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Hyundai Elantra repairs by problem area

Engine (29%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (15%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (5%)

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Hyundai Elantra body repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (43%)

< $100 (30%)

Chart based on 127 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

145-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

14000 mi Two chunks of the weatherstripping around driver's door had come off (cause is unknown). The dealer replaced it under warranty. 

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2014 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

145-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

16000 mi Replaced glove box because it would not latch on both sides. 

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2014 Hyundai Elantra 2dr Coupe

173-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

9000 mi My sunroof would not close completely dealer said it was reset by technician 
12300 mi The sunroof wasn't closing properly again. This time a component was replaced. 
20000 mi Sunroof module needs replacement 

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2013 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

38000 mi Excessive paint chipping occurred in 2014. In areas where paint and e-coat was chipped rust started to form. Hood, front fenders and a-pillars were painted under warranty. 
5000 mi The right rear passenger door was misaligned and it was noticeable in the gap between the door and the rear quarter panel. 
23000 mi Steering wheel was replaced due to the leather wrapping flaking along the top edge. This was purely a cosmetic defect. Replacement and alignment was done under warranty at no cost to me 

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2013 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

62160 mi

C $17
front left wheel well liner broke going thru snow/slush. was removed, am awaiting replacement part 
4320 mi

C $4000
Paint peeling on rear bumper. Trunk lid is out of adjustment causing water leakage and damage into trunk. Not warranty because hit hard from the rear in December 2013, Hyundai denying warranty claims. Rear light fog up with moisture. 
20460 mi Moisture in the rear lights. Existed at time of trade-in. Also, the front headlights had started a similar issue of moisture after washing the car of a heavy rain. 

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2012 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

19000 mi Replace peeling steering wheel Interior rattles 
29000 mi Paint was peeling off inside of driver's door exterior handle. Dealer had handle repainted under warranty. 
9920 mi leather on steering wheel was peeling apart. 
10000 mi Dash rattles. Dealer "could not duplicate problem" 
14700 mi Rattles 
32440 mi

C $300
guard under bumper was replaced after it started rattling and making a bunch of noise. I think it was pothole related. 
42000 mi Visor clip was broken 
40000 mi Engine made rattle, fixed under warranty 
27300 mi Steering wheel leather was peeling off. 
56880 mi Paint peeling on hood, approximately one inch round, getting larger. Paint did not adhere to primer, Hyundai would not do anything because it is over warranty period even though it an obvious manufacturing defect. 
54000 mi leather steering wheel peeling 

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2012 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

14300 mi passenger sunvisor broke, waiting for replacement. 
15260 mi

C $285
passenger visor defective,falling apart(item on back order) 

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2011 Hyundai Elantra

Engine not specified

8000 mi Significant panel gap between driver door and dashboard. Most noticeable when door is closed 

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2011 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

2000 mi scratches on the back of the glass of the instrument cluster. 
3000 mi Noise from front of car @1200-1900 RPM light load. Dealer diagnosed as 'cradle rattling.' Removed LF(anti-swaybar?)strut, tightened links, and tightened cradle. This eliminated the objectionable noise. 
29760 mi replaced cracked driver's left foot rest 
13000 mi Clear coat coming off front wheels. Submitted warranty claim. 
14000 mi Passenger side visor not staying up, no tension on retainer. Staying in dropped down position. 
25000 mi The floor mat was coming loose and moving over the gas pedal. They said the carpet was installed incorrectly and they are replacing all of the carpet. 
19700 mi Seat belt guide on rear passenger seat broke! Replaced by dealer. 
24000 mi Door sqeaks 

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2010 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

111000 mi

US $138
interior door handles replaces due to worn chrome finish which I did not observe 
36000 mi

US $1400
tire dwell panel needs to be replaced 
58000 mi Delaminating of the Inside Drivers Door Handle. The chrome peeled off but was fixed under warranty. 
41000 mi peeling chrome on 2 interior door release levers 
50000 mi Also Replaced Weatherstrip That Split. 
80300 mi 2nd time interior door release handles were replaced under warranty due to peeling metal cover on release pull with sharp edges 
55360 mi "Chrome paint" on plastic interior front door handles was stripping. The handles were replaced under warranty. 
30300 mi Window trim was beginning to turn ash grey -- discoloring. 
41300 mi Weather stripping around driver door began to fray 
78000 mi

US $150
Water on passenger side of trunk, suspect bad rear window seal; made temp fix using caulk and vinyl tape, no more leak but will need rear window reseal by dedicated glass shop. 
74000 mi

US $25
One of the trunk lid torsion bars snapped spontaneously; replacement part $25 at dealer, they installed no charge. Reported to Hyundai as possible safety issue. 
75640 mi

C $1
interior door levers. Sharp edge caused laceration. Replaced through recall. 

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2009 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

89500 mi

C $200
Exterior door handle piece broke in cold weather. New replacement piece painted and installed. 

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2009 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

24000 mi 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 mi 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 mi 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 mi 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 mi 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. 
13000 mi Back window was making a popping noise. Dealer reseated window and replaced trim. Problem fixed. 

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2008 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

63000 mi

US $32
Driver's side sun visor broke. Would not stay in up position. Replaced with a used part. 
4200 mi 1.Sunroof leaking 2.Added one quart of oil that was lost from an oil leak. 3.Engine clattering and idle at 1500rpm with miss while wet conditions 4. Strong smell of fuel/exhaust smoke/CEL on 5. Loosing coolant 
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 mi they replaced the console cover also - under warranty. 

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2007 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

103000 mi 2nd attempt to repair water leaking into the tail lights. 

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2007 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

29000 mi Rattle noise coming from interior (3 spots) 
35000 mi Rattle noise coming from interior (more than 3 spots). Wasn't able to completely fix the problem. 
17000 mi Sun visor broke off at the hinge/mount. It was replaced for free under warranty. 
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 mi no action on same problem as July 
23000 mi Door handle interior noise - not sure if it is completely fixed. Dash panel noise - heard but not repeatable so no completion. 
64000 mi Water leaking into trunk, dealer states not covered under extended bumper to bumper warranty, minimum 3 hour charge for labor - not completed. 
63000 mi Passanger visor broke. The post that goes into the ceiling is metal, but the cap that holds it in place, and takes all the pressure when flipping the visor, is plastic and snapped off. Replaced under warranty. 
68000 mi

US $460
Same broken plastic piece as passenger side, but dealer quoted $200 for replacement out-of-warranty. 
15542 mi glove box rattle, vent rattle. Vent reinsulated and glove box "stops" replaced with updated design. Did not stop rattle in glovebox. I made my own fix by installing small, foam circles similar to furnature anti scuff pads. Fixed problem. design flaw. 

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2006 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

45260 mi

$50
Under body Rattles problem 

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2006 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

43000 mi

US $10
plastic cap for one of three latches to secure child seat from cargo bay cracked in 3 pieces, tried superglue but cracked again when items placed in trunk, had to order entire assembly to replace cap 
57000 mi upholstery on one of the door handles has split at seam, revealing foam rubber underneath. No action has been taken. No trip has been made. 
63300 mi

US $10
Passenger side AC vent squeaking loudly; removed per online manual, lined with Velcro. Passenger side window control panel squeaking, pried off, lined with hobby shop felt. Pass side radio cover & defrost vents still rattle but can't remove 
66300 mi

US $5
passenger door still rattling; removed door panel, lined contact points with stick on foam 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

16 mi Replaced colour defective interior door trim piece at delivery of the Elantra. 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

75500 mi Multiple sites of paint blister and rust appearance. 
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

24000 mi Warranty work to fix finnicky power mirrors, loose driver's seat and a loose interior trim panel. 
45000 mi Original steering wheel vinyl deterioration. Replaced under warranty. 
57000 mi

US $10
Passenger side vanity mirror separated from visor. Epoxied it back into place. 
111500 mi

US $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

60000 mi Crack around rear lock.  Cover on front lights turning opaque.  
62000 mi

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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2004 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

118000 mi

US $229
Big rust hole noticed on Passenger side. Not fixing it tho. 
123000 mi Big rust hole on passenger side. 
13020 mi Sunroof motor failed, replaced in warranty 
41540 mi Driving Wheel 's surface cracked, replaced in warranty. Then i sewed leather on the new one to prevent this from happening again (cost 25 euro). 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra

Engine not specified

55000 mi Driver side rear door handle cracked and partially gone but still functional. Not replaced at time of loss. 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

135-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

95700 mi

US $200
Oxidation and loss of clearcoat on roof. Sanded, primed, and repainted with VIN matched paint. 
49700 mi driver's side door trim replaced --developed cracks 
5000 mi Replaced mirror due to wind-noise. Warranty repair, no cost. 

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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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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

135-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

73160 mi

C $50
investigating standing water in spare tire well and hatch wheel well. Re-applied hatch seal with silicone. 
85560 mi

C $25
Found leak in body panel seam above hatch. Added rocker guard paint over seam gap. 
6000 mi Shift knob replaced. (Peeling) 
58000 mi Passenger vanity mirror cover replaced (broke). 

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2002 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

190000 mi A arms and sub frame rusted out they were all replaced under recall 

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2001 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

201000 mi

US $98
The car has 202,000 miles on it, the paint is worn off on the hood and trunk, and the rocker panels are beginning to rust through in spots. 
212700 mi

US $25
Replaced broken exterior door handle- driver's side front. 
224000 mi Paint worn off, rockers rusting. 
185000 mi

US $250
Major rust repair - replaced front fenders and repaired rustthrough on rear quarter panels. 
200500 mi

US $16
Welded support pieces onto frame under passenger side, to repair rust holes. 

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