fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,930 miles

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2004 Hyundai Elantra transmission problems

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2004 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 042005

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 10,930 miles


On 3/4/2005, while driving on an interstate highway, the car stalled and wouldn't immediately start. It did start later. I was towed to a dealer, which replaced the crankshaft position sensor. On 4/21/2005, I got to my parked car to find that it wouldn't start for 10-15 minutes. The symptoms were very similar to the March 4 incident, without the stalling out on the highway to preface it. The following day, I took the car to a different dealer, where they tested the car but made no repairs. I wrote Hyundai. A regional representative contacted me and asked that Hyundai have an attempt to fully investigate. I had an appointment at the dealer I purchased the car from, and the regional representative contacted them to coordinate examination of the car. The dealer had one of their top electrical systems people examine the car in consultation with the regional office on 5/7/2005. They could find no problems. On 1/3/2006, the car stalled out on an interstate highway and wouldn't start immediately. A dealer replaced the crankshaft position sensor. On 1/13/2006, the car stalled out on an interstate highway and wouldn't start immediately. A dealer examined it and consulted with Hyundai tech line but did nothing. I sent Hyundai another letter. They asked to be able to send a regional technician to look at it. A dealer replaced the power control module and checked connections per directions of the regional technician. Hyundai deemed the car okay because the technician went for a 15 mile test drive; the car has had three potentially fatal incidents in 22,491 miles. A representative at the regional office said the they replaced the power control module based on incidents in other cars, where the error code for the crankshaft position sensor has come up. He said this was a "precautionary measure, " that the technician wasn't able to verify the component that failed, and could not explain why the power control module wasn't suggested earlier.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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