really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2001 Hyundai Elantra transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 092005

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


My air bag light comes on and off randomly while driving. I debated on whether or not to take it back because it wasn't on continuously. They always say we can't duplicate the problem. Well now the air bag light is on continuously and I set up an appointment. They called me and said the computer is showing 12 different codes for the air bags and that they noticed something sticky like pop on the wires. They said they weren't going to cover it under warranty. My first issue with that is they should be sealed off completely so a little pop shouldn't fry the air bag. The only reason I bought my Hyundai was because of the warranty and the assurance that I wouldn't have to worry about anything for 5 years. Unfortunately that isn't the truth. After 6 months or so I realized that I had to start my car for atleast 15 seconds before I could actually put it in drive and go. But why wasn't it like that in the beginning" and after the first year I notice rust behind the passenger doors in near the wheel wells where the car is welded together. That's a real high quality car right there when you have a car that's 10 years older and it doesn't have a spot of rust, that shows quality. What does Hyundai show" not much as far as I am concerned. It shows poor quality and a company that doesn't really stand behind their warranty. Lets not forget the fact that the transmission in the car is horrible. It shifts into second gear so hard and sounds like a canon exploding. The light above the license plate burnt out 2 weeks after they replaced it the first time. And the fact that all the wires inside my doors were corroded after two years and had to be replaced. So, now I have a problem with the airbag module being destroyed and they said I spilled pop or something in the console and that's what caused it. After so many problems with wiring in the car they don't see that this could be legitimately a manufacturer defect in the module. Abl.pco

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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