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Engine Cooling System Problems of Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Elantra owners have reported 12 problems related to engine cooling system (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Hyundai Elantra based on all problems reported for the Elantra.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2014 Hyundai Elantra 1
Failure Date: 10/15/2015

The contact owns a 2014 Hyundai Elantra. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17v226000 (engine and engine cooling). The part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The dealer stated that the parts were not available. The contact also stated that when she tried to start the vehicle, it failed to start and the steering wheel failed to turn. The failure recurred three more times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that they would call the contact back, but did not. The approximate failure mileage was 10,500. Parts distribution disconnect.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2006 Hyundai Elantra 2
Failure Date: 08/14/2011

I recently took my car in for maintenance and everything was good to go. All of a sudden out of no where my car's radiator and gasket blew. I am being told by 3 different places that my gages are not reading, I was told when I bought the car and when I took it in for regular maintence that the gauges work. Since this happened all of the mechanics are telling me that there is a defect in the gauges. My car is still under warrenty but since the gauge did not read an overheat it cracked my radiator and now hyndai will not cover the warrenty.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2004 Hyundai Elantra 3
Failure Date: 06/06/2008

Car broke down at a light on my way to work on Friday June 6. It would not start back up. Car was towed to the nearest Hyundai dealer. They said the car over heated. Repairs were made and car was given back to me on June 11 or 12. Check engine light came on less than an hour after picking up the car. Dealer was closed so called them the next day and took it back. Dealer kept it another day or two to check everything out made some minor repair and gave it back. On Saturday June 21, the car over heated again at an out of town location.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2004 Hyundai Elantra 4
Failure Date: 04/11/2008

On 11/26/07 the car got overheated, engine check light came on and engine shut down on the highway, coolant leaked out, car towed in. Bridgeport key Hyundai replaced coolant temperature sensor on 04/11/08 the car stalled on the highway without engine light coming on, coolant leaked out, engine failure caused a collision with another vehicle from the back. The car was towed in, it needs engine replacement. We believe the coolant repairs to be defective. Dealer denies our claim and blames engine failure on poor maintenance. I have read a number of reports about Hyundai engine stalling/coolant leak. In addition abs/tcs light has been coming on with the brake pedal vibrating and making noise. Car wouldn't stop as requested especially on wet, icy surface. Dealer cannot locate the problem please investigate both defects.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2003 Hyundai Elantra 5
Failure Date: 01/13/2007

My wife was driving on a freeway approx 65 mph when she heard a loud pop, looking at the dash board all gauges reported nothing wrong. Suddenly a large amount of white smoke came from under the hood, blinding her visibility and cars behind her. She was able to veer off to the median and call for assistance. The repair shop noted that a plastic reservoir tank exploded and drained all coolant and damaged the radiator and recommended calling Hyundai since car is in warranty and suggests that engine damage (seal damage may result in complete damage of engine and need replacement) the car is currently at dealership. This is a similar report as listed and may cause serious injury or death due to smoke disabling drivers view.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2000 Hyundai Elantra 6
Failure Date: 10/08/2004

I bought a brand new 2004 Hyundai Elantra from fuccilo's in schenectady, NY in March of 2001. I have maintained the car. On Friday oct 08, 2004 I was driving on the northway and after 20 minutes of driving the car started overheating and I pulled off the road immediately. No warning lights came on and the car's speed dropped dramatic to 0. It was towed to my mechanic and he looked at everything and said that the cooling fan was melted and the wire harness on top valve cover was totally melted and that the belts looked fine. He said it was something internal in the engine and I had to have it towed to fuccillo's because the engine is gone and it would be a warranty issue. After having it towed to fuccillo's my husband and I went there to see what was going to be done. The mechanic opened the hood, did not take anything apart and said it was the timing belt that broke and it was my fault so it would not be warrantied. They offered me 50. 00 for the car towards a new car. I already owe 5000. 00 on the vehicle, I only had it for 3 threes. I called my mechanic who had taken it apart and confirmed with him that the timing belt was fine. I called fuccillo's back and the mechanic said he would look at it but it would cost me 80. 00. I agreed because I had no choice. I then received a phone call days later telling me that the belt "jumped" and damaged the engine so it would not be covered he also stated that another code (p0118) came up but he didn't know what that meant. He told me that they would not do anything else that I had a choice of trading it or paying 6000. 00 for a new engine.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2001 Hyundai Elantra 7
Failure Date: 08/21/2004

Vehicle commenced to overheat while driving at 30 mph. Vehicle was towed to a repair shop, and mechanic determined that the problem was cause by a bad thermostat. Vehicle was towed to a dealer, who informed consumer that the problem was not the thermostat, but it was an electrical problem.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2000 Hyundai Elantra 8
Failure Date: 06/14/2004

Car continues to overheat. This is the fourth time it has happened; sometime the problem can not be duplicated and I am sent on my way even though it has happen before. The cylinder heads, water pump, thermostat, sensor and many others are only a few of the things that have been replaced on this problem. The car shuts-off without warning, and drives like a desiel engine (rough), you almost have to floor it to make the car stop and the dealer says it is normal; even though I hit another car going about 5mph because the car jerked foward and smashed my hood (I hit a Ford:excrussion so he had no damage) and the transmission does not shift correctly. Sure the dealer ship tries to fix the problem but there have been times I have been out of my car for a long as 7 to 8 weeks and many times there don't even know whats wrong. I have tried to contact rick case the dearlership owner and I never reiceve a call or email.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 1999 Hyundai Elantra 9
Failure Date: 12/28/2001

While driving, vehicle overheated and completely stalled without warning due to a malfunction within the engine, the engine has been replaced.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 1997 Hyundai Elantra 10
Failure Date: 01/29/2000

Noted coolant leak - inspected found rad petcock had broken where screwed in to rad.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 1996 Hyundai Elantra 11
Failure Date: 08/01/1998

I reported this information given to you to the main company in the month of August on several occasions; however, I have not received a response. In my opinion, this is totally unfair because I am making payments on an automobile that is literally falling apart. I feel that it Hyundai motor finance company should have made some preparation to satisfy their customer,one who has an excellent paying history. I am very dissatified with this product and would like a better automobile, one in which I would feel comfortable driving and paying for in the remainder years. Please help! thanks, carolyn b. Thomas. Not air bag complaint (e. G. , seat belt, trailer suspension air bag, etc. ) added on 09-07-1999.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 1997 Hyundai Elantra 12
Failure Date: 06/25/1998

Defective steering system caused loss of steering control, resulting in an accident. Prior to the accident, steering had a vibration and tires were worn too quickly. Also had a problem with vehicle overheating intermittently. Dealer cannot determine problem.