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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 brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (48%)

< $100 (23%)

Chart based on 161 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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2007 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

27000 mi

US $100
Had started to feel a slight vibration when braking at highway speeds - so I decided to put new pads on the front (OEM pads still had 1/2 life left however) and turn the rotors. 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

46000 mi

US $230
Rear pads completly worn out rotors turned. 

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2004 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

48360 mi

C $800
Front pad replacement, rotors rusted and warped, rusted to hub, difficult to remove, rotors not in stock. Dealer paid for use of rental car due to not having rotors in stock. 
63240 mi

C $200
Rear drum shoes replaced, drum okay 
55000 mi 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

57000 mi

US $150
Rear brakes locked as a result of improper bad/caliper alignment. Brake pads replaced as part of repair due to excessive burning. 
68000 mi

US $978
Locked right rear caliper, followed by a locked left rear caliper. New pads/rotors due to damage from locked rear brakes. 
74000 mi

US $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. 
50000 mi

US $539
brakes failed while driving to Chicago. pedal went to floor. Hyundai said 2 back wheel cylinders need to be replaced, and a "flush". 
57000 mi

US $115
last year Stephens Hyundai told me "could not detect problem" rarely drove the car for over a year. Brakes squish, & when braking from 55mph, severe vibration. took for alignment but mechanic said not alignment problem New rotors on front fixed prob 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

135-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

88040 mi

C $75
At the time rotors and pads installed on front. 

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2002 Hyundai Elantra

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

74400 mi 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

65100 mi

C $600
Seized rear brake caliper - replaced. 
89000 mi

US $600
Uneven wear on RR Passenger brake pad. Problem diagnosed as bad caliper, had both rear calipers, rotors, and pads replaced. 
91000 mi

US $70
Squealing brakes, adjusted front brakes.  
96000 mi

US $175
RR Parking brake cable broke, replaced. 

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Hyundai Elantra Brake Problems

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