2nd Aug 2008, 13:16

I bought the car new in 2000. I have had to change the window 3 times on my own dime. It was also fixed twice under warranty. Hyundai cars have major window problems.

6th Aug 2008, 07:35

I had four windows repaired on my 2000 Elantra under warranty (about one per year). I went 3 years with no problems and last week I had two of the windows slide down into the door. This is a terrible design and I just met someone with a new vehicle that had the same problem.

6th Aug 2008, 21:38

Hello all. I have had both of the back windows stop working also. This is so annoying and expensive. Same problem. Little plastic piece. Also, now I have a ton of black sticky mess (from the window) on the seat, and it is not coming off.

Isn't there a lemon law?

I love the look of the car and how it handles. I hope they bring the wagon back. It would be great with more luxury and safety options. And working windows.

8th Aug 2008, 23:00

I've been listed here a couple of times. And I'm still going rounds with Hyundai about these windows. These windows are trash. The local dealer offered to give me the part... but the installation was more expensive than the part. I told them I was going to post things on YouTube about this, and since then, they won't even return my calls. (Says a lot... doesn't it)?

Anyway... I've decided to fix the problem myself. I filmed the whole thing, as I promised, and posted it on YouTube... kind of a "How To" video. Go to my old YouTube video by using the following link... and then you can click on my user name on YouTube... which is: TheLazyComic and that will show all of the videos I have posted. Then you can watch the two new videos that I've posted.

One video shows the removal of the window regulator... the other shows you how to install the new one... and which tools you'll need. I hope this video helps you all out... and to save a lot of money by doing it yourself.

The front window regulators run for around $75.00, give or take. The rear ones will run you about $110.00, give or take. A lot cheaper than Hyundai will charge you. Here's the link to my first YouTube video.


Good luck with the fix. You CAN do it yourself. It takes about an hour. If you want to email me on this, look for my email at the end of the videos.

8th Sep 2008, 19:21

Another driver with window problems. All 4 windows are broke. I had a mechanic fix one window but it just broke again in six months.

15th Sep 2008, 20:51

So my rear drivers side window fell down yesterday..yup. Motor still works... one cable that has a knob thingy is pulling nothing.. and from what I've read so far.. there's really no way to fix it without going totally stupid. Yup, this sucks. I don't understand where the "knob thingy" is supposed to go even! I can't get into the door (and when I try to, I get that black junk on me, which seems to come off with gasoline OK) I don't have a lot of money.. The car runs great.. but this.. I won't buy another one. Pretty sad : (I am figuring some plastic piece has broken. Which from what I've read doesn't have a single replacement part and you have to buy a whole piece. Is that the regulator that ppl are talking about? Lil gurl in distress here. Any tips/advice appreciated :)

19th Sep 2008, 05:49

WOW! Well yesterday I picked up my 2000 Elantra from the shop where the speedo cable snapped, got caught in the front driver side brake caliper, causing it to freeze shut and literally snap in half, shredding both driver side tires and finally caused the passenger side caliper to overheat and destroy the pistons in it.

After $800 in tires, calipers, rotors & hoses I drive the money pit home. While driving the 10 miles home, both passenger side window fall in sequence. First the front falls, hits hard and the back window drops right after.

Be aware that windows are NOT the only problem Hyundai's have. They are notoriously bad on transmission, heating elements & ANY mechanical cables in the car.


I hit a deer 1 year ago on the front drivers side fender, and the rear passenger stationary window literally blew out of the car.


3rd Oct 2008, 10:06

So I have fixed one window and currently have 3 broken windows, all from the past year, on my 200 Hyundai Elantra, this is crazy! I had the same problem with the plastic pieces broken, is there any cheap solution to this problem?

11th Oct 2008, 19:50

One more entry to record that the failing power window issue is endemic and Hyundai needs to address this. Both my rear windows have failed. I have 60,000 on a 9 year old Elantra, the most regular passengers in the rear seats being dogs. Mostly I have it on lock so that folk can't accidentally lower the windows. However, foolishly, both times a (human) passenger has begged for air, I have unlocked and, both times, rear windows have dropped, never to rise again. I am also at the tape stage, being reluctant to spend more than $200 just to buy the regulator. If any attorney out there is thinking class action, count me in.

16th Oct 2008, 12:41

I'm 17 and I was just recently bought a 2000 Hyundai Elantra. This used car seems to be mechanically sound. So far, my only complaint is the left rear window is stuck shut. Although a few days ago I went out to see that the window had slid down on it's own. I manually forced it back up and there it stays, for now.

Also, the automatic lock will LOCK all the doors. But in the same door that I have the window problem, it will not UNLOCK the door. This one I manually have to do.

It's not the biggest of problems but I'm terrified to come out and see my window gone (slid down into the door) while it is parked on the college campus. It's very unsafe that my items will be left for anyone to grab!

Can anyone please help?

7th Nov 2008, 22:11

Hello brothers and sisters in Hyundai distress. My wife has a 1999 Elantra wagon. We lost the 4th window yesterday. Yup. Of course, the car has 40000 miles on it. HYUNDAI, ARE YOU READING?? I would write Hyundai, but I don't know how to curse in Korean. I am (babydoll727@juno.com) Please write me when someone files a class action suit.

Oh, did I mention that the first window broke 3 days BEFORE the warranty expired. I was on vacation, so I had a guy at a Hyundai dealer tape it up for me 'til I could get home. I brought the work ticket with me to get the repair done. That went well. All I needed was the warranty and $269.00. What was that warranty for again?

I have a 1987 Chevy Blazer with 288000 miles on it, and a 1992 Chevy Suburban with 262000 miles on it. Both of these American made vehicles have had oil changes, tires, and stuff like that. Something to think about, huh?