2000 Hyundai Elantra GPS from North America
Lately a nuisance
I purchased this car new, and for the most part it has been fine, except for the normal repairs due.
There is problem that has come up too many times to even want to go into it, but it needs to be mentioned. The windows have fallen down on three of the doors. I have had the driver's side repaired twice, to have the window fall down again. Each time, during a really inconvenient time, like when it was raining. I have read other comments concerning the same issue with the windows, and there should have been acceptance of responsibility on the part of the manufacturer of these cars. Evidently it is not just a few cars that have this malfunction in the window assembly.
I have used tape since then, which looks bad and makes the car look horrible. The last time I used door stoppers in the groove of the windows, which keeps them up, yet also also does not look great. But looks better than tape. I think there should be a class action done.
I called the company also like others have, but they refuse to take responsibility for the problem. I have read that using a piece of wood inside the door, if you can manage to either get someone to take it off or do it yourself, may keep the window from falling. However, that means in an emergency you will not be able to get the window open. At any rate, I refuse to spend any more money on this issue. So I guess I will be propping up the windows and cannot open them, praying that nothing happens. That also means using my air conditioner more because of living in the south, where there will be more days of hot weather. I am a female, but respect the fact that males are having the same issues with these car windows. It is 2015 and it has been going on in my case since 2007 or so.
For the most part the car has not been too bad, except that some of the sensors go, and the engine light will come off and on randomly, which is annoying.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd March, 2015