23rd Feb 2007, 17:01
I have a 2000 Elantra and am having problems with my passenger side rear window also! Just driving along and all of the sudden feel air draft and see the window all the way down. Guess I'll have to take it apart and see if I can get it to stay up. I never really use that window anyways, but I'm afraid the driver's side is going to go out now.
9th Mar 2007, 12:26
Does anyone have a link to a good site detailing how to take the doors apart and inspect/replace the motor's?
1 rear window and the drivers side have quit working on my 99 Elantra.
28th Mar 2007, 09:46
Just 'piling on.' Our 2000 Elantra Wagon just had its second rear window fail, causing a combined $1000 repair which we're mulling. Even more frustrating, the mechanics say there's no way to fix them up.. We don't even care if they work or not, we just don't like the interior getting wet... Both rear regulatros dead, and we're now deathly afraid of the front ones going. The fact that all of these are 2000 shows a clear defect in manufacture, and our first one failed right out of warranty.
29th Mar 2007, 13:20
Argh... the driver side front window on my 2000 Elantra went about a year ago, and just this week the rear passenger side window went. Last year, I only had to get the regulator fixed on the front window, cost me around 180 bucks, but apparently in the rear windows the regulator and motor are all one unit so they have to replace both... $400. just great.
To make matters worse, the last time I went to the dealer to get it fixed, all my CDs were missing from the back seat when I got the car back. Never go to Millenium Hyundai in Durham, N.C. I will certainly never buy another Hyundai.
17th Apr 2007, 18:43
Just tonight, my 2000 Elantra front passenger window suddenly won't roll up. I rolled it down to hand a postal worker my IRS extension request and it wouldn't roll back up. My land line phone and new cell phones are dead so I can't call friends about this. Strangely, my DSL connection works. I only have approx. 45,500 miles on the car. The muffler has a problem, but after reading these complaints, I'm more worried about the window expense and other windows failing soon. I'm also worried about car theft. This really sucks. Do later Elantras have this problem?
21st Apr 2007, 12:47
Add me to the list! 2000 Elantra wagon with a rear window that doesn't work, although the motor still runs. I took it apart, and sure enough, the cables are hanging loose.
8th Jun 2007, 22:58
I too have a 2000 Elantra and have had 3 of the four windows fall into the door. I have used the packing tape method aswell. Other than the windows I have been very pleased with this car. It has 136000 miles on it and I would not hesitate to drive it across country. Anyway the windows suck.
17th Jun 2007, 18:08
My 2000 elantra wagon has two rear windows which just decided to fall down one day. It seems a common problem. I have taped them and pray that my front windows continue to function. Did you say class action anyone?
25th Jun 2007, 11:15
Add me to the list people.
Driving home one night one window suddenly doesn't work.
I can hear the motor still working when I hit the switch, but whatever holds the window has obviously broken off.
25th Jun 2007, 13:08
Well, this sounds pretty much epidemic. I too have just had a 2000 Elantra sedan's driver's side window fail to roll back up again. Like others, it sounds like the motor is trying to move the window, but nothing ever happens.
25th Jun 2007, 18:24
I have a 2000 elantra. First the timing belt broke and bent the valves at 50,000 miles. I replaced the engine at a cost of 1200.The replacement engine was used with 40,000 miles. I have not fixed the driver side and the back seat passenger side windows yet. They quit working at about the same time... at 40,000.Right after the warranty expired. No more new Hyundais for me.
28th Jun 2007, 11:00
Great Car --- poorly engineered windows! Bought my daughter a 2000 elantra last year with 42,000 miles on it, that came with a "Carfax" report from dealer. There was no mention of any such window problems. Last night, she had the driver's side window fall down while on the road and had to drive the final
250 miles of her trip home (in the rain), with it down. Luckily, at a truck stop in Virginia, a kind trucker helped her fashion a cover to close the opening with a pizza box!!!
Come on Hyundai exec's, fix the problem? Bet your kids don't have to travel home with a "Papa John's" box protecting your family from the elements! Think I'll just buy a used door from a salvage yard, probably cheaper?
28th Jun 2007, 21:09
By all means go to your local junk yard for your window repairs/parts. I had 2 windows fixed for 150.00... Believe it or not, that is really cheap. Check for yourself. I got a used engine with 40,000 miles, plus they installed it for a total of 1200.00. Add a new radiator and my window repairs, and my total was 1500.00. My car is a 2000 Elantra. Timing belt broke at about 50,000 miles and ruined the engine; thus the new one. Went ahead and had the windows fixed too. Junk yard also gave a 90 day warranty on the engine.
3rd Jul 2007, 09:32
Why doesn't anyone fix the window themselves instead of paying a couple hundred dollars? Go to a junk yard. Ask for a window motor/regulator that will fit an 00 Elantra. They'll locate one for you, and test it to make sure it works. Buy it. Fix the problem yourself. Cost me $40 and took a half hour to do - all you need is a screwdriver and someone to help hold up the window when you reassemble the door. The Haynes repair manual ($13) walks you through the entire process. It's so much easier (and cheaper) to fix things yourself.
5th Jul 2007, 10:28
The rear driver side window on our 2000 Elantra just failed too. Same story as all the comments above...
10th Jul 2007, 18:23
To the July 3 post. Sure you can go to all the trouble and fix it yourself. That is not the point. The point is the windows are crap!
22nd Jul 2007, 12:01
I just had the same problem with my 2000 Hyundai Elantra. My passenger side window broke about a month ago and last week I was driving and heard a "pop" noise just to see my passenger rear window go down. Seems to be a problem in the wiring since the motor still functions and the window will go down just not up. I live in Florida too so rust is also an issue with these cars had two of my door stops rust and break off as well. At least the car hasn't had any engine problems, yet.
23rd Aug 2007, 13:02
Same thing happened to me with my rear passenger side window. I didn't use it all that often, but one day it wouldn't roll up without someone helping it up and then it fell down all-together. I tried to fix it, but the motor that should've worked with it didn't. Instead we tied the cables tightly, so the window will at least stay up without tape (that seems too dangerous). It's way too much to have a professional fix it and I don't use that window, so for now the solution will be fine. I just really hope none of my other windows have a problem.