2003 Hyundai Elantra Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Hyundai Elantra
2003 Hyundai Elantra Problems
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.
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.
2003 Hyundai Elantra Questions
I was driving Friday night and on the way home my car started to steam, so I pulled over and opened the hood and coolant spewed everywhere, I put coolant in and there was a leak somewhere, but I needed to get home, so I put the coolant in, filled the reservoir, and drove home. It seemed to work, ...
driver side front wheel sounds "buzzy", especially on left hand turns on a curvy road.
When driving on wet roads (I've noted this seems to happen when roads are wet & I'm driving uphill), the car feels as if their is a moments pause in power. My tires have about 6,000 miles on them with regular rotation. I recently moved to Raleigh, which is much hillier than where I li...
2003 Hyundai Elantra Recalls
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.
2003 Hyundai Elantra Reviews
2003 Hyundai Elantra Hatch GT. Bought this brand new fully loaded. Wish they still made them. Always loved this car! I have always kept up on the maintenance required. I have 86,500 miles on it. Besides regular oil changes and tires I am now replacing my alternator and I will need a new clutch..so they say at the dealership. Rear brakes pads need to be replaced more often. Headlights seem t...
We bought our 2003 Elantra new, it has 198,000 plus miles and still drives and looks great ! other then normal oil changes and belt replacement and tires, we have only had to replace the battery and altenator. exhaust and suspention still like new, engine and transmission working great with no leaks. The body still has great fitting doors, hood , trunk and finish in great shape too. We did have...
i have 285000 on it, starting to have a little problem,brakelights are staying on.?????