2nd Dec 2008, 11:46
AND one more.. my 2000 Elantra is starting to fall apart. I've never really had any trouble with it until the last few months.. Granted, it is an 8 year old car, but STILL. Add me to this ridiculously long list of window sufferers, my drivers side went down and never came back up - of course on a snow day. Its ridiculous to get that door panel off, but I managed to do it, and the window is now propped up with a piece of wood.. classy eh??
8th Dec 2008, 01:37
I also have a 2000 Hyundai Elantra with a broken/taped driver side window. What really stinks is that I have to swipe a badge at the parking garage where I work upon entry and exit. Now I have to try and position myself in a position to open my door and reach around in order to swipe in. Frustrating and dangerous to my car door. Thanks for all the suggestions and information posted here in how to fix it for less. I will have to live with it the way it is for now, though... even "for less" is more than I can afford right now. Hyundai will never admit they have a problem. They will have to be "nudged" by a higher power... the government? Guess our complaints should go to the government also.
17th Dec 2008, 13:29
I also have a 2000 Hyundai Elantra. At this cold and rainy time, I have a rear door that will not lock automatically, a broken driver-side handle and a passenger window fallen into the door. All of this happened without warning on a single day. I have put money into this vehicle repeatedly (this is the fourth or fifth window, third time with doors... not to mention all the dashboard/gauge panel going out in mid-drive once). I am fed up and having trouble detaching front door to prop up window. Help!
1st Jan 2009, 00:30
Add me too. My drivers side window collapsed whilst driving and will not go up. A quote of $440 to fix doesn't make me happy. Three weeks later and the driver side switch has failed. 2nd hand switch cost me $150, and I still have a broken clip in drivers side window mechanism. Not happy.
8th Jan 2009, 15:22
Yo, welcome the club ladies and gentlemen, we have jackets.
This car was my first car, and it has given me a new distaste for mechanics.
My front passenger side window and my two rear have given up on me, and the only one that stays up on its own is the front driver side!
I got a quote of $800 dollars to fix my windows. These guys must think I'm idiot if I would pay that kind of money! Point in case, I'm going to fix it myself.
Action needs to be taken! This is unacceptable!
Add me to the list of complaints to Hyundai.
26th Jan 2009, 19:06
My daughter hates me because I will not fix the three windows that are broken on our 2000 Elantra. She hates driving to high school with duct tape all over the windows. My windows went down in 50,000-mile range. I tried to fix them up permanently with vice grips inside the doors but it did not last. I am going to watch the You tube videos of the previous post to learn how to tie them up. Mine are also the broken clips with the motor working fine. I have tried to get used parts to fix them with very little luck. EBay rarely has them and they want a ton to ship. I am giving my email to the person looking into getting together on this.
8th Feb 2009, 11:13
This is really depressing that Hyundai isn't even bothered into looking into manufacturing defects of their older models and go forward making promises (Hyundai Assurance) about the models it wants to sell. I bought a used Hyundai Elantra three months back. I was told that there is some issue with the rear windows, but never bothered to look into it. However, the wooden piece used to hold the windows came off and this made me take it to Tire Plus repair store, they gave me a quote of $350 per window. I was told that the window regulator has to be replaced. I didn't wanna spend $700 on this car. Please let me know if anyone has heard back from Hyundai regarding this issue, or if anyone knows what could be the next plan of action?
9th Feb 2009, 11:41
I have the same problem. 04 Elantra, driver's side window came off one of the two plastic clamp pieces. Now when I roll down the window it comes off and goes like diagonal (very embarrassing). I have tried using three different epoxies to glue the glass back to the clamp and none of them work.
MY piece of crap has been falling apart the past few years and I'm not happy with the car. Wish I could afford to get rid of it. SOMEONE FIND A WAY TO FIX THIS! I can't afford 3 or 4 hundred bucks to have some fat smelly guy at the delearship add some secret glue to the poor design Hyundai JUNK CARS use. Never buying another Hyundai.
23rd Mar 2009, 01:03
My 2000 Elantra has had the front passenger window and the two back windows regulators go, and the front drivers inside door handle break.
I have the windows tied inside the door to keep them up, and have to roll down the window on the drivers door to get out of the car.
The regulators broke between 2006 and 2007. The door handle broke in 2008.
Oh yes, and when I was working on the back brakes in 2008, the parking brake cable fell apart somewhere inside the center console.
I'll definitely not get another Hyundai ever again.
25th May 2009, 20:56
57.500 on a car that has been nearly trouble free. Now tonight the left rear window broke. My plan was to give this car to my daughter but no more. I will unload it asap.
27th May 2009, 08:11
Wait a minute. You are going to sell a car that has given you no problems simply because one window regulator failed?? Yeah, that's a good idea... why dont you put her in a Chyrsler Sebring or maybe a Lincoln LS. Then maybe you could complain.
10th Jun 2009, 22:29
I just replaced the first window regulator on the drivers side rear window. I went to Auto Zone and ordered the $200.00 part. When it came in it looked like the front unit. Auto Zone agreed and after investigating it determined the part numbers was wrong. I then went to ORileys Auto Parts and ordered the part for $150.00. When it came in it looked like the front unit again. This time the ORiley employee who had more experience call the Part manufacturer. The part was correct in that it had been redesigned. This replacement part has a life time warranty. It took me 15 minutes to disassemble the door and 20 minutes to replace it. A child could do it so there is no reason anyone else could not fix their own car. I hope Hyundai will do something soon but in the mean time there's hope. By the way, ORiley's told me that the local Hyundai dealer orders the window regulator from them instead of ordering it from Hyundai, GO FIGURE!
Ps. The company that makes the replacement part is called Door Man.