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 1998 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Wgn Auto

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MSRP: $13,199
Invoice: $12,091

Gas Mileage:
CTY: N/A    HWY: N/A    CMB: N/A
Engine/Fuel: Gas I4 /1.8L/109
Transmission: Automatic w/OD,
Door/Body Style: /4 Door Wagon
Drive Type:

Prices/Warranty

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  • General
  • MSRP: $13,199
  • Invoice Price: $12,091
  • Destination Charge: $0
  • Warranty
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Engine & Emissions

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  • Engines & Emissions
  • 1.8L DOHC MFI 16-valve 4 cyl engine
  • Electronic distributorless ignition system
  • Hydropneumatic damping front/rear shock absorbers
  • Engine
  • Type of Engine: Gas I4
  • Displacement (CC): 1.8L/109
  • Fuel System: EFI
  • Horsepower @ RPM: 130 @ 6000
  • Torque @ RPM: 122 @ 5000

Dimensions

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  • Exterior Dimensions
  • Track Front: 57.7
  • Track Rear: 57.1
  • Ground Clearance (in): 6.22
  • Overall Length (in): 175.2
  • Overall Width (in): 58.8
  • Wheelbase (in): 100.4
  • Interior Dimensions
  • Seating capacity - Standard: 5
  • Headroom front (in): 38.6
  • Hip room front (in): 52.4
  • Leg room front (in): 43.2
  • Shoulder room front (in): 54.7

Features

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  • Exterior
    • Aerodynamic halogen headlamps
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
    • Electric rear window defroster w/timer
    • Rear seat heater ducts
    • Rotary-type climate control w/4-spd heater fan
  • Entertainment, Communication & Navigation
    • ETR AM/FM stereo cassette w/4-speakers
  • Instrumentation
    • Digital quartz clock
    • Gauges: speedometer, water temp, trip odometer
    • Warning lights: low fuel, door/trunk ajar, oil pressure, rear defroster, brake fluid/parking, seat belt, check engine
  • Wheels & Tires
    • 14" x 5" steel wheels
    • Compact temporary spare tire
    • Front wheel drive
    • P175/65R14 all-season SBR tires
    • Wheel well guard
  • Windows, Mirrors & Wipers
    • Black window surround moldings
    • Day/night rearview mirror
    • Dual manual remote control black mirrors
    • Dual vinyl sunvisors w/passenger visor vanity mirror
    • Front side window defoggers
    • Full roll-down rear windows
    • Tinted glass
    • Variable intermittent wipers

Safety Features

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  • Safety Features
  • 5-mph bumpers
  • Child-proof rear door locks
  • Driver & front passenger dual air bags
  • Dual note horn
  • Front door grab handles, speakers & map pockets
  • Front/rear assist grips
  • Shift trans interlock
  • Warning chimes: seat belt, key-in-ignition w/door ajar
  • Braking & Traction
  • Pwr-assisted dual diagonal braking system
  • Ventilated front disc/self-adjusting rear drum brakes

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    Crash Test Data for 1998 Hyundai

    Hyundai Vehicle Front Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover Resistance Rating
    Driver Passenger Front Seat Rear Seat
    1998 AccentNot
    Tested
    Not
    Tested
    Not
    Tested
    1998 ElantraNot
    Tested
    1998 SonataNot
    Tested

     

    Service Bulletins for 1998 Hyundai

    1998 HYUNDAI ACCENT
    Bulletin Number: 0101001
    SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE EXCESSIVE VACUUM FORMATION IN THE FUEL TANK. A NEW FUEL FILLER CAP HAS BEEN MADE AVAILABLE TO DECREASE THE VACUUM IN THE FUEL TANK. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 010101
    INFORMATION ON PERFORMING A TEST DRIVE FOR TRANSAXLE SHIFT QUALITY. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 01400061
    AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE PULSE GENERATOR DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0717 AND P0722 - REVISED. *JG
    Bulletin Number: 01-JAN-01
    ON SOME VEHICLES' EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS MAY APPLY EXCESSIVE VACUUM TO THE FUEL TANKS DURING THE CANISTER PURGE CYCLE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 0236029
    OBD-II READINESS TEST DRIVE CYCLE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 0240010
    SUBJECT ON AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE HARSH OR DELAYED PARK REVERSE OR PARK DRIVE ENGAGEMENT. *YH
    Bulletin Number: 0240012
    SUBJECT REGARDING AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES LIST. *YH
    Bulletin Number: 0290009
    SUBJECT REGARDING DIAGNOSTIC GUIDE FOR CLIFFORD AND DEI SECURITY SYSTEM. *JG
    Bulletin Number: 0340007
    ATA SOLENOID DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0740, P0741, P0742, P0743, P0745, P0747, P0748, P0750, P0752, P0753, P0755, P0757, P0758, P0760, P0765. *TT *MJ
    Bulletin Number: 0340022
    AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE PULSE GENERATOR DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0717 & P0722. 2004 ACCENT INCLUDED. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 042
    HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION (RECALL CAMPAIGN) INVOLVING FUEL FILLER CAP REPLACEMENT AND FUEL TANK PRESSURE CHECK INSPECTION. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 0640019
    AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) LIST. *KB
    Bulletin Number: 0804
    REPLACEMENT CIGARETTE LIGHTER. *NM
    Bulletin Number: 135
    OXYGEN SENSORS. *SC
    Bulletin Number: 151
    AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES LIST. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 97090150006
    INFORMATION ON THE REAR SUSPENSION TOE-IN ALIGNMENT CHANGE. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 97100180001
    SERVICE PROCEDURES AND INFORMATION ON WINDOW ADJUSTMENT. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9809006
    INFORMATION ON THE OXYGEN SENSOR OFFSET VOLTAGE CHANGE. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9820002
    EXPERIENCING A TICKING/COLLAPSED LASH ADJUSTER CONDITION. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9830001
    DESCRIPTIONS OF THE NEW FUEL PUMP CHECK CONNECTOR LOCATION FOR VEHICLES. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9840013
    SUBJECT PERTAINING TO IMPROVED 2-1 DOWNSHIFT AT LOW SPEEDS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9880003
    SUBJECT ON REAR HATCH LATCH CHANGE. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9890001
    INFORMATION DESCRIBING A HATCH AJAR WARNING LAMP WHICH HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 9936010
    SUBJECT REGARDING CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 9940004
    SUBJECT REGARDING AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1613/1614. *TT
    1998 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
    Bulletin Number: 0040005
    SOME TRANSAXLES PRODUCED PRIOR TO 05/15/99 MAY EXPERIENCE AN OIL LEAK IN THE BELLHOUSING BEHIND THE TORQUE CONVERTER. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 0040007
    SUBJECT REGARDING AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLES - NOT INTERCHANGEABLE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 010101
    INFORMATION ON PERFORMING A TEST DRIVE FOR TRANSAXLE SHIFT QUALITY. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 01400061
    AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE PULSE GENERATOR DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0717 AND P0722 - REVISED. *JG
    Bulletin Number: 0236028
    OBD-II READINESS TEST DRIVE CYCLE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 0240010
    SUBJECT ON AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE HARSH OR DELAYED PARK REVERSE OR PARK DRIVE ENGAGEMENT. *YH
    Bulletin Number: 0240012
    SUBJECT REGARDING AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES LIST. *YH
    Bulletin Number: 0240016
    SUBJECT REGARDING AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE OIL LEAKING FROM OIL PAN GASKET. *JG
    Bulletin Number: 0250002
    SUBJECT REGARDING FRONT BRAKE CALIPER RATTLE NOISE REPAIR KIT. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 0290009
    SUBJECT REGARDING DIAGNOSTIC GUIDE FOR CLIFFORD AND DEI SECURITY SYSTEM. *JG
    Bulletin Number: 0340007
    ATA SOLENOID DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0740, P0741, P0742, P0743, P0745, P0747, P0748, P0750, P0752, P0753, P0755, P0757, P0758, P0760, P0765. *TT *MJ
    Bulletin Number: 0340022
    AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE PULSE GENERATOR DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0717 & P0722. 2004 ACCENT INCLUDED. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 0540018
    AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES LIST. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 135
    OXYGEN SENSORS. *SC
    Bulletin Number: 151
    AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES LIST. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 5NP-S9D9P-10
    THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION ON COMPONENTS, ATTRIBUTES, AND PRECAUTIONS OF THE 7-SPEED DRY-TYPE DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION (DCT).
    Bulletin Number: 9804-9880006
    AN OUTSIDE RELEASE HANDLE HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE REAR HATCH OF 1998 WAGON. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9807-9820004
    SPECIFICATIONS ON CYLINDER HEAD BOLT TORQUE. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9809002
    REMOVAL PROCEDURES ON HDS CABLE CONNECTOR COVER-END. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 9809006
    INFORMATION ON THE OXYGEN SENSOR OFFSET VOLTAGE CHANGE. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9820001
    A PROCEDURE FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A BLOCK HEATER. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9840007
    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN ON CLUTCH COVER ASSEMBLY. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9840013
    SUBJECT PERTAINING TO IMPROVED 2-1 DOWNSHIFT AT LOW SPEEDS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9850002
    SPECIFICATION ON REAR BRAKE DISC MINIMUM THICKNESS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9890005
    SUBJECT ON AIRBAG REPAIR KIT PART NUMBERS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 9897001
    ROUTING PROCEDURE ON TEMPERATURE CONTROL CABLE. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9936010
    SUBJECT REGARDING CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 9940004
    SUBJECT REGARDING AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1613/1614. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 9940008
    SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE AN OIL LEAK BEHIND THE TORQUE CONVERTER. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 9980002
    PROCEDURES ON REPLACING DAMAGED DRIP RAIL WEATHERSTRIP. *TT
    1998 HYUNDAI HYUNDAI
    Bulletin Number: 970801400251
    DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES ON PULSE GENERATOR DIAGNOSIS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9804-9836002
    MANUAL CORRECTION ON ENGINE FAULT CODE DIAGNOSTIC. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9804-9836003
    MANUAL UPDATE ON 1997 FAULT CODE DIAGNSOTIC. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 98-30-002
    DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR FOR ENHANCED EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9836001
    DIAGNOSIS ON FUEL TRIM CODE. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 98360061
    SUBJECT ON ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE SENSOR DIAGNOSIS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9909010
    INFORMATION DESCRIBING AN AUDIO SYSTEM CONNECTOR REPLACEMENT. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 9940010
    SUBJECT PERTAINS TO A SUMMARY LIST OF MODIFIED TRANSAXLE CONTROL MODULES (TCM). *TT
    1998 HYUNDAI SONATA
    Bulletin Number: 0236030
    OBD-II READINESS TEST DRIVE CYCLE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 0290009
    SUBJECT REGARDING DIAGNOSTIC GUIDE FOR CLIFFORD AND DEI SECURITY SYSTEM. *JG
    Bulletin Number: 0636006
    EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION (EGR) SYSTEM DIAGNOSIS. *KB
    Bulletin Number: 117
    INFORMATION ON EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION. *SLC
    Bulletin Number: 133
    PRE-CONDITIONS FOR READINESS MONITORS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 5NP-S9D9P-10
    THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION ON COMPONENTS, ATTRIBUTES, AND PRECAUTIONS OF THE 7-SPEED DRY-TYPE DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION (DCT).
    Bulletin Number: 97100120012
    SHOP MANUAL CORRECTION ON CYLINDER HEAD BOLT TORQUE SPECIFICATION. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 97110120014
    PROVIDED PROCEDURES FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A BLOCK HEATER. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9806-9836004
    SHOP MANUAL ON DOHC SPARK PLUG WIRE ROUTING. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9830004
    SUBJECT ON EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CODES DIAGNOSIS ON SOME VEHICLES. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9836009
    INFORMATION ON FUEL INJECTOR CONFIGURATION. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9850002
    SPECIFICATION ON REAR BRAKE DISC MINIMUM THICKNESS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9880007
    INSTALLATION PROCEDURES ON WOOD INTERIOR TRIM. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9890005
    SUBJECT ON AIRBAG REPAIR KIT PART NUMBERS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: TSB-11-BR-002
    HYUNDAI: ALL SONATA HYBRIDS. BRAKE BLEEDING PROCEDURE. *RM
    1998 HYUNDAI TIBURON
    Bulletin Number: 0040005
    SOME TRANSAXLES PRODUCED PRIOR TO 05/15/99 MAY EXPERIENCE AN OIL LEAK IN THE BELLHOUSING BEHIND THE TORQUE CONVERTER. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 0101006
    SUBJECT REGARDING TIBURON SEAT BELT D-RING GUIDE STOPPER. *YD
    Bulletin Number: 010101
    INFORMATION ON PERFORMING A TEST DRIVE FOR TRANSAXLE SHIFT QUALITY. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 01400061
    AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE PULSE GENERATOR DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0717 AND P0722 - REVISED. *JG
    Bulletin Number: 0236028
    OBD-II READINESS TEST DRIVE CYCLE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 0240010
    SUBJECT ON AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE HARSH OR DELAYED PARK REVERSE OR PARK DRIVE ENGAGEMENT. *YH
    Bulletin Number: 0240012
    SUBJECT REGARDING AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES LIST. *YH
    Bulletin Number: 0240016
    SUBJECT REGARDING AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE OIL LEAKING FROM OIL PAN GASKET. *JG
    Bulletin Number: 0250002
    SUBJECT REGARDING FRONT BRAKE CALIPER RATTLE NOISE REPAIR KIT. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 0290003
    INFORMATION ON RHEOSTAT ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT. *YH
    Bulletin Number: 0290009
    SUBJECT REGARDING DIAGNOSTIC GUIDE FOR CLIFFORD AND DEI SECURITY SYSTEM. *JG
    Bulletin Number: 0340007
    ATA SOLENOID DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0740, P0741, P0742, P0743, P0745, P0747, P0748, P0750, P0752, P0753, P0755, P0757, P0758, P0760, P0765. *TT *MJ
    Bulletin Number: 0340022
    AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE PULSE GENERATOR DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0717 & P0722. 2004 ACCENT INCLUDED. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 0540018
    AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES LIST. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 0804
    REPLACEMENT CIGARETTE LIGHTER. *NM
    Bulletin Number: 135
    OXYGEN SENSORS. *SC
    Bulletin Number: 151
    AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES LIST. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 97080190013
    INFORMATION AND PROCEDURES ON PROJECTOR BEAM HEADLIGHT ADJUSTMENT. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9806-9880008
    SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR TIBURON SHARK SPOILER BRAKE LAMP WIRING. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9807-9880009
    CORROSION MAY FORM AROUND THE EDGE OF THE SUNROOF LID PANEL LIP DUE TO INADEQUATE SEALING OF THE WEATHERSTRIP AGAINST THE SUNROOF LID PANEL ON SOME VEHICLES. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9809006
    INFORMATION ON THE OXYGEN SENSOR OFFSET VOLTAGE CHANGE. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9820001
    A PROCEDURE FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A BLOCK HEATER. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9840007
    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN ON CLUTCH COVER ASSEMBLY. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9850002
    SPECIFICATION ON REAR BRAKE DISC MINIMUM THICKNESS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9880002
    SUBJECT ON REAR STRUT AND TRIM PANEL CHANGE. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 98800021
    BRIEF INFORMATION REGARDING HATCH GAS STRUT AND TRIM PANEL CHANGE. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 9880003
    SUBJECT ON REAR HATCH LATCH CHANGE. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 9936010
    SUBJECT REGARDING CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 9940004
    SUBJECT REGARDING AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1613/1614. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 9940008
    SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE AN OIL LEAK BEHIND THE TORQUE CONVERTER. *TT

     

    Recalls for 1998 Hyundai

    1998 HYUNDAI ACCENT
    NHTSA Campaign ID:FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
    Manufacturer:HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Manufacture Dates:05/06/1997 - 06/25/1998
    Potential Units Affected:66086

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: ACCENT GT MODEL VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH DOHC ENGINES MANUFACTURED FROM DECEMBER 19, 1996 THROUGH JUNE 30, 1997; 1998 ACCENT MODEL VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 6, 1997 THROUGH JUNE 25, 1998; 1997 SONATA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 1, 1996 THROUGH JULY 9, 1997 AND 1998 SONATA VEHICLES PRODUCED FROM JULY 9, 1997 THROUGH APRIL 24, 1998. THE EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS MAY APPLY EXCESSIVE VACUUM TO THE FUEL TANKS DURING THE CANISTER PURGE CYCLE. MINOR FUEL TANK DISTORTION COULD RESULT. A SMALL CRACK COULD DEVELOP ON THE UPPER FUEL TANK SURFACE. THE "CHECK ENGINE" LIGHT WOULD THEN ILLUMINATE AND, IN SOME CASES, THE VEHICLE DRIVER COULD NOTICE A GASOLINE ODOR.

    Consequence:

    FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE CAN RESULT IN A FIRE.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL PRESSURE CHECK THE VEHICLE'S FUEL TANK TO DETERMINE IF IT HAS CRACKED. IF IT IS CRACKED, A NEW FUEL TANK WILL BE INSTALLED. A NEW FUEL FILLER CAP THAT DECREASES THE AMOUNT OF VACUUM INSIDE THE FUEL TANK WILL ALSO BE INSTALLED. NOTE: THE 1997-1998 SONATA FUEL TANKS HAVE ALSO EXPERIENCED CRACKING. HOWEVER, AT THIS TIME, THE CAUSE FOR THE CRACKING HAS NOT BEEN IDENTIFIED. THIS PORTION OF THE CAMPAIGN WILL BEGIN AFTER HYUNDAI HAS DETERMINED THE CAUSE AND CORRECTIVE PROCEDURE.
    1998 HYUNDAI SONATA
    NHTSA Campaign ID:FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
    Manufacturer:HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Manufacture Dates:07/09/1997 - 04/24/1998
    Potential Units Affected:66086

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: ACCENT GT MODEL VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH DOHC ENGINES MANUFACTURED FROM DECEMBER 19, 1996 THROUGH JUNE 30, 1997; 1998 ACCENT MODEL VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 6, 1997 THROUGH JUNE 25, 1998; 1997 SONATA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 1, 1996 THROUGH JULY 9, 1997 AND 1998 SONATA VEHICLES PRODUCED FROM JULY 9, 1997 THROUGH APRIL 24, 1998. THE EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS MAY APPLY EXCESSIVE VACUUM TO THE FUEL TANKS DURING THE CANISTER PURGE CYCLE. MINOR FUEL TANK DISTORTION COULD RESULT. A SMALL CRACK COULD DEVELOP ON THE UPPER FUEL TANK SURFACE. THE "CHECK ENGINE" LIGHT WOULD THEN ILLUMINATE AND, IN SOME CASES, THE VEHICLE DRIVER COULD NOTICE A GASOLINE ODOR.

    Consequence:

    FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE CAN RESULT IN A FIRE.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL PRESSURE CHECK THE VEHICLE'S FUEL TANK TO DETERMINE IF IT HAS CRACKED. IF IT IS CRACKED, A NEW FUEL TANK WILL BE INSTALLED. A NEW FUEL FILLER CAP THAT DECREASES THE AMOUNT OF VACUUM INSIDE THE FUEL TANK WILL ALSO BE INSTALLED. NOTE: THE 1997-1998 SONATA FUEL TANKS HAVE ALSO EXPERIENCED CRACKING. HOWEVER, AT THIS TIME, THE CAUSE FOR THE CRACKING HAS NOT BEEN IDENTIFIED. THIS PORTION OF THE CAMPAIGN WILL BEGIN AFTER HYUNDAI HAS DETERMINED THE CAUSE AND CORRECTIVE PROCEDURE.
    1998 HYUNDAI TIBURON
    NHTSA Campaign ID:SEAT BELTS:FRONT:WEBBING
    Manufacturer:HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Manufacture Dates:03/01/1996 - 08/28/2000
    Potential Units Affected:42782

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER SEAT BELTS MAY NOT EXTEND AND RETRACT SMOOTHLY THROUGH THE D-RING GUIDES MOUNTED ON THE BODY PILLARS AFT OF THE DOORS. IF THE SEAT BELTS DO NOT EXTEND AND RETRACT SMOOTHLY, THEY MAY TWIST IN THE D-RING GUIDES AND MAKE IT INCONVENIENT TO EXTEND AND RETRACT THE SEAT BELTS.

    Consequence:

    IF THE SEAT BELTS ARE INCONVENIENT TO USE, THE SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE INCLINED TO WEAR THE SEAT BELTS PROPERLY, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL INSTALL A STOPPER OVER EACH FRONT SEAT BELT D-RING GUIDE TO ASSIST THE SEAT BELT TO SMOOTHLY EXTEND AND RETRACT. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DECEMBER 10, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT HYUNDAI AT 1-800-633-5151.
    1998 HYUNDAI CARIBBEAN ACCENT
    NHTSA Campaign ID:FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
    Manufacturer:HYUNDAI CARIBBEAN-PUERTO RICO
    Manufacture Dates:07/01/1997 - 07/31/1998
    Potential Units Affected:751

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: ACCENT MODEL VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 1.5 DOHC ENGINES. THE EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS MAY APPLY EXCESSIVE VACUUM TO THE FUEL TANKS DURING THE CANISTER PURGE CYCLE. MINOR FUEL TANK DISTORTION COULD RESULT. A SMALL CRACK COULD DEVELOP ON THE UPPER FUEL TANK SURFACE. THE "CHECK ENGINE" LIGHT WOULD THEN ILLUMINATE AND, IN SOME CASES, THE VEHICLE DRIVER COULD NOTICE A GASOLINE ODOR.

    Consequence:

    FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE CAN RESULT IN A FIRE.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL PRESSURE CHECK THE VEHICLE'S FUEL TANK TO DETERMINE IF IT HAS CRACKED. IF IT IS CRACKED, A NEW FUEL TANK WILL BE INSTALLED. A NEW FUEL FILLER CAP THAT DECREASES THE AMOUNT OF VACUUM INSIDE THE FUEL TANK WILL ALSO BE INSTALLED. NOTE: THE 1997-1998 SONATA FUEL TANKS HAVE ALSO EXPERIENCED CRACKING. HOWEVER, AT THIS TIME, THE CAUSE FOR THE CRACKING HAS NOT BEEN IDENTIFIED. THIS PORTION OF THE CAMPAIGN WILL BEGIN AFTER HYUNDAI HAS DETERMINED THE CAUSE AND CORRECTIVE PROCEDURE.
    1998 HYUNDAI TRANSLEAD TRAILER VAN
    NHTSA Campaign ID:STRUCTURE:BODY
    Manufacturer:HYUNDAI TRANSLEAD
    Manufacture Dates:10/01/1996 - 12/31/2000
    Potential Units Affected:2860

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 53' DRY FREIGHT TRAILER VANS EQUIPPED WITH LASCO TRANSLUCENT FIBERGLASS ROOFS. THE ROOF PANELS CAN BECOME WHOLLY OR PARTIALLY DETACHED DURING OPERATION AND THE TRAILER BODIES COULD PARTIALLY COLLAPSE.

    Consequence:

    CONTINUED OPERATION OF A TRAILER WITH A ROOF HOLE, CRACK, TEAR, OR SEPARATION COULD RESULT IN A ROOF FAILURE, CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE, INJURY TO ITS OPERATOR, AND POSSIBLE INJURY AND DAMAGE TO ADJACENT VEHICLES AND THEIR PASSENGERS.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LASCO FRPS WITH KEMLITE FRPS OR ALUMINUM PANELS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 28, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT HYUNDAI TRANSLEAD AT 1-819-574-1500.

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