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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2002 Hyundai Elantra

2002 Hyundai Elantra

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2002 Hyundai Elantra Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

Prior to replacing the automatic transmission fluid (to improve shift quality), make sure that the transmission fluid level is correct. Also, make sure the computer that controls the transmission has the most up-to-date adaptive programming information. When servicing these transmissions be sure to use fluid approved by Hyundai.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

2002 Hyundai Elantra Recalls (Recent)

Brakes, January 22, 2004

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE BRAKE TUBES FOR THE REAR BRAKES CAN CONTACT THE STEERING GEARBOX MOUNTING BRACKETS.

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Brakes, October 13, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE REAR BRAKE TUBES PASS BEHIND THE FRONT SUSPENSION CROSSMEMBER. TWO STEERING GEARBOX MOUNTING BRACKETS ARE WELDED TO THE CROSSMEMBER. ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS), THE REAR BRAKE TUBES COULD CONTACT BOTH STEERING GEARBOX MOUNTING BRACKETS. ON VEHICLES THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH ABS, THE REAR BRAKE TUBES MAY CONTACT ONLY THE LEFT MOUNTING BRACKET. CONTACT BETWEEN THE REAR BRAKE TUBES AND THE STEERING BRACKETS COULD CAUSE WEAR AND CORROSION THAT COULD RESULT IN BRAKE FLUID LEAKAGE.

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Electrical & Lights, November 30, 2008

Summary: 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 (SRS) WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATION.

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Engine, October 5, 2004

Summary: 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 OCCUR.

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Engine, June 30, 2004

Summary: SOME PASSENGER VEHICLES CONTAIN A FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY VALVE THAT MAY NOT CLOSE PROPERLY. IF A VEHICLE WITH A FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY VALVE THAT IS NOT PROPERLY CLOSED WERE TO ROLL OVER, FUEL SPILLAGE MAY OCCUR.

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2002 Hyundai Elantra Questions and Answers

rockne711, 2002 Hyundai Elantra, East Lansing, MI

When replacing rotors do they have to replace both or are mechanics usually leaning towards doing both?

kalykat, 2002 Hyundai Elantra, DOHC, Salt Lake City, UT

Ok, here's the deal - my windshield wipers stop and then start again in a few minutes (not using the intermittent switch); sometimes my headlights turn on and other times not; my cd player pre...

gigelmaria, 2002 Hyundai Elantra, DOHC, Sacramento, CA

ok well i got a 2002 hyundai elantra and it wouldent start so i did a diagnostic test and gave me the code p0750 and p055. i looked it up and it said shift solenoid A and B. what do i do now???

gigelmaria, 2002 Hyundai Elantra, Sacramento, CA

my car wont start. i took a diagnostic test and gave me 2 codes they are p0750 and p0755. i looked them up on my device and said that they are the shift selinoids A.andB. could that be why my car w...

proteus371, 2002 Hyundai Elantra, DOHC, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Oil is flooding from behind the main pully, so i figure it must be the crank seal, how much should this cost, is this very hard to replace myself?

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2002 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

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 as my first when I was 16, which was four years ago. Mine is a manual transmission and I have had no problems with it (other than what I have done to it). I change the oil every 5k miles, and I've put on about 40k miles.

I have gotten up to 36 MPG with this car (long trip- highway miles) and as low as 24 MPG (town driving). I'd say the average is around 28-30. It is a great car and I would recommend it to anyone looking to get a reliable car with great gas mileage.

Purchased this car in 2002 and I now have 218,000 miles. Still runs well. I have replaced the battery and alternator and kept up with the scheduled maintenance. Great car.

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 work correctly at all. It needs a new TCM. {700.00} I can not find a rebuilt one.
Also the A/C compressor line started to leak. It is also a dealer item. that is another 190.00 dollars. I WILL NOT buy another Hyundai with an auto trans. I have a 1999 Accent with a standard trans and I like this car,but it does have a lot of road noise and it does dent very easily.

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, air conditioner belt and power steering belt replaced for the first time, at 158,000 miles. I have loved this car since day one!
Had purchased a 2007 Elantra, but about a year and a half later, had a really bad car accident with it and it was totaled. Great car as well, the stability control prevented the car from rolling over and my son and I walked out of the car, unscratched and not a bruise!
So, thank goodness for my trusty 2002 Elantra, driving it until I'm ready to buy another car! I've been eyeing the new Sonata, very sharp! But I won't trade in my Elantra, this car is with me to the end!!

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