2002 Hyundai Trajet GSi from UK and Ireland - Comments

28th Jul 2008, 07:38

I bought my Hyundai Trajet 2.0GLS 13 months ago and I have regret it!!!

First problem: Too much gas consumption: the lowest I could have was 9.6lit/100km at speeds around 110 I highway! Usual consumption:13-15 lit/100km!!!

Second problem: The common whistling noise that starts at 100km/h and increases as I try to go faster. The funny thing is that in my Trajet, that has the steering wheel on the left the noise comes from the right side! The noise is worst if the day is hot! Has anybody found a solution?

At 8.000km I had almost no brakes! It had to be repaired under warranty.

At 9.000km the seating belt light went off!

At 11.000km, a week ago: Six persons on the car, four of them children, total weight almost 400 kilos, I had to stop for another car to pass, the road was on an upward run and I couldn't start it!!! No power at lows and when I pressed the gas the clutch disc started to smell!

The car is just junk, don't even touch it!

I'll never buy a Hyundai again.

5th Nov 2008, 11:33

We have a Hyundai Trajet diesel 2.0. It has been great, but two days ago the CD player kept going on and off, then the windows went up slow, a red light came on which is apparently fuel warning light (light looks like a double handed saucepan!!) then the car just wouldn't start.. Took it to Hyundai who have said it needs a new alternator. Has anyone had the same problem? Trying to charge us 700 pounds for the privilege!!

8th Dec 2008, 17:45

I have a 2.0 diesel Trajet (55 plate) which replaced my VW Sharan. It is every bit as good as the VW, but cost £1000's less.

I do have the often talked about seatbelt prob which is a real pain, and I also hate that the heater settings change when I restart, I want it to come on with settings I left it at. But on the whole it's been very good for a car £1000's less than its competition.

21st Jan 2009, 13:55

I have 03 diesel Trajet. Just recently it has started to stop while I am driving it, almost like a stall. The trouble is, you just don't know when it will do it. Everything just cuts out; very dangerous on busy roads. Have to turn the ignition off for few minutes before you can start it again. Up until now I was pleased with it, even though things don't always work like the windows.

31st Jan 2009, 06:31

I have owned a Hyundai Trajet GSI TD 2L for the last 5 years and it has been great, but recently during the cold weather it wouldn't start easy. I have to keep trying many times and sometimes the battery gives up. I sometimes use Easystart spray, so far I changed all the 4 glow plugs and the relay, had it serviced but my mechanic reckons I should take it to a Hyundai dealer, but I know they will charge a lot of money just to look at it, let alone fix it.

It's fine on a nice warm day, is there anybody out there who has experienced the same problem and can come up with a suggestion?

Thanks.

9th May 2009, 01:31

Hi, I've got a 2 litre petrol GSi Trajet. Love the car, but it keeps cutting out at quarter temp. I really need help, any ideas?

20th May 2009, 18:16

Hi all, I have owned my Trajet from new since 2000, and fingers crossed had no problems with it.

I used to work for Hyundai as a mechanic and have looked after my car like we all have, very well by the sounds of it. I did have a problem like one of our owners, and would like to give some advice. With the owner with running problem who has had loads replaced, i-e fuel pump, ECU's and much more with no faults on the computer. If your car has a slight hesitation or is not quite running right, under the bonnet at the back in the middle there is the throttle body and connected to it is a block connector, locate this and run your car until it is warm, leave it running and unplug this block connector. Leave it off for around 20 seconds and during this time the engine will run OK and then give a slight hesitation. After 20 seconds plug the block back in and leave again for a few minutes then repeat process and you should find it helps. Worked for me on coupe and other models. This will not put a fault on the system and simply resets the throttle body, which is not detectable on any computer I have used. Hope this help and have a go. It cost nothing and may save you money at the dealership.

4th Jun 2009, 23:29

I have 2004 auto model and have had trouble with seatbelts not retracting. Dealer keeps saying dirt and make-up build up, but this has happens since new.

8th Sep 2009, 05:13

Hi, I have a 2002 diesel and was happy with it till the ABS played up. Have since been told that it is the ABS ring, and it is a VERY COMMON FAULT AND THEY HAVE REPLACED LOADS OF THEM. They only cost £20 with about an hours labour, so about £100, but as I have only done 32,000 miles, why should I have to pay for it, I don't know.

Mine has been recalled for a handbrake fault that was replaced - have you all put yours in for that?

Now gears crunch between 1st and 2nd - only does it for first start up, and then about 3 times more, then OK - anyone else have this problem?

Top Gear does slag off Korean cars - beginning to think they are right.

Also have a Toyota, which I have had since new (1996), done over 100,000k and is still going strong. Pity I can't say the same about the Trajet.

12th Dec 2009, 06:54

Over three years my Hyundai Trajet has cost me over £5,000 in servicing and repairs. As much as I love the car, I am now having to get it up to a decent standard in preparation for selling it. As a previous contributor remarked, be very careful, even using non Hyundai oil will invalidate your warranty.

Main dealers seem to be the only ones who can repair your Hyundai because they won't release certain parts to anyone else. My garage tells me their firms nearest main dealer for Hyundai is 150 miles away! Never again, never Hyundai.

31st Dec 2009, 12:51

Wow thanks for all your comments. My wife was looking for a cheap 7 seater diesel on Autotrader and wanted to purchase one of these. I run a Passat myself, the VWs are a fortune to buy, but they are great. Thanks everyone, Happy New Year, I won't be joining you in the Hyundai owner's club.

23rd Jan 2010, 08:16

In 2006, I bought a used 2003 gas engine Trajet, approx. 23,000km. I loved the car and still do. Space and versatility in terms of removing seats, carrying loads etc. is incomparable. However there's a major problem.

Parts need to be replaced frequently. In 3.5 yrs have spent approx. $10,000.

Had to replace plastic radiator in 1st year.

Engine light comes on and now stays on, and no one can find the cause.

Whistling noise.

WORST: Car has been down in service shop now since late Dec (a month). Problem cannot be identified. Car started giving problems to start, then completely refuses to start. Crank shaft sensor has been changed ($825) along with several other parts. Shop has almost given up, which is why I went surfing for anyone with similar problems. Haven't seen a definitive answer though.

Loved my car, but will never buy another Hyundai brand. Will seek to sell when I get the problem resolved.