hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,050 miles

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2001 Hyundai Elantra miscellaneous problems

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2001 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 282007

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles


When driving on the interstate the rear end of the car is very unsteady over 50 mph when it is raining, causes hydroplaning, even with brand new tires made for wet traction.

- Sikeston, MO, USA

problem #3

Aug 142006

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Headlights burning out frequently was the first sign of problems, replaced them as the dealer said this was inherent to the 2001 Elantra. In August 2006 check engine light came on. Also, the air bag sensor light was on, headlight out again, took car to dealer, they called back and said that the alternator had been over charging and not only was the over charging burning out the headlights it also had taken out the cruise control module, and air bag module. Car had only 42000 miles on it, and was 2 weeks from being out of the 5 year bumper to bumper warranty. Well here it is 6 months later and 47000 miles and check engine light is back on, I have since purchased a diagnostic tool to read the codes. The car was running rough at idle. The codes came up as mis fire on cylinder 3, tps sensor failure and map barometer failure. I replaced the plugs and wires, engine still ran rough. Took car back to dealer they replaced the tps, still running rough, they suggested that because of the faulty tps that the excessive dumping of fuel into the jets could have caused one of them to be clogged. I had them clean the jets as well as replace the plugs and wires again (they had also found that #3 wire had been arcing.) this took care of the idle problem. I took the car home and the next day driving the car would surge between 3rd and 4th gear, engine light back on. Still have the map error. Dealer ended up replacing the map sensor. It has been about a month since this last occourence and all I can do is cross my fingers until I trade it in. Abl.pco

- Taylorsville, UT, USA

problem #2

Apr 142002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The back bumper from my Elantra is in bad conditions. The paint is horrible. I noticed that its not only on my car but also in all Elantras like mine. And they all have it in the same spot as my car. Its a round big spot. Looks like the paint is defective.

- Porterville, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 232004

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,198 miles
The ball joints cracked which caused the front left tire to become detached from the vehicle while driving approximately 70 mph on the freeway. The consumer contacted the manufacturer but they have not done anything about the issue. The vehicle's tcm/ECM software failed which caused the transmission to slip/surge while driving. The vehicle would not go into reverse due to an internal failure. The dealer replaced the A/T assembly and flushed the A/T fluid. The left sunvisor was coming apart. The visor clips broke and as a result they could not hold the visor in a stable position. Seat belt bolt cover broke. The passenger side door lock was hard for the passenger to unlock from the driver's side. The dealer replaced the door latch and actuator assembly. The vehicle's heater took about an hour to effectively warm the vehicle. The dealer determined that the blend door was loose at the actuator.

- Duarte, CA, USA

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