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2003 Hyundai Elantra Repair Histories

2003 Hyundai Elantra Repair Histories: photograph by 2003 Hyundai Elantra Repair Histories

96 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2003 Hyundai Elantra. 49 of these members (51%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 162 repairs to 2003 Hyundai Elantras--an average of 1.7 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2003 Hyundai Elantra repairs by problem area

Chart based on 162 repairs.

2003 Hyundai Elantra repair cost distribution

Chart based on 73 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2003 Hyundai Elantra

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Hyundai Elantra in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
Nov 2009 C $199 Flex Pipe was damaged. Engine light was on with Error code for SLow response at O2 sensor at lower stream. Hyundai said to replace whole pipe including catalytic converter, too expensive, flex welded at Midas. 
Feb 2010   Brakes were making noise - took for check up. Needed to replace caliper.  Oil was leaking from top of engine (rocker Gasket was leaking.) Cv boot replaced for right side. Master cylinder for brake replaced. Brake fluid Flushed. 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

135-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Elantra in Texas, United States
Dec 2004 - Mar 2010
Jun 2004 US $120 Brakes replaced because of the failure of a shim. Shim did not lower braking performance anyway, just made a noise as it slide along the non-friction area of the rotor. Part could not be purchased by itself so a brake job was performed. 
Jan 2009   Oil Leak. 
Hyundai Elantra in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2015
Jan 2009 US $150 Rear brakes locked as a result of improper bad/caliper alignment. Brake pads replaced as part of repair due to excessive burning. 
Dec 2010   Locked right rear caliper, followed by a locked left rear caliper. New pads/rotors due to damage from locked rear brakes. Blown right rear strut. 
Mar 2012   Failed Air Intake Control Valve (AICV). Vehicle would shut down after two minutes at idle. Difficult to diagnose for technician--no codes. Part not in stock. Parking brake cables had been binding and rear brakes would remain locked. Obtained new cables for both rear disc brakes. Removed center console and rear wheels to facilitate repair. 
Hyundai Elantra in Indiana, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2011
Jun 2008 US $539 brakes failed while driving to Chicago. pedal went to floor. Hyundai said 2 back wheel cylinders need to be replaced, and a "flush". brakes were spongy and failed again brake pedal all the way to floor took car to local hyundai shop (indiana) claimed no problem found! Shop bled brakes 3 times drove it 32 miles, put $20 gas in tank, and I paid $62 for second time in shop. 
Jan 2010   last year Stephens Hyundai told me "could not detect problem" rarely drove the car for over a year. Brakes squish, & when braking from 55mph, severe vibration. took for alignment but mechanic said not alignment problem New rotors on front fixed prob problem with clutch pedal too high, clutch slow to engage - Stephens Hyundai told me "no problem existed" Friend told me clutch needs replaced soon, common probl in this year and make  

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

135-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Hyundai Elantra in Illinois, United States
May 2006 - Mar 2015
Nov 2006   Windshield wipers stopped. The wiper motors burned out. Warranty service replaced the wiper motors and fixed them free including parts and labor. 
Feb 2008   Check engine light with code P0455 Evaporative Emission Control - Purge valve fault. Purge valve is replaced under the warranty. 
May 2009   Moonroof made rattling noises when closed. I re-tightened the screws and the noises are gone. 
May 2011 US $50 Whirling sound from front axle when fully steered. Diagnosed as a worn high-pressure power-steering hose. Replaced and the noise is gone. 
Feb 2012   E-Brake cable rusted and snapped. Rear calipers were damaged as I've ignored the symptom for two winters. Rear calipers and e-brake cables were replaced. 
Mar 2013   Two catalysts toasted. Removed the first and replaced the second with aftermarket Noticed CV joint leaking 4 years ago and finally they are gone and replaced with reconditioned. 
Oct 2013   A damper pulley was cracked and replaced Front lower arms Front stabilizer links 
Mar 2014   Strut mount cracked. Replaced front struts. (the whole strut) 
Hyundai Elantra in Texas, United States
Jan 2009 - Feb 2009
Feb 2009 US $960 Oil leak.  Electrical system issues randomly prevented car from starting. Fixed. 
Hyundai Elantra in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2004 - Aug 2012
May 2004   Fuel Pressure Regulator replacement. Replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2005   Fuel Pressure Regulator replacement. Dealer replaced as a precaution, I had not experienced any problems. Replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2009 US $150 Replace MAP sensor. 
Dec 2010   Replaced Canister Purge Solenoid (for P0441) 
Hyundai Elantra in California, United States
May 2008 - Feb 2009
Jul 2008 US $500 AC went out, turned out that the car was running hot which caused the computer to turn off the AC. Replaced thermostat, upper and lower hoses, added coolant and recharged AC. 
Dec 2008   Drivers side CV axle boot was torn, entire axle was replaced.  
Feb 2009   needed paint (oxidized) Door locks broke. Also needed $800 60k service. Sold car because couldn't afford repairs. 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

135-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Elantra in Virginia, United States
May 2003 - Jun 2011
Jun 2003   Coolant hose re-attached (leaked, overheated) and sunroof rails lubricated (noisy). 
Dec 2003   Shift knob replaced. (Peeling) 
Sep 2005   Axle seals replaced (leaking). 
Sep 2006   Passenger vanity mirror cover replaced (broke). 
Oct 2006   Rear wiper bolt trim cover replaced (fell off). 
Jan 2007   Transmission rebuilt (input bearing noisy) 
Jun 2008   Valve cover gasket oil leak (minor). 
Nov 2008 US $400 CV Boot replaced. 
Apr 2009   Radiator cracked catastrophically. 
Hyundai Elantra in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2003 - May 2013
Aug 2003   Issue with shifting reported. Clutch assembly replaced under 30day warranty. Transmission still has synchro issue - not dealt with. 
Aug 2007   Transmission axle seal leaking after clutch replacement. Seal replaced under warranty. 
Sep 2007 C $350 Timing belt and water pump change. Sparkplugs and coolant. 
Apr 2008   engine would not fire, but would crank over. Ground issue with coilpacks. Cleaned contacts and re-ran battery ground 
May 2008   investigating standing water in spare tire well and hatch wheel well. Re-applied hatch seal with silicone. 
Oct 2008   Found leak in body panel seam above hatch. Added rocker guard paint over seam gap. 
Dec 2008   Lower control arm bushings replaced along with mod of strut/springs.  At the time rotors and pads installed on front. 
Feb 2010   Passenger-side Tie Rod End loose, replaced. Also changed driver side. Valve cover gasket leaking. 
Mar 2010   rear engine mount torn 
Dec 2010   radiator leaking at top, small leak. replaced radiator and fluid 
Jun 2012   Drove through standing water, shorted out alternator. Was suspecting alternator failing before. Replaced alternator 
May 2013   CV boots broke, axles worn. Control arms rotted, engine subframe bolts broken. 

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