimmies really bad at 35 miles an hour replaced front brakes and rotors front struts tie rod ends both inner and outer to no avail I am sick of putting money in this piece of junk.

- Pottsville, PA, USA

problem #1

Aug 252012


  • 160,000 miles
The brake lights stayed on all night after car was put in park and engine was turned off, causing battery to lose all power. This could be caused by a faulty brake/stop light switch. A recall was issued for brake/stop light switch on different years and models of Hyundai vehicles. My 2001 Hyundai Elantra gls was not included in the recall but probably should have been.

- Scottsmoor, FL, USA

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