2002 HYUNDAI ELANTRA VIN: KMHDN55D82U045478

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Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
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VIN KMHDN55D82U045478 Decoding Hyundai Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

HYUNDAI

Manufacturer Name

HYUNDAI MOTOR CO

Model

Elantra

Model Year

2002

Plant City

ULSAN

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

SOUTH KOREA

Plant Company Name

Ulsan

Body Class

Hatchback/Liftback/Notchback

Doors

5

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Displacement (CC)

1975

Displacement (CI)

122.0474881894

Displacement (L)

2

Engine Model

Tirburon 2.0L (1975 cc), Elantra 2.0 (1975 cc)

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Depowered Airbags

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2002 HYUNDAI ELANTRA Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2002 HYUNDAI ELANTRA Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Head/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Head/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN KMHDN55D82U045478

Components: POWER TRAIN

November 30, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10368495
Consumer Location: FORT MYERS, FL
VIN: KMHDN55D82U****

Summary of Complaint

2002 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GT MANUAL TRANSMISSION - REPLACED CLUTCH ON 10/13/09 AFTER CLUTCH WENT. REPLACED MASTER CYLINDER A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO AFTER NO GRAB ON CLUTCH AGAIN!! ON WAY TO JOB INTERVIEW LAST NIGHT AND CLUTCH PEDAL STUCK, FLUID LEAKING FROM UNDER CAR, LOST ALL CONTROL OF VEHICLE & HAD TO HAVE SOMEONE PICK ME UP!!!! I SEE I AM NOT ONLY ONE WITH THIS PROBLEM AS YOUR WEBSITE IT RIDDLED WITH SIMILAR COMPLAINTS!! SOMEONE HAS TO DO SOMETHING SOON BEFORE SOMEONE IS SERIOUSLY INJURED AND/OR KILLED IF NOT ALREADY!!!!!!! HYUNDAI NEEDS TO MAKE THIS SERIOUS SITUATION RIGHT!!!!! *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

March 22, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10326397
Consumer Location: MARLBORO, MA
VIN: KMHDN55D82U****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 20002 HYUNDAI ELANTRA. SHE STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 5 MPH OVER A SPEED BUMP AND ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A LEFT TURN THE STEERING WHEEL BEGAN TURNING OUT OF CONTROL. THE STEERING WHEEL THEN TURNED RAPIDLY TO THE RIGHT. SHE WAS ABLE TO STOP THE VEHICLE BY DEPRESSING THE BRAKES WITHOUT INCIDENT. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO STATED THAT THE FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARM WAS FRACTURED. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO LOCATE A RECALL FOR THE FAILURE (NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 09V125000: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM) BUT UPON CONTACTING THE DEALER, WAS TOLD THAT THE PART REQUIRED TO PERFORM THE RECALL WAS ON BACK ORDER UNTIL APRIL 12, 2010. THE DEALER WAS CONTACTED AFTER THE 12TH OF APRIL AND STATED THAT THE PART WAS STILL ON BACK ORDER AND THEY WERE NOT AWARE OF WHEN IT WOULD ARRIVE. THE CONTACT WAS CONCERNED WITH HAVING HER VEHICLE OUT OF SERVICE FOR SUCH AN EXTENDED AMOUNT OF TIME; SINCE HER MEDICAL CONDITION REQUIRED HER TO MAKE SEVERAL TRIPS TO HER PHYSICIAN. THERE WERE NO REPAIRS MADE TO THE VEHICLE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE APPROXIMATELY 83,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

February 09, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10307990
Consumer Location: AVENEL, NJ
VIN: KMHDN55D82U****

Summary of Complaint

DASH BOARD AIR BAG LIGHT COMES ON - NO CRASH, ETC. LIGHT STAYS ON. APPOINTMENT AT LOCAL DEALER TO DIAGNOSE. *TR

Components: STEERING

January 16, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10307427
Consumer Location: ARNOLD, PA
VIN: KMHDN55D82U****

Summary of Complaint

ON JAN16TH,2010 MY CAR BECAME DISABLED WHILE DRIVING. LUCKILY, I WAS ONLY DRIVING ABOUT 5 MILES AN HOUR WHEN I SUDDENLY LOST CONTROL OF STEERING MY CAR. AFTER STOPPING ON THE ROAD, I TRIED TO DRIVE TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND WAS UNABLE TO GET THE CAR TO MOVE. AT THAT POINT, I CALLED A LOCAL TOWING COMPANY AND THEY TOWED MY CAR TO A LOCAL AUTO SHOP. WHEN THE SHOP OPENED ON MONDAY JANUARY 18TH THEY CALLED ME TO INFORM ME THAT THE PART THAT FAILED ON MY CAR, THE LOWER CONTROL ARM, WAS ACTUALLY UNDER A MANUFACTURER RECALL FROM APRIL 2009 (HYUNDAI RECALL #091).THEY THEN GAVE ME A COPY OF THE RECALL NOTICE FROM ALLDATAPRO.COM. I WAS NEVER INFORMED OF THIS RECALL. I AM THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THIS CAR AND HAVE LIVED AT MY CURRENT ADDRESS SINCE APRIL 2000. I HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED OF OTHER RECALLS IN THE PAST BY MAIL. AT THIS POINT, THE SHOP DID A FULL SAFETY INSPECTION OF THE CAR AND I HAD THE CAR TOWED TO THE DEALERSHIP AT WHICH I PURCHASED THE CAR IN 2002, MIKE KELLY HYUNDAI, BUTLER PA. SINCE THE PARTS WHERE ON BACKORDER, I WAITED ALMOST 2 WEEKS FOR MY CAR TO BE REPAIRED. HAD I BEEN INFORMED OF THE RECALL, I WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SCHEDULE THIS REPAIR AT A MUTUALLY CONVENIENT TIME, AND BEFORE THE WORST OF WINTER, WHICH SEEMED TO BE A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR TO THE CORROSION THAT LED TO THE FAILURE OF THE CONTROL ARM AND ONLY BY LUCK WAS I NOT HURT OR KILLED. THE CAR WAS REPAIRED BY HYUNDAI FREE OF CHARGE , AS IT WAS A RECALL. I AM AWAITING REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE TOWING CHARGES.

Components: SUSPENSION

January 13, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10214719
Consumer Location: VANDERGRIFT, PA
VIN: KMHDN55D82U****

Summary of Complaint

2002 HYUNDAI ELANTRA HATCHBACK, DRIVER SIDE CONTROL ARM RUSTED THROUGH CAUSING IT BREAK IN HALF, NO BODY WAS HURT, NO COLLISION WITH OTHER VEHICLES OCCURRED. THE DAMAGE CAME TO OVER $1,000.00. THE CONTROL ARM ON A CAR SHOULD NEVER UNDER NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES FAIL. IT SHOULD LAST THE LIFE OF THE CAR. THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS. IF WE HAD BEEN ON A MAIN HIGHWAY WHEN THIS HAPPENED IT WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY SERIOUS. THE CONTROL ARM METAL IS EXTREMELY THIN MAKING US THINK IT MAY BE A DEFECT FROM HYUNDAI. *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

June 08, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10125147
Consumer Location: AMHERST, MA
VIN: KMHDN55D82U****

Summary of Complaint

DT: CONSUMER'S MOTHER DROVE THIS VEHICLE. ON 5 SEPARATE OCCASIONS, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED ON ITS OWN. ONE INCIDENT WAS IN A STORE PARKING LOT, THE CONSUMER HAD THE VEHICLE IN REVERSE AND IT REVVED UP LIKE A JET ENGINE, AND DID 2 1/2 CIRCLES. THE VEHICLE WAS TURNED OFF TO STOP IT.*AK *JB

Components: SUSPENSION

September 03, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11325472
Consumer Location: COLUMBUS, OH
VIN: KMHDN55D02U****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING THE CAR AND THE MOMENT I TRIED TO STOP AT THE TRAFFIC STOP SIGN THE LOWER ARM CONTROL FROM THE DRIVER SIDE BROKE AND THE WHEEL BROKE AND THE CAR SLID. THANKS GOD IT WAS AT NIGHT AND NO CARS WERE THERE. I REMEMBER THE NIGHT BEFORE I WAS DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY AND NOTHING HAPPENED. I CALLED MY INSURANCE AND THEY SENT ME A TOWING TRUCK TO MOVE THE CAR. I DIDN'T REPAIR THE CAR BECAUSE IT WAS A BIG MESS. I TOOK SOME PICTURES OF IT AND THE TOWING COMPANY GUY ALSO. I REMEMBER I WENT TO HYUNDAI DEALER AND I WAS LOOKING FOR A PART THEIR AND THEY TOOK MY VIN NUMBER TO CHECK FOR THE PART BUT NEVER TOLD ME ABOUT THE RECALL. CAN HYUNDAI COMPANY GIVE ME SOME MONEY BACK THAT I SPENT FOR TOWING AND LOOSING MY CAR BECAUSE OF THIS INCIDENT. I EVEN PAID FOR THE CAR REGISTRATION WEEKS BEFORE. *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 29, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11302937
Consumer Location: TOPEKA, KS
VIN: KMHDN45D12U****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN PUMPING GAS I CAN ONLY PUMP ABOUT $1.50 WORTH OF GAS AT A TIME BEFORE IT STARTS COMING BACK OUT AND SPILLING EVERYWHERE. I HAVE TRIED PUMPING GAS WITH THE CAR ON, NOT SAFE I KNOW, AND IT STILL ONLY TAKES ABOUT $1.50 BEFORE IT COMES BACK OUT. I HAVE SPOKEN TO MULTIPLE ELANTRA OWNERS AND THEY ALL HAVE THE SAME ISSUE. IT TAKES ABOUT 20 MINUTES TO FILL UP. THE MORE GAS YOU GET IN YOUR TANK, THE LESS YOU CAN PUMP. FROM THE RESEARCH I HAVE DONE ONLINE IT'S THAT THE EVAP CANISTOR HAS FAILED AND IT'S PUSHING CHARCOAL THRU THE FUEL LINES. WHAT IF THAT GETS INTO THE FUEL TANK AND THE PUMP SUCKS IT UP? DON'T THINK THAT WOULD BE A GOOD THING. BUT THE GAS THAT COMES OUT IS STARTING TO EAT AWAY THE PAINT BECAUSE IT DOES IT MULTIPLE TIMES EACH TIME I'M REFUELING. MY VEHICLE HAS HIGH MILES BUT ALOT OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE THIS ISSUE SAY THEY HAVE BELOW 100K MILES.

Components: AIR BAGS

November 30, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11183674
Consumer Location: FAIRFAX, VA
VIN: KMHDN45D42U****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2002 HUYNDAI ELANTRA GLS SUDDENTLY THE AIRBAG IS ON SOON ENGINE RUNNING, AND I HAVE BEEN TOLD BY TECHNICIAN THAT THE AIRBAG DEFECTIVE AND IT IS UNDER A RECALL.

Components: SUSPENSION

November 05, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11149852
Consumer Location: LOUISVILLE, KY
VIN: KMHDN45D12U****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE NOTED A RECALL #09V125000 RELATED TO THIS MAKE/MODEL/YEAR BUT FOR SOME REASON MY CAR WITH THE EXACT PROBLEM IS NOT PART OF THE RECALL. MY RIGHT FRONT CONTROL ARM COLAPSED. IT WAS COMPLETELY RUSTED THROUGH. WITH THAT SIDE FIXED I TRAVELED ABOUT 3 MILES AND MY LEFT SIDE CONTROL ARM BROKE. MY MECHANIC AND I WERE COMPLEXED, BUT AFTER RESEARCH I FOUND THIS PROBLEM EXIST AND RECALLS ISSUED. AFTER CONTACTING HYUNDA THEY SAID THIS VEHICLE VIN# WAS NOT COVERED. I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW THIS LIFE THREATENING PROBLEM WAS NOT PART OF THE RECALL. SOMETHING IN THE RECORDS OF THIS CAR MUST BE IN ERROR.

Components: SUSPENSION

November 02, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11057249
Consumer Location: BLAUVELT, NY
VIN: KMHDN45D12U****

Summary of Complaint

REAR SUSPENSION CROSS MEMBER ROTTED OUT

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

March 20, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 11010803
Consumer Location: NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR
VIN: KMHDN45D72U****

Summary of Complaint

IT IS HARD TO FILL THE GAS TANK UP. THE FUEL PUMP KEEPS SHUTTING OFF AND YOU HAVE TO SLOWLY FILL THE GAS TANK UP. YOU HAVE TO HOLD THE PUMP TO EVEN GET GAS TO FILL THE TANK.

Components: STRUCTURE UNKNOWN OR OTHER

May 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10983149
Consumer Location: BROCKTON, MA
VIN: KMHDN45D42U****

Summary of Complaint

THE WHOLE FRAME IS RUSTY.

Components: STEERING

October 28, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10924844
Consumer Location: LITTLETON, CO
VIN: KMHDN55D72U****

Summary of Complaint

ON OCTOBER 28TH, 2016 THE LOWER, DRIVER'S SIDE, FRONT CONTROL ARM DISINTEGRATED WHILE MY WIFE WAS DRIVING HER ELANTRA IN A PARKING LOT. SHE WAS MAKING A RIGHT TURN TO LEAVE THE LOT WHEN SHE LOST CONTROL OF THE CAR AS IT MADE A "TERRIBLE GRINDING NOISE." THE NEXT DAY I REMOVED THE WHEEL AND DISCOVERED THE CONTROL ARM WAS TORN IN TWO SECTIONS AND BADLY CORRODED. I WENT TO TWO HYUNDAI DEALERS TO TRACK DOWN A NEW PART. NEITHER DEALER MENTIONED THE FACT THAT THIS MODEL HYUNDAI HAD BEEN RECALLED FOR PRECISELY THIS PROBLEM. WHEN I LEARNED OF THIS PROBLEM I CONTACTED HYUNDAI MOTORS. THEY INFORMED ME THAT THE RECALL ONLY APPLIED TO VEHICLES PURCHASED OR REGISTERED IN THE SO-CALLED "SALT BELT" STATES. MY WIFE BOUGHT THIS CAR NEW IN COLORADO AND HAS NEVER DRIVEN IT IN THE "SALT BELT." YET IT SUFFERED THE SAME CORROSION AND FAILURE AS DESCRIBED IN THE RECALL BULLETIN. THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS FAILURE BECAUSE THE CORROSION IS INSIDE THE CONTROL ARM AND CANNOT BE DETECTED BY A NORMAL VISUAL INSPECTION. I SUSPECT THAT THE FAILURE THAT SHOWED UP YEARS AGO IN THE "SALT BELT" CARS IS NOW APPEARING IN OLDER CARS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. HYUNDAI APPARENTLY DOES NOT GIVE A [XXX]. I SUGGEST THE NHSTA IMPOSE A NATIONWIDE MANDATORY RECALL OF THESE VEHICLES. IF IT OCCURRED AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS THIS FAILURE WOULD RESULT IN IMMEDIATE LOSS OF CONTROL, RESULTING IN SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH FOR PASSENGERS IN THE CAR. THIS VEHICLE IS A ONE OWNER CAR THAT WAS GARAGED ALL ITS LIFE. IT WAS REGULARLY SERVICED BY A HYUNDAI DEALER. IT SHOWS NO SIGNS OF EXCESSIVE CORROSION IN ANY OTHER AREA OR PART. I AM OUTRAGED THAT HYUNDAI CHOSE TO LIMIT THE RECALL OF THESE VEHICLES TO SELECT STATES. THIS INCIDENT CLEARLY DEMONSTRATES THE PROBLEM IS NOT LIMITED TO VEHICLES EXPOSED TO CORROSIVE CHEMICALS. INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING AIR BAGS

August 13, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10895721
Consumer Location: GROTTOES, VA
VIN: KMHDN45D62U****

Summary of Complaint

AIRBAG LIGHT CAME ON AND REMAINS ON STEADY AS I WAS DRIVING IN RESIDENTIAL SECTION TODAY, AROUND 10PM. IT HAS BEEN 104 DEGREES WITH HUMIDITY FACTOR THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS.

Components: STRUCTURE

July 10, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10883847
Consumer Location: TIMONIUM, MD
VIN: KMHDN45D52U****

Summary of Complaint

THERE IS RUST COMING THROUGH THE QUARTER PANELS IN THE FRONT

Components: AIR BAGS

June 14, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10874349
Consumer Location: RIVERTON, UT
VIN: KMHDN45D22U****

Summary of Complaint

AIR BAG LIGHT COMES ON WHEN YOU MOVE THE SEAT FORWARD OR BACKWARD. SHOULD BE COVERED BY A RECALL, BUT WHEN I CALL THE DEALER I AM TOLD THAT THERE ARE NOT OPEN RECALLS ON MY VEHICLE. YET, THE RECALL LIST FOR FIXING THE AIR BAG SYSTEM LISTS 2002 HYUNDAI.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

May 09, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10872416
Consumer Location: SOUTH EUCLID, OH
VIN: KMHDN45D72U****

Summary of Complaint

MY VEHICLE HAS CONTROL ARM RUST AND PERFORATIONS IN THE SUBFRAME, COVERED UNDER AN EXISTING RECALL. HYUNDAI HAS ADMITTED THAT THE PARTS ARE COVERED UNDER THE RECALL, BUT STATES THAT THEY ARE UNABLE TO REPLACE THE SUBFRAME AND CONTROL ARMS DUE TO RUST DAMAGE ON THE FRAME ITSELF. REPLACING THE DAMAGED PORTIONS OF THE FRAME WILL COST WELL OVER THE PRICE OF THE VEHICLE. IF THE SUBFRAME DID NOT HAVE TO BE REPLACED, THE FRAME WOULD LIKELY HOLD FOR SOME TIME AND NOT REQUIRE REPLACEMENT IN THE NEAR FUTURE. THE FRAME DAMAGE IS ONLY AN IMMEDIATE ISSUE BECAUSE THE RECALL REPAIR NEEDS TO BE DONE. HYUNDAI HAS OFFERED ME TO EITHER REPLACE THE FRAME DAMAGE AT MY OWN EXPENSE SO THEY CAN COMPLETE THE RECALL REPAIR, OR TAKE A BUYOUT EQUAL TO THE KELLY BLUE BOOK VALUE OF THE VEHICLE. OTHER COMPENSATION SUCH AS RENTAL FEES WAS REFUSED. IT HAS TAKEN THEM ~25 DAYS SINCE RECEIVING THE VEHICLE TO MAKE THIS OFFER.

Components: AIR BAGS

May 11, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10864572
Consumer Location: FALL RIVER, MA
VIN: KMHDN45D62H****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 HYUNDAI ELANTRA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE AIR BAG LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 08V533000 (AIR BAGS). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 121,190.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

December 04, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10817567
Consumer Location: JOHNSON CITY, TN
VIN: KMHDN45DX2U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 HYUNDAI ELANTRA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT UNKNOWN SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE WOULD LOSE BRAKE FLUID. IN ADDITION, THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE BRAKES WOULD FAIL TO RESPOND. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 165,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

December 15, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10811319
Consumer Location: WILLOWS, CA
VIN: KMHDN45D42U****

Summary of Complaint

RANDOM ILLUMINATION OF AIR BAG LIGHT ON DASH WITHOUT EXPLANATION.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

July 07, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10807115
Consumer Location: PEACHTREE CITY, GA
VIN: KMHDN45D32U****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE STOPS SUDDENLY ALMOST CREATING ACCIDENT. CAUSE ?

Components: SUSPENSION

November 23, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10806324
Consumer Location: WILMINGTON, DE
VIN: KMHDN45D42U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 HYUNDAI ELANTRA. WHILE AT AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR ROUTINE REPAIR. THE MECHANIC STATED THAT THE FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS WERE CORRODED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS INVALID. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 153,248.

Components: STRUCTURE

March 23, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10788157
Consumer Location: SANTA ROSA, CA
VIN: KMHDN45D02U****

Summary of Complaint

CAR RECALLED FOR "SALT BELT CORROSION" REPAIRS IN 2002. ORIGINAL OWNER SOLD CAR BACK TO HYUNDAI DEALERSHIP. REPAIRS WERE NEVER DONE.WHEN I BOUGHT THIS USED HYUNDAI ELANTRA IN LATE 2002, IT HAD LESS THAN 13K MILES ON ITS ODOMETER. IT WAS SERVICED AT A 2ND HYUNDAI DEALERSHIP UNTIL 2012, WHEN ITS 10 YR/ 100 K MI WARRANTY EXPIRED. TODAY, EVEN THOUGH IT STILL HAS < 100 K ON ITS ODOMETER, THE ENTIRE UNDERSIDE OF THE VEHICLE IS SO BADLY RUSTED THAT I'VE BEEN TOLD BY TWO DIFFERENT SOURCES THAT THE CORROSION ON THE UNDERSIDE IS SO BAD THAT, DURING A 50 MPH OR GREATER ACCIDENT, IT IS LIKELY THE ENTIRE INSIDE OF THE CAR COULD FALL ONTO THE HIGHWAY, WHILE IT KEPT MOVING FORWARD, DECAPITATING EVERYONE INSIDE. JPG IMAGES OF THE EXTENT OF THE CORROSION ON THIS VEHICLE ARE AVAILABLE AT: WWW.HYUNDAIDCM.COM/WEB/ACTIVITYDETAILS.ASPX?ACTIVITYID=7738650-4. MY HYUNDAI IS UNSAFE TO DRIVE BECAUSE HYUNDAI NEVER PERFORMED THE MANDATED NHTSA SERVICE IN 2002. PLEASE TAKE MY CASE ON.. I'VE FILLED OUT THE WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN? BOX BELOW WITH THE DATE WHEN HYUNDAI AMERICA HAD MY ELANTRA INSPECTED BY MANLY HYUNDAI (2702 CORBY AVE, SANTA ROSA, CA 95402). EVER SINCE THIS INSPECTION, HYUNDAI AMERICA HAS OFFERED TO PAY ME $ 1K TO "TAKE MY CAR AWAY". WHEN I ASKED THEM WHY NOT $ 3K (IT'S HIGH KELLY BLUE BOOK VALUE), THEY INFORMED ME IT "WAS A RUST BUCKET".YES, MY ELANTRA IS A "RUST BUCKET", BUT ONLY BECAUSE OF HYUNDAI'S FAILURE TO PERFORM THE REPAIRS REQUIRED IN NHTSA'S 2002 RECALL, THAT NEVER GOT DONE.

Components: STRUCTURE

October 24, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10787130
Consumer Location: OMAHA, NE
VIN: KMHDN45D92U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 HYUNDAI ELANTRA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE LINK ASSEMBLY FRONT STABILIZER AND THE CONTROL ARMS COMPLETELY LOWERED AND THE FRONT END HAD EXCESSIVE RUST. IN ADDITION, THE FRONT TIRES FELL OFF DUE TO THE CORROSION. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 94,178. ...UPDATED 02/03/16 *BF *JS

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM

June 15, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10786859
Consumer Location: OMAHA, NE
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 HYUNDAI ELANTRA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TRACTION CONTROL SENSOR WARNING LIGHT FLICKERED AND THE BCD PLAYER WOULD NOT STOP OPERATING UNLESS THERE WAS A BCD INSIDE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER, BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 91,000. THE VIN WAS NOT PROVIDED.

Components: SUSPENSION

July 03, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10746450
Consumer Location: ALBANY, OR
VIN: KMHDN55D92U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 HYUNDAI ELANTRA. WHILE DRIVING AT 25 MPH, THE PASSENGER SIDE CONTROL ARM FRACTURED. THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME DIFFICULT TO STEER. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE CONTROL ARM FRACTURED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 115,000. UPDATED 07/27/16*LJ *CN

Components: SUSPENSION

April 15, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10745808
Consumer Location: FARMINGDALE, NJ
VIN: KMHDN45DX2U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 HYUNDAI ELANTRA. WHEN THE ACCELERATOR OR BRAKE PEDALS WERE DEPRESSED, A LOUD ABNORMAL CLUNKING NOISE EMITTED FROM THE FRONT END OF THE VEHICLE AND THE VEHICLE VEERED TO THE RIGHT. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE TECHNICIAN DIAGNOSED THAT THE LOWER CONTROL ARM AND BALL JOINT FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 195,000.

Components: SUSPENSION

July 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10732118
Consumer Location: SANTA ROSA, CA
VIN: KMHDN45D02U****

Summary of Complaint

2002 HYUNDAI ELANTRA. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO SALT BELT CORROSION RECALL PROBLEMS. *SMD THE CONSUMER STATED SHE WAS NEVER NOTIFIED OF THE RECALL. HYUNDAI CLAIMED IT WAS BECAUSE SHE WAS NOT THE ORIGINAL OWNER. THE DEALER INSPECTED THE VEHICLE AND DETERMINED THE CORROSION WAS TOO SEVERE FOR HER TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE. *JB

Components: AIR BAGS STRUCTURE UNKNOWN OR OTHER

April 26, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10717871
Consumer Location: WESTMINSTER, MD
VIN: KMHDN45D42U****

Summary of Complaint

WAS TRAVELING HOME AT 6 PM AND I WAS COMING OVER A HILL AND A CAR STOPED SHORT I SWERVED TO AVOID COLLISSION AND SIDE SWIPED A TELEPHONE POLE.THE AIRBAGS WENT OFF AND I WAS HIT WITH A PIECE OF SHARPNAL THAT WENT INTO MY LIP CAUSING ME TO GET STITCHES AND HAS LEFT MY FACE DISFIGURED.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VISIBILITY/WIPER

June 05, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10681233
Consumer Location: GLEN ARM, MD
VIN: KMHDN45D62U****

Summary of Complaint

NOT LONG AFTER PURCHASING THE CAR FROM JONES JUNCTION HYUNDAI BEL AIR, I NOTICED THAT THE HEADLIGHT/WINDSHIELD WIPER STALK WAS HAVING PROBLEMS. SOMETIME THE HEADLIGHTS AND THE DASHBOARD LIGHTS WOULD NOT WORK PROPERLY. AT NIGHT, THE LIGHTS FOR THE DASHBOARD WOULD GO OUT. THE STALK HAD PROBLEMS. ALSO, THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS, THE FLUIDS WOULD NOT SQUIRT PROPERLY TO EFFECTIVELY CLEAN MY WINDSHIELD AS IT SHOULD. THESE ARE 2 SEPARATE PROBLEMS THAT I HAVE NOTICED OVER THE YEARS. *TR

Components: VISIBILITY

January 31, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10680246
Consumer Location: ALEXANDRIA, VA
VIN: KMHDN55DX3U****

Summary of Complaint

I ARRIVED HOME AROUND 4:00PM, SATURDAY JAN 31, 2015 AND PARKED MY CAR IN THE PARKING LOT OUTSIDE MY CONDO BUILDING. I UNLOADED MY CAR TRUNK, THEN CLOSED THE TRUNK AND HEARD A RATTLING NOISE. I WAS NOT SURE WHAT IT WAS AT FIRST BUT I KNEW IT CAME FROM THE CAR. I WALKED AROUND THE VEHICLE AND OPENED THE DRIVER DOOR TO LOOK INSIDE. I DID NOT SEE ANYTHING UNUSUAL, BUT WHEN I CLOSED THE DRIVER DOOR I HEARD THE RATTLE AGAIN ON TOP OF MY CAR, WHEN I LOOKED AT THE ROOF I NOTICED THE SUNROOF GLASS WAS WARPED UPWARD AND A HOLE WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GLASS. WHEN I LOOKED CLOSER AT THE SUNROOF THE GLASS WAS SHATTERED WITH A HOLE ABOUT 3-4 INCHED WIDE AND THE EDGES OF THE GLASS WERE POINTING UPWARD. IT LOOKED LIKE THE SUNROOF EXPLODED FROM WITHIN. THE REST OF THE SUNROOF WAS CRACKED AND SPLINTERED BEING HELD TOGETHER SIMPLY BY THE SAFETY GLASS OR I THINK IT WOULD HAVE ALL FALLEN IN WARD. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VISIBILITY

January 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10678274
Consumer Location: GLEN ARM, MD
VIN: KMHDN45D62U****

Summary of Complaint

I NOTICED SOME TIME IN 2014 THAT MY DRIVER'S SIDE POWER WINDOWS BEGAN TO FALTER AFTER IT HAD RAINED OR PRECIPITATED IN SOME FORM. THE DRIVER'S SIDE POWER WINDOW ASSEMBLY WOULD GET WET WHEN THE DOOR WAS OPEN DURING NORMAL OPERATING USE, SUCH AS ENTERING OR EXITING THE 2002 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GLS. THIS SHOULD NOT HAVE OCCURRED. THE MANUFACTURER SHOULD HAVE, IN MY OPINION, PRODUCED VEHICLES WHICH COULD TOLERATE A MEASURE OF PRECIPITATION IN THE INTERIOR OF THE CAR THROUGH NORMAL USE, SUCH AS ENTERING AND EXITING THE VEHICLE. I COMPLAINED TO HYUNDAI USA ABOUT THE PROBLEM, BUT THEY WILL NOT FIX THE PROBLEM AT NO COST TO ME. I BELIEVE THAT THIS IS A KNOWN MANUFACTURING DEFECT. I WILL SEEK TO KNOW WHAT THE NHTSA WILL DO ABOUT THE PROBLEM. I THINK THAT THE CAR SHOULD BE RECALLED FOR HYUNDAI TO FIX THE PROBLEM. *TR

Components: STEERING

January 04, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10676846
Consumer Location: HOUSTON, TX
VIN: KMHDN45D82U****

Summary of Complaint

AS I EXITED A FREEWAY RAMP I WAS COMING TO A STOP TO MAKE A TURN. MY FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARM ON THE DRIVER SIDE BROKE AND IT POPPED MY DRIVER SIDE CV AXLE. MY WHOLE TIRE CASTERED IN AGAINST THE WHEEL WELL AND CAMBERED OUTWARD. MY CAR WAS BARELY MOVABLE. MY CONTROL ARM HAD COMPLETELY CORRODED THROUGH. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

November 20, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10667473
Consumer Location: PEACHTREE CITY, GA
VIN: KMHDN45D32U****

Summary of Complaint

VERY DANGEROUS: THE VEHICLES SHUTSDOWN WHILE DRIVING WITHOUT ANY WARNING. DASHBOARD BLINKS AND ENGINE SHUTS DOWN CAUSING LOST OF STEERING AND POWER, SLOWING CAR IN HEAVY TRAFFIC WITH VEHICLES BEHIND. THIS HAS HAPPENED SEVERAL TIMES. MECHANICS CAN'T SOLVE ISSUES. ON THE INTERNET, SIMILAR INCIDENTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED BY OTHER HYUNDAI DRIVERS . THE CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR, IDLE CONTROL VALVES, AND IN/OUT OUTPUT SENSOR TRANSMISSION ARE REPORTED AS POSSIBLE PROBLEMS. IN ANY EVENT IS A VERY DANGEROUS CONDITION. PROBLEM SHOULD BE STUDIED AND REPORTED. IT HAPPENS NOT ONLY TO THIS MODEL, BUT ON OTHER HYUNDAI VEHICLES. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

December 04, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10662186
Consumer Location: BROOKLYN, MI
VIN: KMHDN55D52U****

Summary of Complaint

THERE IS A RUST HOLE IN MY RIGHT LOWER FRONT SUSPENSION CONTROL ARM, RELATED TO HYUNDAI RECALL# 091. I CONTACTED HYUNDAI CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CASE# [XXX]. I WAS TOLD I WOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR THE REPAIRS AND THEN ATTEMPT TO SEEK REIMBURSEMENT BUT WAS TOLD THERE IS NO PROMISE OF A REFUND. I SAID THEIR RECALL CLEARLY STATES VEHICLES BEING RECALLED ARE IN THE SALT BELT STATES OR CARS THAT ARE REGISTERED IN THESE STATES. MY CAR CAME FROM VIRGINIA BUT HAS BEEN REGISTERED AND DRIVEN HERE IN MICHIGAN FOR TWO YEARS AND SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL. MY REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE WAS DENIED. ALL THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH POOR QUALITY METAL COMPONENTS, THERE ARE NO VIN. BREAK POINTS AND SHOULD NOT MATTER WHERE VEHICLE IS LOCATED AS VEHICLES MOVE FROM STATE TO STATE. I SHOULD NOT AND WILL NOT WAIT FOR AN INCIDENT TO OCCUR. I WILL PAY FOR THIS REPAIR TO ASSURE MY FAMILIES SAFETY. I CONTACTED MY LOCAL DEALER ANN ARBOR AUTOMOTIVE AND TALKED TO BETHANY PATTERSON IN SERVICE AND EMAILED HERE PICTURES OF THE DEFECTIVE COMPONENT(WE HAVE THE EMAIL CONFIRMATION). SHE STATED THE SERVICE MANAGER WOULD REVIEW AND GET BACK TO ME. THREE WEEKS LATER AND NO CONTACT. I ALSO TOOK THE CAR TO THEM AT ANN ARBOR AUTOMOTIVE WHICH IS MY CLOSEST HYUNDAI DEALER IN ANN ARBOR MICHIGAN JUST TO SHOW THEM THE FAILURE WHICH IS VISIBLE WITH THE STEERING TURNED WITHOUT PUTTING ON A LIFT. THE SERVICE MANAGER WOULD NOT COME OUT TO LOOK AT, THEY ASKED ME IF I HAD AN APPOINTMENT AND THEN TOLD ME I WOULD HAVE TO LEAVE THE CAR FOR AT LEAST 3-5 DAYS JUST TO LOOK AND CONTACT HYUNDAI WITH NO ASSURANCE OF ANYTHING BEING DONE. WHAT A JOKE. I HAVE TRIED TO CONTACT YOU BUY PHONE BUT THE CALLS WILL NOT GO THROUGH, DO YOU STILL HAVE A PHONE? THERE ARE MORE PROCEDURES THAT HAVE TO BE DONE RELATED TO THIS RECALL BUT RIGHT NOW I HAVE TO REPLACE THIS ONE PART TO MAKE THE CAR SAFE FOR MY FAMILY. PLEASE HELP EVERYONE WITH THIS. INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

August 20, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10649434
Consumer Location: EL PASO, TX
VIN: KMHDN45D02U****

Summary of Complaint

AFTER REFUELING, THE CAR HAS DIFFICULTY STARTING. THE CAR STALL LIKE IT HAS FLOODED. AFTER NUMEROUS ATTEMPTS TRYING TO START THE CAR (THE CAR SPUTTERS), IT FINALLY STARTS. THERE ARE SEVERAL OTHER HYUNDAI ELANTRA OWNERS IN THIS AREA HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. THE CAR INITIAL STARTED WITH DIFFICULTY REFUELING. AFTER PUTTING IN 0.25 - $1.00 WORTH OF GASOLINE, THE PUMP WOULD CLICK OFF. REFUELING COULD TAKE UP TO 5-10 MINUTES TO FILL THE TANK. I HAVE SPENT OVER $500.00 DOLLARS TRYING TO FIX THE PROBLEM. I HAVE CALLED HYUNDAI OF AMERICA AND RECEIVED LITTLE TO NO ASSISTANCE. *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

August 21, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10649436
Consumer Location: EL PASO, TX
VIN: KMHDN45D02U****

Summary of Complaint

AFTER REFUELING, THE CAR HAS DIFFICULTY STARTING. THE CAR STALL LIKE IT HAS FLOODED. AFTER NUMEROUS ATTEMPTS TRYING TO START THE CAR (THE CAR SPUTTERS), IT FINALLY STARTS. THERE ARE SEVERAL OTHER HYUNDAI ELANTRA OWNERS IN THIS AREA HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. THE CAR INITIAL STARTED WITH DIFFICULTY REFUELING. AFTER PUTTING IN 0.25 - $1.00 WORTH OF GASOLINE, THE PUMP WOULD CLICK OFF. REFUELING COULD TAKE UP TO 5-10 MINUTES TO FILL THE TANK. I HAVE SPENT OVER $500.00 DOLLARS TRYING TO FIX THE PROBLEM. I HAVE CALLED HYUNDAI OF AMERICA AND RECEIVED LITTLE TO NO ASSISTANCE. *TR

Components: STEERING

August 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10627296
Consumer Location: MIDDLETOWN, OH
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 HYUNDAI ELANTRA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT 25 MPH, THERE WAS AN ABNORMAL NOISE AS THE VEHICLE VEERED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 110,000.

Components: SUSPENSION

May 21, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10615698
Consumer Location: WEST DES MOINES, IA
VIN: KMHDN45DX2U****

Summary of Complaint

I APPLIED BRAKES AT A STOP SIGN AND FRONT DRIVER SIDE CONTROL ARM COLLAPSED. I HAD IT INSPECTED AND TREATED UNDER RECALL IN 2009. *TR

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