definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,500 miles

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2006 Hyundai Elantra windows / windshield problems

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2006 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 012012


  • 38,000 miles


I am 5' 1" tall or short!! the sun was shining in my eyes and I needed the driver side visor down. It would not open so I had to apply a little pressure. The triangular clamp and the visor rod broke. I read that there have been several complaints in this regard but Hyundai refuses to replace it for free. The mileage is less than 60,000 miles.

- Hacienda Heights, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 072006


  • 0 miles
2006 Hyundai Elantra VIN# [xxx] has had erratic side mirror control since purchased 9-06. Mirrors move 1/3 of the time in unpredictable directions, not according to up/down/left/right arrows on control. In order to reset control to behave as designed, one must hold control down so mirror moves to full extent of range and rocks back and forth, which cannot be done easily in traffic without blocking the view of traffic. Took car to dealership but they were unable to replicate the problem and it continues. Rear view mirror also is a problem in that it fogs when inside and outside temperatures differ and must be wiped with a cloth. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #2

May 282009


  • 24,000 miles
Hyundai Elantra 2006 has a very strange problem with inside mirror. Mirrors gets dark by itself for some reason and when you touch it and move a little bit mirror comes back on. Dark means it gets black and turns darker such that you can't see from that mirror. Also Hyundai's mirror automated-switches are faulty. They don't work sometimes, sometimes they do only for up-down but not left-right. Switch changed by dealer but the problem remains.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #1

Dec 132008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that the heat will blow only when the vehicle is in motion. She is unable to defrost the windows in the mornings because the heat does not blow through the defroster. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer for repair at least four times, but they stated that the issues were a normal occurrence for her vehicle. The dealer called the manufacturer and they arrived from California to inspect the vehicle. The contact was informed that the case would be closed since the vehicle was designed to function in that manner. The failure mileage was 36,000. Updated 02-26-09 updated 02/26/09.

- Old Bridge, NJ, USA

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