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Hyundai Elantra Engine Problems and Repair Histories

1082 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Hyundai Elantra. 245 of these members (22.6%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 277 engine repairs to Hyundai Elantras--an average of 0.3 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 929 repairs.

Hyundai Elantra engine repair cost distribution

Of the Hyundai Elantra engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 21% cost less than $100, 50% between $100 and $499, 18% between $500 and $999, 8% between $1000 and $2499, and 2% more than $2500.

Chart based on 215 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Hyundai Elantra Engine problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Elantra in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 3000    
3000 0 Canister valve need to be replaced.  
36000  

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2008 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Hyundai Elantra in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 1000    
5000 0 Fuel pump replaced as car stall while driving on highway at 65mph. 
 
Hyundai Elantra in Iowa, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 1000    
1000 0 08 Elantra SE was recalled: fuel pump replacement. Since then, car continues to fail to start (cranks but won't turn over) when sitting for ~2.5-4 hours. When it sits for 8-9 hours or more, it starts fine. Dealer will repair in Nov 2008. 1006 ttl miles. 
1000 0 This was the third fuel pump in a vehicle with less than 1400 miles. Third time is a charm. Orig pump was bad, recall caused replacement with another bad pump, third pump was good - finally. I sleep better knowing it now starts reliably. 
41000  
Hyundai Elantra in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 0    
1000 0 Oil Control Valve had to be replaced. Fuel pump was replaced. Although this is a recalled part, car was losing power / running rough. Felt like it was about to stall. Technician indicated diagnostic code revealed OCV was causing this. Fuel pump replaced also due to recall at same time. 
25000  

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2007 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Hyundai Elantra in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 TSB 040-10-010. Recalibrate Speedometer TSB campaign. Speedometer was off by 8 mph. HMC reprogrammed the TCU to accept the speedo cluster in the car. Clusters in the automatic equipped v vehicles are conflicting with the TCU software showing inaccurate sp 
14000 150 Replaced/rerouted auto transmission cooler lines to/from external cooler. 
20000 38 TSB for intermittent cluster illumination flicker. TSB instructs tech to replace BCM with a new version. Part ordered.  BCM was replaced.  
20000 0 Car is presently in the shop again for gear selector flicker. Dealer is unable to figure out what the problem is. 
21000 150 Diagnosis and inspection by BBB autoline per lemon law dispute. 
 

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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    
61000 500 AC went out, turned out that the car was running hot which caused the computer to turn off the AC. Replaced thermostat, upper and lower hoses, added coolant and recharged AC. 
 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

135-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Elantra in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Coolant hose re-attached (leaked, overheated) and sunroof rails lubricated (noisy). 
85000 0 Valve cover gasket oil leak (minor). 
96000 550 Radiator cracked catastrophically. 
 

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2002 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Elantra in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 89000    
89000 70 Exhaust noise / leak. Replaced flex pipe. 
103000 400 replaced throttle position sensor Replace idle actuator assembly 
124000 530 failed emission test, bad catalytic converter = replaced  bad throttle position sensor = replaced 
128500 456 replaced clutch 
151000  

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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
Jun 2008 114080    
122760 125 Rocker cover gasket and rubber washers which hold spark plugs were replaced. 
124620 45 Front pipe at the manifold is coming loose causing an exhaust noice on start up. Wheel bearing driver front is worn and beginning to make noice. Tires were loud - uneven wear, weather cracking. Tires replaced. Other work not done. 
128340 729 flex pipe had rotted out. it was replaced 
137640 845 Replaced timing belt. 
140740 210 the seam on my radiator blew and the car leaked antifreeze 
173600 0 Front pipe leak at manifold when sold. 

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2002 Hyundai Elantra 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Hyundai Elantra in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 55000    
56000 0 Replaced timing belt,and water pump.....mech. said tensioner was ok 
 

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