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Hyundai Elantra 2001-2006



  • zigliflerziglifler Posts: 99
    is asking alot . i think that is way outta the norm . but think of this . there are alot of rental car companys that have elantras now . would they buy them to use in there fleet if there "merit" wasn't there ?
  • gator_28gator_28 Posts: 14
    hello everybody,
    I have a 2000 model elantra that I have enjoyed very much. Its been a great car with only 19100 miles on it. I have 1 problem that I wonder if anybody else has had (either 00,01,02 models). No matter how many times I seem to get my tires rotated and balanced, I get this annoying shake in the steering wheel when I approach 70 mph. Has anybody experienced this yet? I customized my elantra with alloy rims and done other things to make it turn heads when I'm driving and I love this car. Please, if anybody can leave me some input on this problem, I'd really appreciate it!
  • I have 47,000 on my 2001 Elantra. I have thoroughly enjoyed this car. I drive it to work (130 miles roundtrip) every day and for the price and the options it is great! I have not had any breakdowns, although I did take it in and have them reprogram the computer that controls shifting due to some feedback I had seen on this board. It took about 20 minutes and was covered under warranty. It gave me a chance to re-teach the computer how I wanted the shift patterns to work. I put in a K&N Air Filter and I average 29 MPG, driving mostly highway but some bumper to bumper everyday(I have an Automatic) I would highly recommend the Elantra and will probably purchase a Tiburon in the next year or so.
  • jimbeaumijimbeaumi Posts: 620
    Several of you have mentioned K&N air filters for use in 2001 Elantras. The K&N website doesn't seem to have info on a proper filter for 2001 models, and they have not responded to my e-mail. Where have you been finding the correct filter? NAPA? Local independent stores? Directly from K&N?

    The Consumer Reports auto issue just arrived, and though the news isn't great for Elantras, overall the brand has improved to the same level as domestic brands. Elantra is a tad below average of all cars, but transmission issues are given more weight, so I am guessing trans reprogramming mentioned here often may have skewed results a bit. I have a stick, so I am confident it will hold up well over the years. Geez, if the domestics improved at the rate Hyundai seems to be, the import brands would not be such a thorn in their side.
  • pierogipierogi Posts: 1
    I also have a steering wheel shake on my 2000 Elantra at 65-70 MPH only. I took it to the dealer and they turned the brake rotors...still had shake. They replaced the two front tires and did a 4 wheel alignment. The shake is barely detectable now but it's still there at times. I guess I'll just live with it.
  • jyk1981jyk1981 Posts: 37
    I bought them from local Mobil store (one that does the oil change service).
    K&N cost me about $50.00. I think you can get it directly from K&N. I heard they have 2001, but maybe not. you can buy 2000 Tiburon's filter and squeeze in to 2001 Elantra. K&N filter for 2000 Tiburon is about .5 inch bigger than Filter for 2001 elantra.
  • ejbrunerejbruner Posts: 1
    i've had my Elantra for 1 year and had it's first inspection on 3-1-02 with 9800 miles. then i rec'd a notice from dealership on 3-14-02 that was dated 3-1-02 to pick up a part ordered for my car. i called them and they said that the rear wheel cylinder was "wet" and could possibly leak so they ordered the part but neglected to tell me this and didn't write it in on the receipt i received for the inspection. just wanted to know if anyone else had a problem like this.
  • csandstecsandste Posts: 1,866
    Last summer there were lots of wheel shake postings on this board. I purchased a GLS with corrected hail damage rather than another car because the wheel shake was minimal. At 8000 miles, I bought the $7.95 lifetime balance/rotation from Wal-Mart. Any vibration totally disappeared. I'm sure most tire techs at Wal-Mart are boobs, I just happened to get a knowledgeable one. I just wanted to say that in my case the condition was correctable. Although the original condition with my car was a very slight tingle at 70 miles per hour, having a perfectly balanced tire is a big improvement.
  • hyundaimahyundaima Posts: 197
    Take your car to a shop that has a Hunter GSP9700.
  • jveliejvelie Posts: 9
    Does anyone know how much it is for the extended warity package.I think it is for 5 more years bumper to bumper,plus road side warranty,thanks.I am looking to keep the car for a good 10 years so maybe it would be werth it to me,I just don't know what it cost!
  • yeppyepp Posts: 5
  • ghenrylghenryl Posts: 2
    We have a black 2000 elantra that has started to peel. Went to the dealer we purchased it from.(The proper vernacular per the dealer is "spotting on all top surfaces") The car has 33000 mi. on it.(paint warranty is 3yr./36000) Dealer says he cant warrant it and Hyundai rep most likely will not. dealer says Hyundai will most likely claim it is caused by acid rain etc. and will not repair. Am waiting to meet with rep (4-6 week wait). Has anyone else had a problem beside pam 49? If pam is still available I would like to hear more of your experience. Thanks
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,934
    When I checked on the Hyundai extended warranty on my '01 GLS, it was around $1000. Some dealers charged close to $1200, so it pays to shop around and negotiate. Even though it extends the bumper to bumper to 10 years and is fully transferrable, I decided to pass, since the powertrain usually has the big-ticket repairs and that's covered for 10 years anyway.

    Re March test drives--it's only March 16! The monthly reports are published on the first day or two of the following month, sometimes a little later.
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Backy is correct. But I would not know the answer to your question anyway.

    For questions about the main site, you need to go to the Feedback section there. You can get there using the Help link at the top (and bottom) of this page.

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  • jyk1981jyk1981 Posts: 37
    my 2001 black elantra had clear coat problem, its clear coat was peeling off. I took it to the dealer, and they fixed right away and gave me rent car while they repaint my car. It was under the warranty (even rent car). However, I think, if I remember correctly, the paint warranty for Hyundai is only 1 year.
  • printzprintz Posts: 70
    Does anyone know how to remove the dashboard???...I have a rattle coming from the left side & i'd like to see if I can't fix it, rather than having the dealer take it apart & break something else...
  • Try this site. Hyundai Webtech site.

  • tonykrapiltonykrapil Posts: 211
    Is there maybe something in the little secret coin drawer on the left side that is rattling around?
  • vojdvojd Posts: 3
    Does anybody still have Elantra'93-95?
    Mine is Elantra '93 and it has around 90k miles on it. I bought it 2 years ago with 72k on it. Still running but has problems (recently replaced engine)which I encountered recently.
    And I need a front bumper cover that was cracked finally last winter and driver side molding (I live in upstate New York). Dealers replacement prices are very high (considering the cost of this car :)).
    Did you finally find the way to remove dashboard?
  • mpgmanmpgman Posts: 723
    Hyundai is reimbusing me nearly $500.00 for having to replace an oil pan assembly at 18,000 miles on my GT. The treads were stripped by an oversized plug that a Hyundai dealer used to try to fix my oil leak. The dealer that did the repair was in a different state, and said that they couldn't cover the new pan under warranty because it was not a factory defect. I had to appeal to Hyundai corporate and they just came through.
  • mpgmanmpgman Posts: 723
  • storkdudestorkdude Omaha, NE. Formerly Tokyo, Japan/ Dayton, OH/ Wash, DC, Minot, ND, etc. etc.Posts: 26
    I have removed the front of the dash and all of the lower trim to replace my stereo. I had access to everything. I don't think that you would get any more access by removing the dash proper. If you like, go to near the end of the hatchback board and look for wmoses' website. Pictures and simple instructions are in the "garage" section.
    Happy motoring!
  • gt_fangt_fan Posts: 159
    do you mean "threads"? (Sorry. I can't help being a smart-xxx sometimes!) Good job sticking with it!
  • lngtonge18lngtonge18 Posts: 2,228
    I posted this question in the Accent forum but it's rarely travelled anymore, so since the radio's are all pretty much the same, I thought I would post here. Do those who have the original Hyundai cassette player or CD player see 1 or 2 lights illuminating the digital readout? I thought there was 1 light at each corner of the display, but now I only see one on the right hand side and the left side seems dark during the day and dim at night. If anyone could investigate this for me, I would be very thankful. Also, if it turns out the light is burn out, do you guys suggest I leave it alone or have the dealer fix it and risk starting rattles? Thanks.
  • elanxdelanxd Posts: 1
    Just to share my experience.
    My 01 Elantra has a metal-box (ECM or TCM or whatever it is) fixed on a steel bracket, perpendicular from the "top" of the dash. It vibrates and rattles as and when it likes. I am sensitive to noise and took me a while to identify it.
    The car dealer bend the bracket 45 degrees and the noise disappear. Please note that there are cables going in and out of this metal box.
    As my driver seat is on the right hand side and the metal box is on the same side. Is the metal box on your car on the driver side too(meaning left hand side)?
    Removing the dash is a troublesome work!
  • mpgmanmpgman Posts: 723
    Threads it is...the treads look like new after the first 20,000!
  • I purchased the extended warranty,10 year Advantage Plus, paid close to $1500.
    When the policy came in the mail from Hyundai, it showed a purchase price of $659 !!!
    Cancelled and am currently banging heads with the dealer for refund...will wind up in small claims court.
  • gt_fangt_fan Posts: 159
    Quattro89, when I bought my Elantra in January, it was pretty late in the evening and the finance guy was obviously ready to head home. When I indicated my opinion that extended warranties are over-priced, he when ahead and offered to sell me the 10 year Advantage Plus for $750. I still didn't bite, deciding to put my faith in the reliability of the car. I hope I'm right.

    Good luck in small claims court. $1500 is practically highway robbery!
  • printzprintz Posts: 70
    Thanks for all the feedback....I'm real sensitive to rattles also...As i'm going over bumpy roads about 10mph, I hear something rattling inside the left part of the dash....I've decided that when I have my oil changed I'll tell the dealer & give him a small list of things)....The car has 700 miles on it.....I need a new driver side wiper blade(it streaks), I have the six speaker sound system(small speaker in door is shot), & the dash rattle.....Hopefully my list won't grow to much more.....
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