2008 Hyundai ELANTRA Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2008 Hyundai ELANTRA Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1382038
 Internal NHTSA #10993003
 ManufacurerHyundai Motor America
 BrandHYUNDAI
 ModelELANTRA
 Model Year2008
 File date28/05/17
 ComponentENGINE
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemDrove car to grocery store 6 mile round trip parked car in garage at 10:15 am. I performed yard work in front of and was in and out of garage for 4 hours. At no time was there a hint of smoke or burning. Then cut grass for 2 hours. At about 4 pm smoke was billowing out of the garage. I observed flames and smoke coming from around the front hood. Unable to lift hood to reach fire source with extinguishers or get car into neutral to push out of garage. I was driven by smoke and flame out of garage. Both the 2008 hyundai and another vehicle in the two car garage burned completely. All contents in garage destroyed extensive smoke damage throughout house. Fire forensic investigator thinks it was caused by the battery but there was too much damage to make much of an informed comment as to precise reason car caught fire. Reason for fire is unknown. Advanced auto battery purchased october 17, 2014. Part # 121r1. #420 d2lnm1c1q21b5j. Repair of rear main seal in july 2016 by cochran of monroeville hyundai service department. Fog lights mini lamps a total of twenty, 20, lights (fog, break, headlights, license plate) front right and left, rear right and left were replaced. Rear left lamp and bulb housing replaced june 28, 2016 at a cost of $236 by dealer.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure161000
Number of Occurences0
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateEXPORT, PA
VIN pattern KMHDU46D38UXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?Y
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase16/09/19
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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Transmission type
 Vehicle speed0
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
 Dealer's telephone number
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 Dealer's ZIP code
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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