hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
105,500 miles

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2002 Hyundai Elantra body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 012012


  • 100,000 miles


I heard a noise in the rear of my Hyundai Elantra 02 and upon bringing it to a service station was informed that the left rear cross member was corrode. Vehicle was towed to dealership and I was informed that the vehicle was not repairable. There was a current recall for this same issue, however the 02 Elantra was not included in this recall. This left me with an 11 year old vehicle that had never been in an accident and had been housed inside a garage in inclement weather that was a total loss. This is an extreme safety issue.

- Riverside, RI, USA

problem #1

Jul 132008


  • 111,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Hyundai Elantra. The contact inspected underneath the vehicle and noticed oil leaking from the transmission. In addition, the control arms on both sides of the vehicle had holes and were corroded. The vehicle was taken to the authorized dealer for inspection and they stated that the control arm and subframe failed. The vehicle has not been repaired according to NHTSA campaign id number 09V125000 (suspension:front:control arm) due to the unavailability of the necessary parts for the repair. There is a massive back order for the parts. The technician recommended that the vehicle not be driven due to the safety risk involved. The failure and current mileages were 111,000.

- Kingston, NY, USA

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