3rd Gen (2001 – 2006) Hyundai Elantra Problems

The 3rd generation of the Elantra has a cumulative PainRank™ of 6.48. That can be compared against other Hyundai generations. Shopping for a Hyundai? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.

Owners of the 2001–2006 Elantra model years have sent in 101 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (18%) followed by the fuel system (18%) and the transmission (8%).

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 2006 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2006 35
13.49
2005 10
4.32
2004 13
1.96
2003 10
4.09
2002 15
6.97
2001 18
8.03

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