2003 Hyundai Elantra Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Hyundai Elantra

2003 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.

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.

Confirm Latest Software For Transmission Control Module and Correct Fuild For Proper Shift Quailty

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.

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2003 Hyundai Elantra Questions

why is my front defroster not working? (1 answer)

The rear defroster works,but cannot see to drive.

I have got a question about my 2003 hyundai elantra (2 answers)

I have a question about my 2003 hyundai elantra it has been miss firing for a couple months now and I changed the spark plugs on it and it still doing it and and about two months ago my daughter left the dome light on and it burn the battery down then was a short in it and that is fixs in it but...

What are the chances if I replace the speed sensors my car will move past 20mph? (2 answers)

The car has bucked now for a few months. Diagnostics P0734 and P0733 indicate 2 gears are locked. Obviously I do not want to replace a trannie on a 2003

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2003 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 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 ...
Recall 04V178000
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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2003 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

i got my brake lights out, now have 337,000 on it, still going like energizer bunny.
i have 285000 on it, starting to have a little problem,brakelights are staying on.?????
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...

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