2nd Gen (1997 – 2000) Hyundai Elantra Problems

The 2nd generation of the Elantra has a cumulative PainRank™ of 1.3. That can be compared against other Hyundai generations. Shopping for a Hyundai? This generation is generally a good bet.

Owners of the 1997–2000 Elantra model years have sent in 23 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the windows (26%) followed by the electrical (17%) and the fuel system (13%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Hyundai model years.

Watch out for the 2000 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2000 11
2.22
1999 5
1.1
1998 3
0.68
1997 4
1.18

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