2002 Hyundai Elantra Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Hyundai Elantra

2002 Hyundai Elantra Problems

Transmission Won't Shift/CEL Due to Failed Speed Sensors in Transmission

If the automatic transmission does not shift properly and the Check Engine Light illuminates, the speed sensors in the transmission may have failed. The sensors are simple and inexpensive to replace.

Power windows stopped working.

My power windows won't work. Power locks function well but the buttons for my windows won't.

Check Engine Light Due to Failing Canister Purge Valve

A failing vapor canister purge valve may cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. This valve is part of the evaporative (EVAP) emission control system.

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2002 Hyundai Elantra Questions

What would cause my car to lose movement in the gas pedal? (1 answer)

Yesterday I was driving and all of a sudden my gas pedal lost all spring, and it barely moves. This has caused very slow acceleration. My check engine light did not come on, and it does not seem to be anything else wrong.

how can I get my remote starter to run longer, it dosent even warm car enough (1 answer)

do I have to press start button on remote more then once, no instructions came with car.

Car battery went dead. jumped the car. and battery went back dead. What can it b (1 answer)

Yesterday night my car battery went dead . I got somone to give me a JUMP , but it wouldn't stay charged for me to get to my house. People keep telling me it could be my alternator . I just feel like I need a new battery . Can anyone help . I have to be back at work Tuesday . Everything came...

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2002 Hyundai Elantra Recalls

Hyundai Recalls Certain 2001–2003 Vehicles Due to Corrosion on Front Lower Control Arms

Hyundai is recalling 2001–2003 Elantra and Tiburon vehicles in areas of the country with heavy concentrations of road salt usage. Corrosion and thinning of the steel in the front lower control arms may progress to a point where the panels become perforated, which can cause a fracture between the ball joint and pivot attachments to the chassis. This could reduce driver control over the vehicle, which may increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the affected front lower control arms.

Recall 08V533000
HYUNDAI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MY 2001-2002 ELANTRA VEHICLES. MOVEMENT OF THE SIDE IMPACT AIR BAG WIRING HARNESS MOUNTED UNDER EACH FRONT SEAT, POSSIBLY CAUSED BY CONTACT FROM MATERIALS PLACED UNDER THE SEAT, MAY RESULT IN AN ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE THAT WOULD CAUSE SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SR...
Recall 04V369000
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 301, "FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY" A VALVE ON THE FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY MAY NOT CLOSE PROPERLY. IF A VEHICLE ROLLS OVER AND THE FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY VALVE IS NOT PROPERLY CLOSED, FUEL SPILLAGE MAY ...

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2002 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

I bought my Hyundai Elantra GT 5 speed Hatchback brand new in 2002. I do take good care of my cars, so, this one is mostly garage kept. Because I do live where there is quite a bit of snow and ice, have a rust spot on the rear quarter panel right below the gas tank cover. I had my clutch replaced for the first time when the car had 107,000 miles. Just had the timing belt done, new water pump, a...
After engine oil change, a picture of car and fuel sign suddenly showed up in the mileage monitor of 2002 Hyundai Elantra GT. Anyone has any idea what it means?
I bought this car second hand in 2005. It is a 2002 model. It ran find for about a year, then the transmission starter to mess up. At first it would down shift to third and if you stoped it would not shift to first, only manual shift to second and had to be manually shifted to third. I could shut off the engine and restart and it would work. The problem has steadly gotten worse. Now it will not...

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