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Hyundai Elantra Brakes Problems and Repair Histories

1081 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Hyundai Elantra. 164 of these members (15.2%) have reported brakes and traction control repairs for their car. A total of 141 brakes and traction control 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.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Hyundai Elantra problem descriptions below.

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 912 repairs.

Hyundai Elantra brakes and traction control repair cost distribution

Of the Hyundai Elantra brakes and traction control repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 24% cost less than $100, 48% between $100 and $499, 19% between $500 and $999, 6% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500.

Chart based on 145 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.

2008 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Hyundai Elantra in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 4000    
13000 0 Intermittent ESC light, faulty brake switch replaced. 
27000 0 ESC light came on again. Brake light switch replaced again, steering angle sensor ordered. 
28000 0 Steering angle sensor/clockspring unit replaced under warranty (related to ESC light). 
73300 0 Replaced brake light switch (again) under recall. 
76000  

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Elantra in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 55000    
75000 170 RH parking brake cable broke. 
76000 60 LH parking brake cable snapped when engaged. Part was ordered from dealer and delivered 4 days later. Owner installed cable <1hr. 
128000 600 Ebrake cables replaced, four (4) brake calipers replaced. 
 

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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 Brake fluid flushed, replaced, bled, rear brakes deglazed, cleaned, adjusted, emergency brake adjusted, minor parts for emergency brake replaced under warranty 
 

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2004 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Hyundai Elantra in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 53000    
55000 0 Rear emergency brake cables (both) replaced due to deteriorated dust boots where cable attaches to rear caliper. 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

135-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Elantra in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 55000    
57000 150 Rear brakes locked as a result of improper bad/caliper alignment. Brake pads replaced as part of repair due to excessive burning. 
68000 978 Locked right rear caliper, followed by a locked left rear caliper. New pads/rotors due to damage from locked rear brakes. 
74000 125 Parking brake cables had been binding and rear brakes would remain locked. Obtained new cables for both rear disc brakes. Removed center console and rear wheels to facilitate repair. 
82000  
Hyundai Elantra in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 50000    
50000 539 brakes failed while driving to Chicago. pedal went to floor. Hyundai said 2 back wheel cylinders need to be replaced, and a "flush". 
 

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2002 Hyundai Elantra

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

Hyundai Elantra in Yugoslavia
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 72540    
74400 0 Noise coming from rear brakes, not previously replaced. Now replaced&fixed. 
 

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2002 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Elantra in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
400 rear pads and rotors, including a slider service on calipers. 
128340 729 front pads were worn, caliper slider was ceased causing pads to wear unevenly and ruin rotors 
137640 845 Parking brake cable replaced. 
 
Hyundai Elantra in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 62000    
65100 600 Seized rear brake caliper - replaced. 
 
Hyundai Elantra in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 85000    
89000 600 Uneven wear on RR Passenger brake pad. Problem diagnosed as bad caliper, had both rear calipers, rotors, and pads replaced. 
96000 175 RR Parking brake cable broke, replaced. 
140000  

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