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2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring repairs by problem area

Engine (8%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (21%)

Chart based on 102 repairs.

2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (47%)

< $100 (20%)

Chart based on 15 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring

Engine not specified

Hyundai Elantra Touring in Virginia, United States
Feb 2014 - Feb 2014
Feb 2014

89000 mi

US $200
Parking brake shoe came loose while parked in garage! Locked right rear wheel up when backed up. Car undriveable. Had mentioned noises from wheel on another maintenance visit to dealer. They could not find any problem at that time. Brake pedal switch replaced under recall. 
Hyundai Elantra Touring in Utah, United States
Dec 2010 - Jul 2012
Jan 2011

27000 mi

US $70
There is a problem with suspension, eats up tires. 
Mar 2011

29000 mi
Hyundai put torsion bars on the rear end. They did other things to the car it now drives wonderful. 

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2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring 4dr Wagon

141-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Elantra Touring in Maryland, United States
Oct 2011 - Mar 2012
Feb 2012

50300 mi
Intermittent buzzing noise at certain speeds from headliner near front windows. Had to take it in 3 times and on the third time had a service tech ride with me so we could pin down the noise. Headliner backing finally replaced. Noise gone. E-brake handle was out of adjustment and not fully disengage when the handle was put down, causing the dash light to come on intermittently, especially over bumps or rough road. Interior hatch handle fell out. Replaced under warranty. Fell out within a week. Replaced again and so far so good. 
Hyundai Elantra Touring in New Brunswick, Canada
Nov 2011 - Dec 2014
Jun 2014

115320 mi

C $210
Ignition/key sensor would only work intermittently immobilizing the vehicle. Was very hard to replicate and took a while to diagnose. Replaced sensor. 
Hyundai Elantra Touring in New York, United States
Sep 2009 - Sep 2011
Aug 2009

154 mi
Purchased new, missing one pin-stripe (dealer installed) and rear hatch finger pull cup fell out. 
Jul 2010

14000 mi
One of the rear sway bar fasteners came loose, resulted in rattling and clunking sounds from the rear of the car. Dealer re-torqued the bolt, everything seems fine now. Gas tank cap doesn't pop out, need to pry it with my fingers. At first dealer lubricated the lock, worked for 1 day. This time they ordered whole new assembly, will replace it when it arrives. Warranty service. 
Nov 2010

19000 mi
Turns out dealer didn't really order the part as stated last time. This time they adjusted the gas cap door (as opposed to just greasing it the last time) and it has been working fine since. 
Jun 2011

30000 mi
Tire leaking, discovered valve stem broken. Took car to the nearest non-Hyundai tire place, they yanked out the TPMS valve and chucked it. Had to take it to Hyundai and pay $200 to have new TPMS valve put in. Warranty would have covered it. 
Sep 2011

33000 mi

US $500
Braking at highway speeds made the car shake violently. E-brake wouldn't hold well and intermittent humming noise was heard on highway. Dealer resurfaced rotors, adjusted e-brake. Also adjusted fuel door as always. 
Hyundai Elantra Touring in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2009 - Jan 2011
Oct 2009

4245 mi
Called dealer for warranty service - keyless entry function stopped working. Dealer advised me to remove PDL fuse for 15 minutes. Keyless feature resumed working. 
Nov 2009

5691 mi
Warranty service for non-functional rear wiper, cover on steering wheel missed stitches/peeling, recurrent keyless entry non-operation and power door lock failure. TPMS system also non-functional. 
Jan 2010

9510 mi
Warranty service for recurrent airbag light, rear wiper (again), and keyless entry/door locks (third time). The door locks now only work when the car is on and running and neither keyless remote functions. 
Feb 2010

10710 mi
New steering wheel cover installed. 
Jul 2010

19000 mi
Fuel filler door release spring failed. Part backordered. 
Jan 2011

26000 mi
Dealer has yet to receive parts for this problem. Suspect not ordered. Living with semi-functional fuel filler door for now. Valve stem with integral TPMS sensor broke off in hand while attempting to fill tire. Nearest dealer with parts assured problem could be fixed quickly under warranty. Dlr refused svce and attempted to charge. No damage to wheel/tire. Valve stem repaired under Hyundai warranty. Sick of dealing with Hyundai North America and spotty dealer network. Sold car, took proceeds and banked most - spent rest on used Saab 9-5. I'd rather have a fun unreliable car than a boring one. 

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2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring 4dr Wagon

141-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Hyundai Elantra Touring in Georgia, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2014
Nov 2012

59200 mi

US $1000
Replaced transmission 
Jan 2013

64700 mi

US $43
Battery...First battery went out at 33K this one went out at 63K 
Hyundai Elantra Touring in Delaware, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2013
Jun 2012

42000 mi
Electronic power steering failed. 
Hyundai Elantra Touring in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2014 - Jan 2016
Feb 2015

70060 mi

C $56
Starter had excessive corrosion that lead to intermittent start problem. Starter was replaced under extended HPP warranty. 
May 2015

71300 mi
Leaking driver's side front strut, replaced under extended warranty 
Sep 2015

72540 mi

C $400
Front rotors rusted out, calipers binding (even though lubricated less than 5,000 km ago). Failing driver's door lock. 
Jan 2016

75640 mi

C $276
Sway bar end-links making noise. 
Hyundai Elantra Touring in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2011 - Feb 2013
Feb 2012

8500 mi
Infamous sticking filler-cap. Works fine now. TSB to realign latch and replace spring performed during safety inspection. 
Hyundai Elantra Touring in New York, United States
Dec 2012 - Oct 2013
Sep 2013

117000 mi

US $800
Parking brake system was jammed, needed to be replaced. Brake rotors needed turning (originally recommended replacement 
Hyundai Elantra Touring in Georgia, United States
Mar 2014 - Mar 2015
May 2014

80000 mi

US $1000
Had to replace transmission. It was slam shifting from 2nd to 3rd. 
Oct 2014

84000 mi

US $17
The new/replaced transmission (installed June 2014) is leaking oil...not registering on the stick. Refilled 1 qt SPIII Hyundai spec trans fluid, will return the car to Nalley Hyundai in Conyers Ga for repair and large complaining next week. 
Hyundai Elantra Touring in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2010 - Nov 2012
Apr 2012

24980 mi

C $350
Leak, fixed and cleaned 
Jul 2012

27060 mi
Had a check engine because of the seal around the fuel cap had "pop" 
Hyundai Elantra Touring in Quebec, Canada
May 2014 - Sep 2015
Aug 2014

52080 mi

C $8450050
DISQUES ARRIÈRE + PLAQUETTES CÉRAMIQUE AVANT + ARRIÈRE 
Jan 2015

55180 mi

C $155
LE THERMOSTAT: POUR MAINTENIR LA TEMPÉRATURE DU CHAUFFAGE DE L'AIR CHAUDE 
Hyundai Elantra Touring in Iowa, United States
Jan 2013 - Oct 2014
Jan 2014

61000 mi
It was a safety recall issue, a modular unit that had to be replaced that concerned the ESC that might cause the ESC to stay on or the brake light to not come on. Light had been on a few times, never thought much of it. 
Aug 2014

73000 mi
Battery died, charging caused alarm system to go off, several times. It killed the start system and wouldn't even turn it over. Asked dealership if there was a kill switch. They said no, tow it in. Tow truck guy fixed it, showed me how. 
Oct 2014

74000 mi
Tire pressure light on when totaled in an accident. I had an appointment to get the tires checked. Could have been due to a cold snap. 
Hyundai Elantra Touring in Nova Scotia, Canada
May 2014 - Jun 2015
Jun 2014

92380 mi

C $1220
took car in for safety inspection - failed bad tie rods and worn breaks (est. repair cost $1100) breaks passed after i requested to see ware. 1 week delay for parts 2hr repair. excessive noise right front - noise was present at time of safety inspection, dealer said could not hear noise. (i am a refrigeration Mech.) I know noise so i took the car to an independent garage. 
May 2015

105400 mi

C $140
transmission sensor failing 
Hyundai Elantra Touring in Illinois, United States
Apr 2010 - Feb 2013
Aug 2011

42000 mi
ESC light would come and stay on once in awhile. Made appointment with dealer for repair. On day of repair the dealer already had the paper work done and took my keys and asked me to wait in the waiting room as they already knew what the problem might hav 
Oct 2011

48000 mi
Airbag warning light came on a few times during driving on highway. Came back on a few times before I was able to return to the dealer to have it checked out. Brought it in on the day I made an appointment for and it was repaired right away 
Feb 2012

55300 mi
The car had a clunking sound coming from the steering column when turning the wheel either standing still or moving.Turned out to be a steering coupler that I believe there is a TSB for. 
Hyundai Elantra Touring in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Feb 2010 - Dec 2012
Mar 2010

16120 mi
strut boot cover came loose 
Jan 2012

56420 mi
engine immobilizer not working. software update corrected problem. 
Feb 2012

57660 mi
had complete ignition replaced after keylock failed. key would not turn, had to remove keylock and start with pliers to get it to dealer. 
Hyundai Elantra Touring in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2009 - Oct 2014
May 2010

7000 mi
door to gas tank not open. greased door. problem reoccurred 
Oct 2010

11000 mi
Gas tank door not open. Dealer repaired spring Rug on passenger front not stay inside interior trim. Dealer installed a new rug. 
Feb 2014

44000 mi

US $99
headlight and parking light needed repair replacement of tire pressure valve 
Hyundai Elantra Touring in New York, United States
Dec 2009 - Feb 2014
Apr 2010

5000 mi
Rear window washer pump not working Rear window washer not working,repaired on second trip 
Hyundai Elantra Touring in Florida, United States
Sep 2009 - Jan 2013
Feb 2010

9000 mi
Gas cap didn't fully extend when the open lever was pulled. 
Sep 2012

56000 mi
AM radio no longer works. It was too expensive to fix. 
Hyundai Elantra Touring in Nevada, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2013
Jan 2010

5700 mi
Outside fuel door would not open when pulling handle in drivers compartment. Dealer re-adjusted mechanism. Repair OK. 
Aug 2011

19700 mi

US $75
The ESC light came on and would not reset. Dealer ordered a new steering column with steering angle sensor. The AC control head, in the dash, quit working. No AC! Dealer claimed a leak but could not find the leak. Put dye in system to help identify leak area. Wife took car back to dealer the day after the AC dye was put in. NO AC working. Dealer replaced AC compressor. The AC control head the dealer ordered previously finally arrived. The dealer installed the control head. The steering column with steering angle sensor the dealer previously ordered arrived. They installed the parts. 
Jul 2012

33000 mi
Intermittent ESC light 
Hyundai Elantra Touring in Maryland, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2014
Jun 2010

18000 mi
Gas filler cap did not open when release handle pulled 
Hyundai Elantra Touring in Illinois, United States
Jun 2010 - Dec 2015
Aug 2010

22000 mi
The ESC Off light came on and wouldn't turn off. The problem was a brake switch and was replaced. 
Hyundai Elantra Touring in Georgia, United States
Sep 2009 - May 2010
Mar 2009

100 mi
leak in the back roof. brake light casing was defective..dealer replaced 
Dec 2009

11000 mi
XM would stop playing. No volume Part on backorder. Waited almost a month for part. Part has been replaced. All is well so far. Rattling sound coming from under drivers side dash they acknowledged the problem but needed more time to try and fix it. bringing car in on jan18,2010 
Mar 2010

15000 mi
rattle/creaking/crunching sound is still there. I have Hyundai usa involved now. this has not been fun. 
Hyundai Elantra Touring in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2009 - Jul 2015
Feb 2012

14240 mi

C $200
i had pulled my door handle off the door 
Sep 2012

16740 mi
replace loose stabalizer bars 
Mar 2013

18600 mi

C $52
Heavy snow causing the wipers to slip out of park position. Dealer corrected the wiper park position 
Mar 2014

26660 mi
replaced noisy/loose steering linkage under warranty 
Nov 2014

34100 mi
failing steering linkage 
Hyundai Elantra Touring in Florida, United States
Jun 2009 - Oct 2013
Oct 2010

19500 mi
Gas cap door would not open...replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2011

32000 mi
Driver side power window fell into door. 3 weeks for part to be delivered from Korea. tapping sound through dash board. was cable from gas pedal to engine.. cable protector on engine side slid out of position causing cable to make tapping noise against firewall. 
Hyundai Elantra Touring in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2014
Dec 2010

24000 mi
The TPMS light came on and wouldn't go off. Took to dealer who said the sensor needed to be re-set. Drove off the lot and the light came back on. Returned to dealer who kept call for the weekend to repair. Drove home light came back on. Received call that the part was in for my car. Took to dealer who put new TPMS sensor in tire. On the drive home the light came on again. Returned car to dealer the next morning. This time all 4 sensors were replaced. It's been two weeks and the light has not come on. 
Mar 2012

55000 mi

US $385
The ESC system light came on. It turned out to be another sensor that was bad that triggered this system. 
Sep 2013

87000 mi
Car wasn't shifting all the time. Transmission replaced. 
Hyundai Elantra Touring in Michigan, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2012
Dec 2010

22000 mi
Gas cap flap only was opening about 1/8 inch. Works OK now after dealer fixed it. 
Jun 2011

30000 mi
Refueling flap would not always open. Serviced by dealer under warranty. 
Oct 2011

34300 mi
Car doors would unlock every time the car was stopped in traffic. Dealer serviced computer. Time in shop about 1 hour. No charge 
Hyundai Elantra Touring in Manitoba, Canada
Sep 2009 - Sep 2012
Mar 2012

36580 mi
Replace full pump 

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