26th Feb 2010, 14:26

Bought a 2002 Trajet 2yrs ago. Since then have paid for new shocks, brake pads, alternator, starter, hand brake cable, motor for rear windscreen wiper, battery heater to be fixed, right hand ball joint, and today at NCT, told left hand ball joint worn out and ABS handbrake only working at 45%. Sick of it now.

1st Mar 2010, 16:17

I have a 2004 2.0 diesel, loads of problems; gearbox replaced, seatbelts won't retract, front drivers door won't lock, drivers window gets stuck, loads of black smoke when starting up, excessive wearing of front tyres.

Sick of looking at it. Does anyone want it??? Stuck with it due to recession. Hope someone steals it!!!

1st Jun 2010, 02:15

I have a Hyundai Trajet 2.0 GSI diesel. Now experiencing problems with 1st and 2nd gear. This is a 2001 model and has been excellent so far. Any info on the cause and remedy would be great.

4th Sep 2010, 23:05

Do not ever buy a Trajet. I did (SILLY ME). Hyundai customer service is useless, and my local dealer said nothing was wrong with my gearbox. The dealer has now gone bust, and the car is now out of warranty, so no come back on them, and Hyundai say give us £2,500 pounds and we will fix it.

As for Hyundai, AKA Biggle and Bodget, I would rather walk over broken glass than buy a Hyundai again.

24th Feb 2011, 11:34

Hi, we have recently bought a Trajet 2.0 litre petrol 2002 model.

We recently had a new cam belt fitted. Apart from that it's a very good runner.

We put a full tank of fuel in and did 20 minutes of driving and car has cut out to not start again. We have done the various checks, could someone tell me where the ECU are on these engines?

Please help with any ideas as to what the problem could be.

1st Apr 2011, 11:28

Could you please yell me how many spark plugs does a Hyundai Trajet 2.0 GSi have?

10th Apr 2011, 14:38

There are 4 plugs on the 01 Trajet mate.

22nd May 2011, 11:03


I have the same cutting out problem under load, 2.0 L CRDI. Have replaced the common rail fuel pump, the low pressure pump, the injectors and pressure switch; the cutting out remains.

Did you ever find out what was wrong with your Trajet, please, I'm getting desperate.


30th May 2011, 15:32

Hi, I bought a Trajet 2001, and had it for the last 6 years. It recently broke down, and was taken to a garage I use regularly, and that was the last I saw of it, thank god.

I must admit I did like it at first, and had very few problems other being recalled twice for HYUNDAI faults. The last 3 years I have had almost every problem mentioned here, but the best one was the last one. I was told by the AA that the gear box cable had snapped, and to replace it. When in the garage, I was told it was a standard fault on Trajet gearboxes, and I would need to replace whole box, £900.00, which is about the value of the car. After paying for a cable £80.00, it cost a further £100.00 for the labour removing the gearbox in the first place, and I ended up with no car, as it was not worth the money being spent on it.

It has now gone to the scrapyard in the sky. Thank you HYUNDAI, for nowt but a big headache and very little money.


31st May 2011, 16:30

Don't buy a Trajet.

I have a 2001 Diesel. Have replaced gearbox (€1,500). Seatbelts don't retract, any number of headlight bulbs, new front tyres due to uneven wear, ball joints, CV joint, shocks, washer motor, headlights cutting out, unable to get childlock off, poor fuel economy and on and on.

29th Feb 2012, 10:30

Hi, I've got the same problem, as my Trajet 2003 does the same. I don't know why it cuts all power when driving.

I bought this vehicle, because it was cheap, but now I've changed so many parts on this vehicle, I'm getting fed up with it.

Don't buy a Hyundai Trajet :( It costs money and is a problem!!!

26th Jul 2012, 18:46

Have you put right diesel in it? I accidentally put green diesel in mine, and it started to cut out. Put some petrol in it, and it helped. Now I'm careful to put proper diesel in, and have had no bother since.

23rd Sep 2012, 08:16

I have a "56" Trajet diesel. The Hyundai warranty ran out a year ago, but when I bought the car, I took out an extended warranty with the garage I bought it from for an extra 3 years.

The top strut bearings have now been replaced, and the garage (a Hyundai dealership) say that the failure is due to normal wear and tear, and is not covered by their warranty. The bearings were replaced at about 15,000 miles by Hyundai, and the car has now done 47,000 miles. I have driven cars for over 40 years, with some doing more than 250,000 miles, and have never had such a component replaced on any other brand. Is this normal wear and tear, or am I being fobbed off?

30th Apr 2015, 10:30

Hi to all Trajet owners. I too own a Trajet. One of my most dangerous things for me was the N/S front bottom ball broke. Thank god it did not happen at speed. I feel this could do with a safety arm built in to catch the lower arm.

30th May 2015, 15:03

The suspension top mounts are fragile! Our 2004 Trajet has had them replaced 6 times. One lasted only two months. You will get a knocking noise, especially when reversing or going over pot holes. Get it replaced immediately as it is an MOT failure that you will not be allowed to drive away with. **Dangerous**