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Hyundai Elantra Touring repairs by problem area

Engine (10%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (14%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (14%)

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Hyundai Elantra Touring suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (21%)

$500 - $999 (5%)

$100 - $499 (26%)

< $100 (42%)

Chart based on 19 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring 4dr Wagon

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

125000 mi

US $1380
Shocks replaced, front and rear. I noticed nothing wrong. But the mechanic to whom I took the car advised within thirty minutes of dropping it off that they (the front only) were shot and needed to be replaced. 
17980 mi

C $100
Left and right front stabilizer bar ushings replaced. 
18600 mi Rear stabilizer bar bushings. Update: I need to go back again because they didn't fix the rear properly, as I still get a clunk from the rear right when I go over a bump sometimes.  
34100 mi Sway bar link...right ball joint.. 
39680 mi A rattling sound fixed by replacement of parts. 

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2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring 4dr Wagon

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

7500 mi Anti-sway bar rattled - tightened by dealer. 
15780 mi

C $200
A wheel bearing was fixed under warranty. Brakes serviced. 
620 mi Thumping in rear end, was discovered to be right rear sway linkage. Manufacture defect, part to be ordered, mechanic took it off car. Now has no rear sway linkage said to be safe to drive without Update: was called by dealer told part not available for month. Decided to email corporate office and tell them that was unsatisfactory in our eyes. Next day dealership phones and say they have part go figure. 
21700 mi

C $99
As mentioned in another repair, told dealer about a noise when turning recommended brake service. Did it same noise took it back needed new strut under warranty. Still paid 200 for a brake service not needed. 
34720 mi Noise in front end when changing direction 
46500 mi

C $88
noise in rear of car every time you hit a bump. repaired bushing on arm 
62000 mi replace sway bar and suspension 

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2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring 4dr Wagon

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

26040 mi Had a front fender replaced due to a small collision. Noticed that the steering wheel was skewed several degrees after picking up car. Straightening and alignment performed by the dealer. Inner-shoulder front tire wear as a result. 
19620 mi Changed the shock absorber and stabilizer bar 
29760 mi Link broken on both front wheel. 
35960 mi Changed front right and front left top plate. 
41540 mi Changed front left and front right link kit. 
44020 mi

C $50
2 front top plate Shock absorber broken Shock absorber boots protector were loose 
32240 mi Electronic Power Steering (EPS) light came on when I started the car in the morning. Had to drive to work with no power steering. For the afternoon drive back home, everything seemed fine. Brought car to dealer for service. Work was covere 
41100 mi Steering rack replaced under warranty. EPS light came on in summer of 2013 and car lost power steering for a day. Ok next day but garage did software update. Happened again in December and dealer said steering rack to be replaced. 
50220 mi Recall notice to reflash electronic power steering 

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2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring 4dr Wagon

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

53940 mi During transmission repair, tech noticed EPS/ESC light on. Determined steering column was faulty. Replaced column. 
60140 mi

C $700
Suspension leeking 
68200 mi

C $1000
leaking oil in the rear suspension 
68000 mi Front end noise. Can't remember the name of the part but they didn't have to cover it and did anyway because I reported noise before 60,000 
8000 mi Power steering failed. 
19500 mi Dealer checked alingment, Said everything was ok didn't touch it. 
20000 mi Dealer performed the electrical steering calibration again. (step required after alignment) and change steering settings (set it to soft turn). car was still pulling right. 
22000 mi I did some alignment check on my own then I have the dealer bring the regional engineer. Explain the problem and took pictures, put old rear tires in the front and re-aling. No more pulling. 
22500 mi

US $60
3rd party alingment found toe Ok but camber slightly different, loose everything and retightened, perfect 0.85º. Rear side, right wheel almost 2º. Loosen and readjusted but not completely OK. No way to adjust, aftermarket bar needed. 
95700 mi Warranty Recall for momemtary low of power steering. Steering was tested on dealers computer and a computer reflash was done to the vehicles steering computer module. 
33000 mi Damaged bushing in steering column repaired under warranty 
26000 mi power steering moter noise 
21000 mi Electric Power Steering. Safety recall for EPS failures. Power steering unit replaced multiple times but kept failing. Car kept at dealer. Loaner car provided. Manufacturer eventually reprogrammed software for new unit and flashed update. 
104000 mi

US $1600
electronic power steering control unit went out. Intermittantly had issues with ESP and ESC lights coming on during driving 
620 mi Car pulls to the right Same problem of pulling to the right 
1240 mi Car was pulling to the right. As the 4th trip to dealer, service manager was involved. The right rear wheel needed realignment. Problem is fixed. 
6820 mi

C $55
Same problem with car pulling to the right from date of purchase. It was repired in August 2010 after 4 trips to the dealer. Installed winter tires and problem returned. 
27240 mi

C $150
The car still pulls to the right, even with the balancing and alignment just completed; in fact when we first drove the car off the lot we had the problem and after 4 trips to the service desk when balancing, alignments and rotating the tires did not work 
9000 mi Allament of car ! not fixed this week!! 
47000 mi

US $92
Power steering failed. Fixed by update to car computer software. 
14880 mi power steering light came on and power steering failed; dealer repaired under warranty. 
1000 mi Front drivers side suspension spring creaks when body moves Creak in the drivers side front end. Lubed the whole front end, replaced the drivers side strut twice, problem was resolved at this time by replacing the drivers side spring. 
8000 mi I never received a recall notice. I ended up doing it on my own because I knew the vehicle wasn't riding right when it went over bumps so I brought it in and informed them of the recall. 
8104 mi

US $42
Recall parts installed to front struts. Informed that squeak in hatch was not from hatch piston. Have to schedule a new appointment for car to go to bodyshop to diagnostic where squeak is coming from. 
30000 mi Power steering went out. First dealer only reflashed software. Failed again the next day. Second dealer replaced the steering column and bolt - safety lock. 

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2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring

Engine not specified

27000 mi

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

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. 

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2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring 4dr Wagon

141-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

16120 mi strut boot cover came loose 
42000 mi Electronic power steering failed. 
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. 
16740 mi replace loose stabalizer bars 
26660 mi replaced noisy/loose steering linkage under warranty 
34100 mi failing steering linkage 
71300 mi Leaking driver's side front strut, replaced under extended warranty 
75640 mi

C $276
Sway bar end-links making noise. Car out of alignment. 
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. 
19700 mi The steering column with steering angle sensor the dealer previously ordered arrived. They installed the parts. 

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