Car Problem Reports
Hyundai Elantra Power windows stopped working.
Hyundai Elantra Problem
Average Mileage: 118,750 mi (100,000 mi - 150,000 mi)
My power windows won't work. Power locks function well but the buttons for my windows won't.
Visitor, 1996 Hyundai Elantra, 100,000 mi
Hyundai Elantra power windows goes down , but does not want to go up.
I fixed this problem by stipping the power switches and filling down the inner metal contracts. I put the switchs back together and got all my windows to work.
The Contacts get burnt , beacuse of the high current the window motor draws.
Visitor, 2001 Hyundai Elantra, 125,000 mi
I bought the car used and front pass. and rear drivers side would not work. at 130000 the rear pass. gave up the ghost, it will roll down by drivers door, but not up. Have not torn into doors yet, just reporting same problem.
One by one they went: left rear at 100k miles. Right rear at 110k miles. Right front at 118k miles. Finally, driver's window at 130k miles. From what I understand, there is a ceramic component that is part of the window pulley assembly that wears over time and breaks/shatters/crumbles into a few pieces. I heard that Hyundai wants about $250 to $300 per window to repair. I can see why, as it's almost impossible to get in the window well. Well, that's too much money for me (it almost surpasses the value of the car if I did all 4). I wedged the windows up with some PVC piping and some pressure treated wood. Seems to be working. I do miss the fresh air, though.