4th Jul 2003, 01:21

I am submitting this from Perth, Australia where I have owned and driven a XG since April 2000. Have now travelled 91,000 kms and is still the best car I have driven.

12th Aug 2003, 06:15

I just purchased a 2001 XG300 with 37K. What a car for the money! A small issue... the steering wheel shakes after 40mph. I am going to have the tires rotated and balanced today, but was wondering if anybody else had this problem?

25th Aug 2003, 11:21

Hi David here from Winnipeg, Canada.

I had to replace two of my tires at 56K. The belts were shot. The car came with V rated tires (for high speed) however the treadline is only good for 60K. I put tigerpaws on it and it is fine.

7th Dec 2003, 21:58

I just bought a 2001 xg300 3 months ago. In reading these threads though, I am noticing common similarities.

My CEL just started coming on with no apparent solution from the dealer.

I too leak air from tires with no leaks.

AM reception is lousy (who listens to AM anyways)

My on board computer is kinda flaky (reporting low fuel, when tank is not empty).


Sudden jump in acceleration from a stop and almost stalls when not properly warmed up in the morning.

Seems like a lot, but even with all these...can't beat the car. Looks great, handles wonderfully, and I would recommend one anyday... just get a used one like me, as depreciation is a killer, the price I paid is proof of that.

9th Dec 2003, 18:29

My wife owns a 2002 Hyundai XG350L and has a problem with the heating and air conditioning system. The HVAC system does not respond to the temps. requested. Cold air blows when the heat is on. The dealer alleges he can't duplicate the problem. This is the same answer he gave repeatedly when the AM radio didn't work, only to later find a frayed antenna wire. It took 4 visits to repair that problem. Hyundai's only response was "Is it fixed now?" Beware.

24th Dec 2003, 07:09

Don from New York City.

I purchased an XG 300 new in February of 2001. Now have almost 70,000 miles on it. Positives: comfort and mileage. With mostly highway driving have averaged 23-24 mpg. Generally pleased with performance, but now somewhat concerned with longevity. Purchased car recognizing risk of new model (in U.S. anyhow)

At 40,000 miles main engine computer unit failed and needed replacement. Done by dealer requiring one week at shop.

Now radio apparently failing. Radio mysteriously spasmodically goes on while in the off position.

While turned on radio mysteriously shifts/rotates quickly between fm1, fm2 and am.

Climate control appears to not respond to temperature settings. Blows cold air even at high temp settings.

21st Jan 2004, 07:50

I have a XG300 purchased in December 2000. I have 95,000 miles mostly highway mile. The check engine light came on. I brought it to the dealer and I had to replace the acelerator sensor. I did not have the car more than 2 hours from the dealer and CEL was on again. I brought back to the dealer only to find out it was now the EGR Valve. Has anyone else had problems with this. Thanks Joyce.

5th Mar 2004, 07:21

Just bought a used 2001 XG300L and the only complaint I have is that the AM radio reception is just horrible. Anybody know of any fixes for this problem. FM is fine.

20th May 2004, 20:03

I was the first one in Arizona (US) to have an XG 300. I have plenty of miles on it so I can give you a heads up on the problems that I have encountered. I have about 85K miles on my car.

Do not get this car.

There is no such thing as cheap parts for this car. You have to go through the dealership for all your parts. Pep boys, Just Brakes, Auto Zone, no body has it.

The major thing is that my car didn't shift automatically for a long time. When it hit 3000 rpm the car didn't shift and it didn't let me go past that.

My front left head light is out, I have to hit it in order for it to work. Even my friend's '85 car has no problems with the headlights.

My car shakes. The dealer said it's because I need to get the engine mount replaced (a good $350). Oh the funny thing is that he conveniently forgot to mention this when my car was in warranty... when I was picking up the car the mechanic stopped my repair/salesman and pointed to the mount. Next time I brought it in, he said oh I remember that your car's shaking because it needs a new mount, it'll cost $350 and your warranty doesn't cover it because you're over the miles. He didn't even look at the car before he came to the conclusion, don't trust them.

I have been locked in my car before because the front door wouldn't open, it got jammed.

Engine and airbag light keeps coming on and off, and when I take it to the dealer, "it's nothing".

AM no reception at all. Some say it's poor, mine is NONE.

I don't even trust the miles to empty counter anymore because it's never right (it says empty all the time).

It's a heavy car and I had to replace my tires twice and my brakes twice, that's a lot of money.

Crappy on gas.

The automatic windows don't work, they squeal and go up like it's going to die.

The chairs go up and down slowly...

No back light.

Small car, there's isn't any leg room in the back.

My radio turns on by itself. It switches to CD by itself.

There's a dumb squeak coming from the wheels when I slow down and speed up, dealer has no idea what it is.

My weather strips are worn down... so it sounds like air is coming in.

4th Jun 2004, 00:25


I am a VA certified, 100% total and permanent disabled veteran of combat in the Korean War 1951-52, and I bought a new 2001 Hyundai XG-300 in Feb of 2001, that I thought I could depend on. I traded my good Honda Accord in for it.

As I must have a dependable car due to my disability, the XG-300 has proven to be a piece of "JUNK".

First thing was two blowouts and nine flats in the first 12 months I had the car on the so called top grade Michelin tires (french company) that came on it. The first blowout was at midnight on a dark, deserted highway by my lonesome, and I couldn't change the tire because of my disability, and the jack handle lug wrench had not been put in trunk by Hyundai before delivery, and American jack handles won't work., So if I hadn't had my trusty cell phone, I was exposed to a dangerous damn situation out in the boondocks. I had to call a wrecker to come get my car. Michelin tire company absolutely refused any adjustment on the tires, even though the Firestone dealer classed them as defective rubber. They just implied for me to go to hell; I have their e-mail.

The display on the AC/H has failed, damn check engine light has been lit up for over two months plus other defects (fuel control valve has failed, rear shock mounts failed), and Hyundai won't even answer my email about anything to help me.

Thus a foreign corporation is taking advantage of an American citizen and a Korean war veteran that fought for Korea in the 50's. I got so angry at this act of fraud and misconduct, lemon car concern, violation of ethics by Hyundai and Michelin, that I filed formal complaint this month with the U.S. Department of Justice, Inspector General at the VA, my U.S. senators, congressmen, and others, so maybe one of these branches can put Hyundai where they belong, back to Korea, or a cause to wake up to America's standards.

I have learned my lesson the hard way, so no more french Michelin tires or Korean Hyundai's for me, as I want to live to very ripe old age.

Max Parrish, occ@sirinet.net

SW Oklahoma.