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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 (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

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

Other (21%)

Chart based on 101 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 4dr Wagon

141-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

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 Illinois, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 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 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 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 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 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 Georgia, United States
Sep 2009 - May 2010
Mar 2009

100 mi
leak in the back roof. brake light casing was 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 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. 

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2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring Repair Histories

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