really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,500 miles

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2003 Hyundai XG350 Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 292011

XG350 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai XG350. The contact stated that with the brakes depressed, the vehicle abnormally accelerated and crashed into a building. The contact sustained two shattered knee caps. The vehicle was destroyed and a police report was filed. The contact did not inform the dealer or manufacturer of the failure and was still hospitalized. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000. The VIN was unavailable. Updated 1/24/2012

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #3

Sep 142005

XG350 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles
I have a Hyundai XG350 2003. I had three incidents with it: Two summers ago, I put the car in reverse and backed up few feet and stopped to look if it was clear to continue. My foot was on the brake, the car was stopped, then suddenly it lurched back, stopped then lurched back again and again, finally it stopped. I reported it to the service people and they said no way that would happen. Last summer, it did it again, but this time it lurched back only once. Last September, backing out of the garage, I stopped, pressed hard on the brakes to let my wife in. She opened the passenger door half way and the car lurched violently backward, with my foot still pressed hard on the brakes. That caused the door to pin my wife against the chimney, then slid and pinned her against an old refrigerator stored in the garage. Luckily the car stopped but not before it caused injuries to my wife. I researched the internet and found several owners of Hyundai XG350 reporting the exact same problems.

- South Bend, IN, USA

problem #2

Sep 122005

XG350 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles
The car has a problem with lurching/accelerating/jumping while the foot pressed firmly on the brake. I had this happen to me three times within a period of two years and 17K miles and I was able to duplicate it intentionally after a dozen tries. The third and last time it happened it almost killed my wife. I had the car in reverse and the car completely stopped with my foot pressed hard on the brakes. When my wife opened the passenger door to get into the passenger side of the car, the car lurched violently backward and pinned her between the door and a chimney, then pushed her further back and pressed her against an old refrigerator which is stored in the garage. Luckily the car stopped. We had to take my wife to the emergency room. She suffered several bruises extreme swelling and needed surgery to drain the fluids in the swelling areas.

- South Bend, IN, USA

problem #1

Oct 102003

XG350 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
My inlaws' car accelerated on its own causing an accident.

- Berlin Twp., NJ, USA

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