6th Feb 2008, 18:27

Wow... I was very shocked to see all of these comments with the same issues!!! I too, have a 2000 Hyundai Elantra and my driver side window is broken. I am very grateful that my other windows are still functioning, but while I was taking out my window motor and testing it, the passenger window acted up. It wouldn't go back up for a while, but somehow it eventually did. I noticed, before I disassembled the door and took out the motor, that my window would only function correctly when it was cold. If its hot outside, it doesn't work at all. So far, Auto Zone can order this particular product for $70 with a core exchange. I hope this bit of info helps...

6th Feb 2008, 19:39

It pains me to hear of your window problems. My 1990 Accord has 330,000 Km on it. Everything works. All windows and the sunroof work like day-one. Power mirrors also. In fact all of the lightbulbs are original except for one headlight.

2nd Mar 2008, 13:50

All four windows have broken on my Elantra; two fixed at the dealer, and two are just held up and won't work now ;) Thanks Hyundai... you suck.

15th Mar 2008, 16:03

2000 Elantra same window problem, I just spent much time taking the rear panel off to investigate, this is the second time this has happened--- It sucks, what if someone gets killed one day because they can't get out of their windows (all taped up) what a joke -- well its no joke, sounds like a law suit here!

2nd Apr 2008, 12:35

WOW!!! Just go ahead and add me to this growing list. Nice job Hyundai.

8th Apr 2008, 22:46

Wow, I'm amazed at all the window problems this car has, as I own one too.

Now I getting freaked out.. I too have had my drivers side window break, so far the others are working, (knock on wood)...

This car also has electrical wiring problems. It will sometimes stall at low speeds or at stops. I just found out looking through this site, that it is a problem with the MAF sensor wiring...

It does handle and drive well, if you can get used to the noisy hum that comes from the rear... But I will never buy another one!

23rd Apr 2008, 01:25

I first posted here Jan 7, 2007. At that time my back 2 windows were broken and held up with heavy duty ties. My front passenger window was broken and getting fixed at the dealer. Since then the driver side has gone out too, and that's the worst! It roughly costs me about $300 a window to fix these, so I just tied up the driver window too. (If you are keeping count, I have only one working window now.. front right) I hope to be rid of this car by this weekend.

3rd Jun 2008, 07:35

Oh Joy, I see I am not alone... Bugger!

3rd Jun 2008, 20:37

Like many others all 4 windows in about 2 months. I thought I was the only one to wire mine shut. Does anyone have a website or a link to get parts. I am interested in fixing (or trying) this problems on my own.

4th Jul 2008, 14:11

I posted a window regulator break on my 1999 Elantra last year. It was last August to be exact. That was window regulator #8 on this car. It was out of warranty and cost me over $400.00 to have replaced. Well today, (July 4th, 2008), window regulator #9 just went out. I bought this car new in 1999. This averages to 1 window regulator per year. All of my power windows have had regulator issues. The back door windows have only been put down 25 - 50 times?? This is just totally unacceptable. When I called Hyundai the last time, they had a "I could care less" attitude about the whole thing... and told me there was no problem with these windows. Well, daaaah?? Here I am again. And come Monday... I'll be on the phone with Hyundai again.

8th Jul 2008, 19:40

I have a 1999 Elantra wagon. My driver side electric window malfunctioned while driving on the freeway! For some reason, it is completely down and I can't get it back up. When I push on the switch, I hear noise as if it's trying to work. Is this similar to anybody else's problem? I want to fix it, yet don't want to be taken advantage of at the dealer (more than I already will be). Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

11th Jul 2008, 18:08

Add me to the list; both passenger windows are now broken. Just waiting for the others to break now. I hope my air conditioner keeps working.

19th Jul 2008, 00:13

Today... I was informed by Hyundai... AGAIN... that they have no windows issues. The won't admit to a thing, were rude, and once again, hung me out to dry. After 9 window regulators have failed??

I informed them that I was going to post a rant on YouTube about this... and they just simply said... well, you do have freedom of speech (nice answer Hyundai). If you want to see my video rant about this, here is the link.


I actually show you the inside of the door, what breaks, and what I did to temporarily fix this. I'm going to order the part somewhere other than Hyundai... and try and fix it myself. When I get the part, I'll film the installation, post it on YouTube, and show you all how you can do this too, and save hundreds of dollars. And above all... not give any more cash to Hyundai.

21st Jul 2008, 19:15

I have the same problem with my front L window. You can check with this website to fix it shut.


I have not tried it yet, but it may be helpful, and look better than duck tape...

23rd Jul 2008, 12:52

Rear right passenger window went in March. I opened rigged it up with a stick. Front Passenger window went this morning during a rain storm. Right now the passenger seat is nice and squishy. Gonna prop that one up when it stops raining. It's not easy being me.

29th Jul 2008, 05:38

I have a 2000 Elantra both front windows went out and were fixed under warranty. last summer (2007) one of the rear windows broke, I took it apart and found that a plastic clip which holds the cable that lifts the window broke. I used Gorilla glue which seem to have fixed it, but I don't use that window in fear that it might break, in fact I try not to use any of the windows. God how sad and I was even looking at the Sonata, oh well anyone know were I can find a good Ford Pinto.

29th Jul 2008, 17:18

Great. My Hyundai 2000's passenger window just dropped. I've owned it for over a year and it was owned by one person before me. I was searching for a quick fix only to find out that it's expensive to repair and obviously HYUNDAI's FAULT! Why can't they fix this!!! I'm just a poor teen with a minimum wage job how can I afford these repairs?!

The car's been pretty solid otherwise. I did have to pay ~250 bucks to replace wiring however : (

30th Jul 2008, 12:53

My driver side window went out this morning. While I'm thankful that I've had no major issues with my 2000 Elantra up to now, I'm now very concerned after reading all of the comments on this forum. The dealership quoted me $280 to replace the window regulator. We're now looking into buying the part elsewhere and having it replaced by a mechanic. But now I'm worried that the rest of the windows will fail in the near future - who has the money to keep replacing the same parts? Hyundai really needs to take a look at this - do they even log customer complaints so problems can be tracked? Obviously this is not an uncommon issue.