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Hyundai Elantra Body and Trim Problems and Repair Histories

1079 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Hyundai Elantra. 148 of these members (13.7%) have reported paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repairs for their car. A total of 62 paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repairs to Hyundai Elantras--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Hyundai Elantra problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Don't infer Hyundai Elantra problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Hyundai Elantra repairs by problem area

30% of the Hyundai Elantra repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 15% to the brakes, 16% to the suspension, 19% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 7% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 917 repairs.

Hyundai Elantra paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repair cost distribution

Of the Hyundai Elantra paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 32% cost less than $100, 44% between $100 and $499, 17% between $500 and $999, 4% between $1000 and $2499, and 4% more than $2500.

Chart based on 114 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2009 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Hyundai Elantra in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 6000    
13000 0 Back window was making a popping noise. Dealer reseated window and replaced trim. Problem fixed. 
 
Hyundai Elantra in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 16000    
24000 0 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 0 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 0 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 0 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. 
110000  
Hyundai Elantra in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 2000    
6000 0 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. 
21000  

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2008 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Hyundai Elantra in Nevada, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 15000    
19000 0 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 0 they replaced the console cover also - under warranty. 
53000  

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2007 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Hyundai Elantra in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 17000    
19000 0 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 0 no action on same problem as July 
23000 0 Door handle interior noise - not sure if it is completely fixed. Dash panel noise - heard but not repeatable so no completion. 
67000  

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Hyundai Elantra in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 60760    
62000 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

Hyundai Elantra in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 35000    
44500 0 Original steering wheel vinyl deterioration. Replaced under warranty. 
56500 10 Passenger side vanity mirror separated from visor. Epoxied it back into place. 
111500 6 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

Hyundai Elantra in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 59000    
60000 0 Crack around rear lock.  Cover on front lights turning opaque.  
62000 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

Hyundai Elantra in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 60000    
65000 0 needed paint (oxidized) 

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