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Hyundai Elantra Body Problems

1142 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Hyundai Elantra. 53 of these members (4.6%) have reported body repairs for their car. A total of 83 body repairs to Hyundai Elantras--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Hyundai Elantra problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of Hyundai Elantra repairs by problem area

Chart based on 1176 repairs.

Hyundai Elantra body repair cost distribution

Chart based on 125 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 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

13000 mi   Back window was making a popping noise. Dealer reseated window and replaced trim. Problem fixed. 
24000   Cracking and or popping noises come from the rear wimdow/frame area. This seems to occur on hot dry days and when going over rough pavememt and bumps. The shop admitted that they have had similar complaints, but couldn't replicate. 
34000   On hot days the rear window makes a cracking noise when car is turned right over rough pavement or upon entering an entrance off the highway. Shop admitted the problem has been reported by other elantra owners but could not duplicate it. 
39000   rear window seal had to be replaced as it the rear window made awful squeaking,cracking,rattling noises on hot days when making sharp turns  
43000   Replaced the Front Window seal. It had been leaking a little air and water and making cracking noises, much like a previous problem with the back window. 
6000   Cont of rear window problem. Delayed repair until Suspension work was done. No parts, window simply reset in frame. NO way to tell if problem is fixed - with warmer weather noise went away. 

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2008 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

19000 mi   The console padded top between the two front seats has a crack in it. The dealer says, to bad, not covered by warranty. The dealer stated he has had several complaints about this problem.  
21000   they replaced the console cover also - under warranty. 

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2007 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

19000 mi   Rattle in dash behind instr cluster. Dealer thought AC vent duct hitting other itnms, made their repair. Noise is still there, still sounds like the something in the duct.  
21000   no action on same problem as July 
23000   Door handle interior noise - not sure if it is completely fixed. Dash panel noise - heard but not repeatable so no completion. 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

62000 mi C $1550 Rubber on steering wheel decaying and "chipping" off 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

45000 mi   Original steering wheel vinyl deterioration. Replaced under warranty. 
57000 US $10 Passenger side vanity mirror separated from visor. Epoxied it back into place. 
111500   Rubber seal on antenna was worn, replaced with part from Hyundai dealer. 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

60000 mi   Crack around rear lock.  Cover on front lights turning opaque.  
62000 US $5 All trim on the inside of the hatchback is coming off. It covers the electrical systems etc. First piece broke off years ago. Multiple shops have said they would order it etc. Last shop said parts not available. Used duct tape to fix.  

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

135-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

68000 mi   needed paint (oxidized) 

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