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Hyundai Elantra repairs by problem area

Engine (29%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (15%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

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

Other (5%)

Chart based on 1441 repairs.

Hyundai Elantra engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (49%)

< $100 (19%)

Chart based on 261 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2013 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

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

37200 mi Car would not start. Fuel pump needed to be replaced. This was done under warranty. There was no cost to me. 
47000 mi Don't know the exact problem, but it was emissions related and covered under the warranty. Check engine light is coming on intermittently now, so the same problem may be comming back. 
56000 mi Warranty replacement of oxygen sensors...second time in less that 15000 miles 
The car starts OK,But makes a grinding noise after that, Then stops? Only does it in the first time I start it. After that once in the morning it will not go it anymore!! 
22300 mi Had TSB 14-FL-006 performed to try to fix an intermittently rough idle. As I drove home from the dealer the idle was smooth, but the check engine light came on. I will have to return to the dealer for further investigation into this matter. 
18000 mi At random times, extreme shaking while idling at stop light. AC on or off, didn't matter. Dealer said they couldn't find anything. Checked engine mount, scanned for codes, and checked throttle body. Got worse over time. Reported by some other owners. 

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2013 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

2480 mi

C $3000
Hyundai would not cover towing because car more than 100 kms from a Hyundai dealership. Found computer system was fried. Had to wait 8 days for replacement and flights to and from Sudbury at own expense. Incorrect part. Had to replace electrical computer, solenoids, fuses and part of engine wiring harness. Car had to be retimed, replace spark plugs and fuel injectors. Hyundai unwilling to warranty. Car has only 4000 kms. 
9920 mi Exhaust system leak. When driving the car for long periods of time with the windows closed you can detect an exhaust smell in the cabin. 
14100 mi

C $236
Thermostat was stuck open and not heating the cabin. Took to three different Hyundai dealers who only scoped the car and said there was nothing wrong with it. Took to my private mech who services my Mazda. He fixed it. 
13020 mi I had the dealer inspect a loud ticking from the top of the engine. It sounded like a valve that was out of adjustment, its a single prominent consistent loud click that changes with engine speed. They said it was a fuel injector - normal. 

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2012 Hyundai Elantra

Engine not specified

39000 mi

US $200
Engine runs three cylinders 

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2012 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

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

42000 mi Muffler hanger was corroded 
58000 mi Check Engine Light 
20000 mi Car was in for normal maintenance, but I had requested that the rough idle be examined. The ended up replacing the head gasket. This improved mpg but did not solve the rough idle. Car had a rough idle. A week after the prior visit (oil change, with them also replacing the head gasket), I took it back in but they could not reproduce the problem. 
1000 mi Having problems starting the car, but only when left sitting for about 2 hrs. Never had a problem with a cold start or a hot start the dealer was stumped but ultimatly replaced the fuel pump hoping that would solve the problem. 
14000 mi Heat shield was loose and therefore making a loud rattle. Mechanic clamped it down. 
26000 mi Though the battery was weak and replaced a few days ago, the car did not start. In fact, it was fully powered, just would not react to the key being turned. I was able to get it started after about 15 tries. The dealer found nothing wrong! 
38250 mi Added Exhaust Heat Shield Brackets while noticing rattle while driving when cold. 
66000 mi

US $399
Updated firmware. Intake Flush 
51300 mi Check engine light illuminated and threw code P2096. Dealer found open service bulletin regarding this code and adjusted computer sensitivity. CEL reset. 
1860 mi strange whirring noise right after cold start up. 
13640 mi

C $150
ENGINE CONTINUES TO MAKE VALVE NOISE ON START UP FOR ABOUT 5 SECONDS IT USED TO ONLY DO IT WHEN THE ENGINE WAS COLD AND HAD SAT FOR SEVERAL HOURS IT NOW DOES IT AFTER A FEW MINUTES EVEN WHEN WARM 
16120 mi engine making valve noise at start up. 
35000 mi

US $450
stalling 
14000 mi The fuel consumption is TERRIBLE.. less than 20.2 in mixed motoring. I got an Altima whilst the Elantra was in for a bodywork repair and achieved 27.8 doing the same route in the same conditions! The claimed mileage figures are a farce.. too many fellow o 
86000 mi

US $112
Timing belt tensioner replacement 
88000 mi Car died on highway 
27900 mi Noise during acceleration. Replaced exhaust valve under TSB. 

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2012 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

46700 mi Rattle noise from heat shield and exhaust pipe under the car. Dealer reinforced the pipe support with clamps. 
48120 mi Engine wasn't running properly. Completely replaced under warranty. 

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2011 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

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

36000 mi exhaust system was making unusual noise. a broken exhaust clamp was replaced. 
47000 mi Replaced faulty transmission temperature sensor. 
108000 mi

US $301
Replace Oxygen sensor 
28520 mi Baffle came loose in muffler, causing rattling noise. Dealer replaced muffler and pipe under warranty. 
61300 mi

US $50
PVC hose had a leak in it. 
51460 mi

C $100
replaced drive belt - ribbed serpentine belt 
24000 mi Replaced defective oil temp sensor 
145000 mi evap system code p0445, large leak in evap system. can't find leak. replace tubes with hose. still same code. 
7000 mi When exiting the vehicle I smelled antifreeze frequently. The dealer pressure tested it and said there was no leak and that I should be filling it with antifreeze every oil change. I can still smell it and keep adding antifreeze. 
25000 mi There was a rattling noise under car when taking off. The dealer said a weld came loose on a heat sheild. 
60000 mi The high pressure fuel pump went out. To start the car we would have to try and start the car multiple times to build the fuel pressure up so it would start. 
30000 mi Oil pan seal failure 
22300 mi Dealer inspected for very noisy engine, similar to noisy valves/diesel sound. 
30000 mi

US $175
Lifters make a loud ticking sound when engine is cold. It is very annoying. 
32000 mi Intermittant failure of the starter circuit. Push the starter button, and the car comes to life electrically, but does not start. Wait a few minutes, and the car thyen starts. Dealer could not find the problem or fix it. Very disappointing. 
54000 mi

US $330
Rough start, engine light on. Flushed fuel system and reset ECU. 

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2010 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

42160 mi

C $24
Coil Pack failure with damage to spark plugs. Spark plugs not covered under warranty. O2 sensor has to replaced. Ordered. 
78740 mi

C $225
Service engine light came on. Car worked fine buy diagnostic test showed upper O2 sensor fail. Part was $185 at local auto parts store! 
97000 mi

US $500
timing belt replaced, other belt replaced as well 
72000 mi

US $100
The thermostat needed to be replaced. 
11000 mi fuel consumption went down (city driving) from 28 mpg to 20 mpg After complaining to dealer for several months about gas consumption problem, to no avail - engine light finally came on - returned to dealer and they said I had a faulty oxygen sensor - brought the car back to have it replaced. 
29500 mi

US $213
drive belt replaced 
30300 mi engine light went on - diagnosed as catalytic converter needed to be replaced 
60000 mi

US $460
Leaking oil. 
8800 mi Light knocking sound from engine at idle after normal engine temperature is achieved. The knock rate increases with engine RPM but does not get louder RPM.The dealer suspects that it is a connecting rod problem.scheduled for returnto dealer 

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2009 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

81680 mi

C $1118
Squealing serpentine belt replaced. 
81220 mi

C $80
Oil pan leaking due to rust. Replaced oil pan. 

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2009 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

34000 mi noticed exhaust type noise towards the front of the car upon hard acceleration,thought it might be near the engine compartment. Was told they replaced an exhaust manifold gasket. 
43400 mi The immobilizer was intermittently activating preventing my car from starting. The dealership upgraded the software, which had a bug. 
29760 mi Engine light was on, dealer told me there was something wrong with the antennae in the ignition which communicates with the key. Fixed under warranty, 1-2 hours for the repair. 
26000 mi the oil pan was severely rusted out. I had to wait 26 days before they corrected the problem. they were seriously overloaded with recalls for rusted out frames. I lost 10 qts. of oil that leaked out until they replaced the oil pan. 
44260 mi Ignition key pick-up coil for anti-theft developed a problem. Dealer replaced free of charge. 
89500 mi

US $400
Oxygen sensor need to be replaced. 
56000 mi

US $400
Vehicle would not start. A tow was required to get vehicle to dealer. It was determined that the oil control valve had failed. 
57000 mi

US $400
Car would not start consistently. The root of the problem was never discovered. Ended up getting rid of the car. 
1240 mi Reset Engine code P0455. System pass evap diagnostic after. EVAP Solenoid replaced 
70000 mi

US $900
Check engine light came on 

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2008 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

3000 mi Canister valve need to be replaced.  
99000 mi As belt squeal on cold start 
101000 mi

US $350
Key ignition tumbler fell so key would not turn to start car. 
48700 mi Car makes a whining noise, unable to replicate. Dissatisfied with service. Car was driven at 95 mph by mechanic according to my Scangauge. Unacceptable. 
74000 mi

US $178
both O2 sensors needed to be replaced 

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2008 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

36580 mi SES light on for an extended period of time. Dealer unable to fix, traded car. 
60300 mi

US $212
Upper radiator hose developed pinhole leak, needed new hose. 
600 mi Check engine light on --engine stalls 
1800 mi Had to have valve lash adjusters replaced 
2000 mi Blown Engine 
28000 mi Steering angle sensor/clockspring unit replaced under warranty (related to ESC light). 
69200 mi

C $300
engine sensor replaced 
5000 mi Fuel pump replaced as car stall while driving on highway at 65mph. 
1000 mi 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 mi 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. 
1000 mi 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. 
14000 mi check engine light 
58000 mi Oxygen sensor failed. 
74000 mi Engine light stayed on. Caused by a "cannister valve" related to emissions. 
12000 mi Water pump was bad. Replaced, then had to take it back a week later for a cooling system problem...there was air in the cooling system. 
9000 mi Malfunction Indicator Light came on as car started to buck in first gear. Drove to dealer. Dealer replaced oil control valve (FP Number 24355-23763). Problem resolved. 
46000 mi Ignition cylinder needed replacing. Key would not turn in ignition so you couldn't start the car. Had been an intermittent problem earlier, but dealer could not replicate until it failed completely. 
16000 mi

US $124
ECM repair/replace 

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2008 Hyundai Elantra 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

58280 mi

$200
Change of clutch kit 

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2007 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

74000 mi

US $419
Fuel pump losing pressure.  
62000 mi

US $71
Engine light on, engine idling rough. Codes P0016 and P0011 indicated dirty/low oil or Camshaft Position Sensor. Oil change had no effect, bought replacement CPS and replaced it. Thought problem was fixed, returned next day. Engine light on, idling rough. Since CPS didn't fix, took it to my mechanic. Replaced CVVT valve. 

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2007 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

96300 mi

US $120
lower oil pan leak. 
3176 mi Reprogram PCM for Speedo error 
5544 mi Adjust throttle cable/Throttle cable loose and vibrating against firewall. 
121000 mi

US $500
Car was stalling when idling. Replaced the fuel pump. 
86300 mi

US $35
Check engine light, code indicated purge valve solenoid. Replaced solenoid, cleared codes. 
92000 mi

US $300
Leaking oil pan gasket. Replaced. 
113000 mi

US $266
Check engine light on, replaced stop valve 
8995 mi 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 mi

US $150
Replaced/rerouted auto transmission cooler lines to/from external cooler. 
20000 mi

US $38
TSB for intermittent cluster illumination flicker. TSB instructs tech to replace BCM with a new version. Part ordered.  BCM was replaced.  
20000 mi Car is presently in the shop again for gear selector flicker. Dealer is unable to figure out what the problem is. 
21000 mi

US $150
Diagnosis and inspection by BBB autoline per lemon law dispute. 
75000 mi

US $120
fuel sensor replaced. showing on check engine light would turn off when tank was full. half empty would turn on again. 
68000 mi

US $290
Timing Belt tension system was replaced. Timing belt got lose. 

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2006 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

65000 mi Clutch starting to go. 
56000 mi

US $230
Exhaust flex pipe failure due to fraying of woven material around pipe 
58000 mi

US $1300
Replaced Clutch Replaced Power Steering Belt 

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2006 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

113500 mi

US $609
ENGINE CODES 0885 AND THE CODE FOR A BAD CAT. KEPT THE ENGINE LIGHT ON FOR THREE MONTHS. 
167000 mi

US $1800
02 monitors and main crankshaft seals. 
97300 mi

US $150
CO2 sensor, fuel ratio sensor 
105000 mi

US $220
Car conking out 1 or 2 times a day. Had wires , points, plugs and coil replaced. Still occurring. Check engine light has been on for months (O2 sensor). Plan to replace it shortly. 
106000 mi

US $235
Replaced O2 sensor. Seems to have solved the problem. 
109300 mi

US $185
due to increasing noise level, I had to have the "flex pipe" replaced 
8370 mi Replace Throttle Position Sensor Under Warranty 
12000 mi My daughter-in-law's gas pedal froze to the floor yesterday in heavy traffic. She spinned around 3 times before landing in the other lane facing traffic the wrong way. Fortunately no one hit her. He car is now at the dealership she bought it from. On t 
37040 mi

C $39
Came in for a simple oil change and to reflash the computer due to harsh shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear. This is a very good dealership, as have found no excess charges. When the OCV valve went, the electrical connections were simply clean. 
48422 mi upper radiator hose clamp leak, replaced under warranty 
63600 mi vibration noise heard from engine. Timing belt replaced 
43000 mi

US $400
The radiator was cracked on top and was replaced. 
251000 mi

US $1000
The timing belt was replaced. 
52000 mi

US $650
Leak in Coolant hoses. Paid for new hoses, clamps and coolant flush. Also, belt on AC system broke. 
56440 mi

C $400
changed timing belt 
66000 mi

US $15
Running rough-replaced spark plugs....all good. Still has original timing belt. 
77000 mi check engine light on....code p0011, "A" cam shaft position. cleaned oil control valve and screen. 
82000 mi

US $750
Top of radiator had a 6" crack. Had radiator, thermostat and timing belt replaced. 

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2006 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

188020 mi

C $1330
new clutch 
200220 mi

C $278
oxygen sensor replaced 
90520 mi

C $350
Check engine light resulting in replacement of Mass Airflow Sensor 
96100 mi

C $340
Replaced rear oxygen sensor Replaced front O2 sensor 
148180 mi

C $573
Flex pipe had a hole Check engine light was on. Diagnostic tool indicated Bank 1 oxygen sensor needed to be replaced. 
170500 mi

C $350
Radiator was corroded/leaking and needed to be replaced. 
94860 mi

C $663
Check fuel (bad odour), remove fuel tank drain fuel, add fuel system cleaner. Remove and install spark plugs, remove and install ignition wire set, reset all fault codes. Bad fuel. 

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2006 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

49700 mi

US $15
upper radiator hose leaking coolant around end due to build up of sediment. Cleaned, reattached and replaced bypass hose as well. 
47000 mi Elantra was losing coolant; reported on two consecutive oil changes; Dealership ran tests after second report and found no issue. 
75000 mi

US $700
spark plug coil needed replacing 
74000 mi

US $10
sprayed out dirty IAC valve: was straining on acceleration; constant check engine light code 0139, allegedly slow downstream 02 sensor response but had replaced these;had used fuel system cleaner & cleaned throttle body 
76000 mi

US $145
Racing at idle and now even when slowing before stoplight on 55 mph road; brakes could not control vehicle running high RPM without accelerator. Additional $233 for rental car. Changed TPS, no luck; changed IAC despite past cleaning. Luck. 
77000 mi Loud engine noise from front underside at startup idle and under acceleration; suspect intake manifold leak; can't find any muffler or exhaust leak 
77500 mi

US $388
$65 dealer found cracked flex pipe. $243 online for catalytic converter assembly, gaskets, O2 sensor. Tried propane torch, acid, freeze compound, liquid wrench. Finally paid $80 for mechanic to install new exhaust pipe. Reset ECM fuses. 
213000 mi

US $150
The radiator failed; the timing belt and water pump were replaced two months prior. 
58900 mi

C $650
Water pump and timing belt were replaced 
90800 mi

US $40
Replaced Upper & Lower Cooling Hoses. 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

152000 mi Exhaust leak at flex pipe. 
112361 mi

US $86
Check engine light came on and give me a P0171 code. Bought the part and replaced the O2 B1S1. 
113161 mi Replaced the clutch kit and flywheel. They both worn out because of the usage and reached the limit. I replace clutch every 50k miles and flywheel for 100k for optimum performance. Not mechanical malfunction.  
114000 mi I dont know what i did but my radiator hose has a crack or leak or something that make my car steam while i am driving. I think it came after i rev up to 8krpm with 1st gear. lol that was awesome. reached more than 40mph 
115000 mi

US $224
code P0172. I thought it was my exhaust leak and yes there was a flex pipe leak.replaced and Erased the code. Then it came out again. Cant figure out what was it until I grabbed my scanner. LTFT was -12 so replaced the air filter 
140000 mi

US $600
Worn Belts were repaired 
64480 mi P0456: Problem with the pressure in the fuel tank. Fixed by tightening the fuel cap properly. Another CEL (assuming P0456) lighted up during a trip in a region with a lot of mountains, refueling and tightening the fuel cap made the CEL disappear by itself. Maybe a filter in the fuel tank vacuum system is dying... 
149700 mi

US $97
Replaced clutch 
89300 mi

US $80
Replaced valve cover gasket. 
110000 mi Intermittent starting issue 
100000 mi

US $800
would not start 
52000 mi

US $210
Replaced upper O2 sensor under warranty. However, rear brake pads were found to be worn out. I had the dealer replace pads and service rotors. Since my mileage is mostly on interstates, it seems the rear pads wore out prematurely. 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

59000 mi

US $1000
oxygen sensor Car was not changing gears properly..they did some stuff to fix it..can't remember what though. 
90000 mi

US $200
needed new muffler 
61380 mi

C $1000
Replaced timing Belt 
98400 mi

C $600
Fault code P0449 Emission System. Replaced Canister Purge Valve, Shut off valve and Canister. 
110000 mi

US $250
Original ignition wires were worn and replaced. 
95000 mi

US $2000
Radiator broke Engine got overheated 
78000 mi

US $150
Engine overheating. Thermostat and radiator hose replaced. 
62000 mi The check engine light was on briefly for a day. While it was on, I was able to find out that the oxygen sensor 1 bank 1 needs to be replaced. I've ordered the part and plan to install it when the engine light is back on again. 
71000 mi

US $80
Both oxygen sensor failed. Covered under extended warranty with deductible of $100. Replaced flex pipe. Covered under warranty. ($120) Replaced upper radiator hose. ($80) 
55000 mi

US $320
Replace oxygen sensor. 
59000 mi 2 Oxygen sensors needed to be replaced. The dealer had to order parts. Dealer replcd parts 
63000 mi Accessory belt squealing. 
127000 mi the car heated up. i believe it was a head gasket 
75500 mi

US $565
Failure of radiator core. Replace radiator core, thermostat, all coolant hoses. 
67000 mi

US $500
Replaced timing belt 
62000 mi

C $1550
Upper radiator hose clamp replaced to stop very small leak 
144000 mi

US $400
Replace ignition system 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

113000 mi

US $350
Notified that coolant was low. Shop requested to do pressure test. Declined, later able to diagnose as old hoses and worn out hose clamps. 
115000 mi

US $45
Replaced radiator hoses and hose clamps. Radiator flush and fill. 
117000 mi

US $96
Radiator developed crack in plastic housing along the top of the radiator. Replaced radiator. 
139460 mi

C $100
changed the upstream O2 sensor 
140740 mi

C $150
replaced leaky radiator 
133000 mi

US $500
Check engine light came on. Fuel economy on trip computer dropped by about 20%. Brought to dealer and the front O2 sensor was bad. Had dealer replace it. Fixed the problem. 
123700 mi

US $300
Flex pipe rusted out. Caused loud exhaust. Part was $225 online and independent mech wanted $135 to install. Performed install myself. 
159000 mi

US $400
Water pump needed to be replaced again. Was an aftermarket pump that had originally been replaced about 1.5 years ago. Replaced both O2 sensors. 
174000 mi Flex pipe rotted out again. Was covered under warranty. 
178300 mi

US $500
Gas filler neck rusted. Tripped evap check engine light. 
53320 mi O2 sensor caused check engine light; shop reported that they could not find source and advised I could carry on without fixing. 
71300 mi

C $3000
Clutch needed replacing Spark plug came loose, flew through engine compartment, threw off timing. Technician claimed someone must have incorrectly seated it; was original plug 
102460 mi

C $75
installed new flex pipe... aftermaket, oem front exhaust pipe too much money 400-500 dollars 
110980 mi

C $100
Front o2 sensor turning on check engine light 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

67000 mi

US $250
Hole in exhaust on engine side of flex tube. 3rd repair for same problem. 
76000 mi

US $150
recommended upper and lower radiator hoses be changed not done at this time due to estimated costs of hoses will do at another shop. 
90000 mi

US $700
Catalytic Converter rusted apart. 
57800 mi

US $1100
Car vibrates at idle. Indy shop replaced two motor mounts, probably not Hyundai parts. Dealer replaced other two. Still vibrates, because of non-Hyundai parts? 
58200 mi

US $475
Dealer replaced the two aftermarket OEM mounts the indy shop put in with Hyundai OEM parts. The car now performs as designed, and the vibration at idle is gone. 
59000 mi

US $200
Check engine light came on, and a scan using a code reader indicated a malfunctioning upstream O2 sensor. The dealer replaced the sensor. 
234980 mi

A $500
Top tank on radiator split, radiator replaced. 
161000 mi

US $200
ONE OF MOTOR MOUNTS WAS REPLACED WHILE CAR IN FOR TUNE-UP 
165000 mi

US $400
REPLACED RADIATOR REPLACED PULLEY 
215000 mi

US $1295
crankshaft sensor replaced 
69000 mi Motor Mount to the transmission Check Engine light is now on approx 1.5 weeks after being at the dealer for repair. I have not taken it in yet. 
69500 mi

US $197
Thermostat installed faulty replaced under warranty at my shop. Rear brake pads 
70500 mi Faulty Thermostat-possibility Hyundais don't like aftermarket parts. 
71000 mi

US $100
Radiator. I took it to my mechanic (outside of the dealership) the top seam was going from his visual inspection. It still was able to be driven to the dealership and dropped off that evening. 
74000 mi

US $50
Temp. Sensor I thought was changed the last trip set off the check engine light. CEL back on afterwards. 
75500 mi Replaced total exhaust system Cad converter, muffler etc. New motor mounts. 
175000 mi

US $1300
Engine mounts needed replacing. Lots of loud clanking and vibration at high speeds. Thought it was suspension and/or tires. Found out the expensive way (trial and error) that it was engine mounts. 4 mounts and transmission mount. 
65000 mi

US $425
Car overheated was towed to dealer. They determined that the cooling system had several faults. Replaced hoses, thermostat and flushed system. 
77000 mi

US $600
Plastic tank on radiator cracking is very common, I personally suggest replacing with metal type. 
110000 mi

US $350
O2 sensor threw some codes. Turned out a leaky upper radiator hose had corroded the sensor connections. 

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2004 Hyundai Elantra

Engine not specified

103540 mi

A $2400
auto became unreliable kept changing into 2nd gear whenever it felt like it 
140000 mi

US $1200
Car overheating, no leak, antifreeze being lost, changed water pump (x3) and thermostat (x2), tensioner, got car back, after about 2-3 weeks is currently doing the same thing. unable to determine problem, adding antifreeze every week. 

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2004 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

184000 mi

US $600
Replace clutch, worn out. 
96500 mi

US $600
Replaced the clutch, it was slipping but working. 96K miles is good for BOSTON driving 
107000 mi

US $140
Replaced Alternator, Power Steering, and AC Belts. 
103300 mi

US $300
Radiator leaking leading to overheating, replaced. 

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2004 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

69000 mi

US $1400
Complete engine replacement. Oil was blowing out by gasket and engine started knocking. (No warning signs of oil dripping/burning, happened within a 1000 miles of prev. oil change. Common problem apparently.  
74400 mi

C $200
Exhaust flex pipe blew due to rusting out. Exhaust shop welded in a new dual braided flex pipe, and put in turbo muffler while there. 
89280 mi

C $1500
Seam blew on radiator, required new radiator. Hoses, clamps, thermostat changed, coolant system completely flushed. 
55000 mi Ignition switch periodically "grabs" key and will not release it. Car will not start when this happens. Car surged and bucked at highway speed. Dealer could not pinpoint a cause other than the "non-Hyundai" spark plugs installed (they are Denso Iridium plugs). Recommended "full tune-up" before further troubleshooting. Took car to 2nd dealer for diagnosis of surging/bucking problem. This dealer kept car overnight and had a tech drive it home and back in an attempt to duplicate the problem. Could not duplicate so no repair recommended. 
118000 mi

US $70
Car overheating and smelled antifreeze so brought in for repair since they installed thermostat in Dec09. Called dealer prior to verify if under warranty and was told yes for 12 months. Since over 12K miles refused to cover repair. 
119000 mi

US $300
Replaced only water pump and belt despite dealer stating thermostat needed replacement. A relative and a mechanic friend did work. No problems since. 
30000 mi

US $7
Replace gas cap due to PO449 code generated by ECM. 
39680 mi

C $300
O2 sensor malfunctioned. Replaced. 
60600 mi

C $200
Exhaust center pipe replaced 
67580 mi replaced extension pipe and muffler 
121000 mi

US $600
Check engine light was on. Replaced O2 sensor and welded in a new section on the catalytic converter. 
58500 mi radiator cracked, had to be replaced 
159300 mi The coolant keeps leaking 
72000 mi

US $130
Flex pipe in exhaust was leaking. Sound level increased. Cut out old one and welded in new pipe. 
95200 mi

US $22
Replaced leaking flexpipe in exhaust. Cut out old section and weld in new section. 

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2004 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

116000 mi

US $100
Replaced fuel pump and fuel filter 
144300 mi

US $65
Radiator developed a slow, weeping leak across top seam. Replaced radiator and fluid. 
39475 mi

US $167
Flex pipe in exhaust system broken, replaced 
39900 mi

US $65
Replaced downstream O2 sensor after O2 heater stopped working. 
54000 mi

US $712
Motor mount broken. 

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2004 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

137000 mi

US $180
We don't know what the problem is. Car engine rpms rev,but speed stays the same, then systems start shutting down til everything dies and car shuts off - won't start again. Had the car towed from dealer to independent repair shop, after dealer said alternator/ battery were bad & wanted too much money. Towed to independent shop where the alternator & battery checkd out fine. Still don't know what'w wrong. 
29140 mi O2 sensor bank 2 defective. 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra

Engine not specified

122500 mi

US $800
Engine light with difficulty accelerating/shifting. Spark plugs/wires changed, problem fixed for ~1 week, returns now with transmission issue and cracked catalytic converter. 
126000 mi Engine locked up while driving on interstate. Req's new engine - car is being sold for scrap. 
74000 mi

US $200
Replace downstream oxygen sensor. 
52000 mi

US $1191
Check engine light on because vehicle needed new catalytic converter. New spark plugs. Replaced alternator belt myself. 
124620 mi

C $199
Flex Pipe was damaged. Engine light was on with Error code for SLow response at O2 sensor at lower stream. Hyundai said to replace whole pipe including catalytic converter, too expensive, flex welded at Midas. 
134540 mi

C $1600
Oil was leaking from top of engine (rocker Gasket was leaking.) 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

135-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

125000 mi

US $550
Catalytic converter had failed sometime in last 8 months. Replaced. $1100 OEM 
150000 mi Replaced exhaust because it was rusted. Replaced timing belt and power steering belt 
3700 mi Throttle adjustment 
31990 mi Fuel pressure damper 
66946 mi

US $290
Timing belt, drive belts; Replace fuel pump (warranty recall, no charge) 
178581 mi

US $50
Fuel pressure damper 
113000 mi

US $50
Oil Leak. 
74000 mi

US $398
Failed Air Intake Control Valve (AICV). Vehicle would shut down after two minutes at idle. Difficult to diagnose for technician--no codes. Part not in stock. 
US $560 replaced cat. converter 
140000 mi Replaced cracked radiator. 
140000 mi

US $242
O2 sensor... 2nd sensor I've replaced. 
71700 mi

US $250
gasket leak 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

135-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

41425 mi Check engine light with code P0455 Evaporative Emission Control - Purge valve fault. Purge valve is replaced under the warranty. 
88000 mi

US $300
Two catalysts toasted. Removed the first and replaced the second with aftermarket 
97000 mi

US $250
A damper pulley was cracked and replaced 
161300 mi

US $460
Timing belt and oil leak 
105000 mi

US $960
Oil leak.  
83700 mi

C $240
radiator exploded 
86800 mi

C $75
Engine check light. Replaced gas tank cap. 
102300 mi leaking engine cover gasket, needed timing belt. all of these would have cost $2,000, got rid of car. 
74000 mi car was making an exhaust leak sound, then I got a check engine light. I brought the car to Midas they said that the flex hose had a break and that was causing the exhaust leak. The flex hose was covered under the Hyundai Warantee. 
82000 mi

US $144
Replaced leaking radiator. 
129000 mi

US $50
The engine was stalling when coming to a stop. Mechanic couldn't figure out why. It was severely low on coolant and after adding coolant, the problem worked itself out. It never showed a sign of overheating until the mechanic looked at it 
65000 mi spark plug seal broken which caused oil to be burned in engine resulting in catalytic converter problems later 
125000 mi catalytic converter on the exhaust manifold has gone bad. approx cost of repair is around 800 or more 
98000 mi

US $500
Radiator was leaking out of the top near filler cap. Replaced under extended warranty. Cost would have been ~$500 
12000 mi Fuel Pressure Regulator replacement. Replaced under warranty. 
20000 mi Fuel Pressure Regulator replacement. Dealer replaced as a precaution, I had not experienced any problems. Replaced under warranty. 
69000 mi

US $150
Replace MAP sensor. 
91000 mi

US $95
Replaced Canister Purge Solenoid (for P0441) 
61000 mi

US $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. 
129000 mi

US $300
Car would drive fine for a while then go into "limp mode" Also, noticed that the speedometer would go crazy every once-in-a-while. Replaced O2 sensors, spark plugs and wires. Problem persisted. Replaced input speed sensor. Problem gone. 
130000 mi

US $90
Trouble starting and hesitation/studdering when accelerating. Engine would sometimes go into "limp mode". Wouldn't go above 15mph. I replaced the ISS, didn't work, so then I replaced the fuel filter and fuel pump. Runs perfectly. 
128300 mi

US $150
Thermostat failed in the closed position and caused the radiator to blow. 
153000 mi

US $129
Flex on exhaust was replaced due to holes in it and surrounding pipe. 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 111hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

139000 mi Catalytic converter rattling, replaced. 
166000 mi Diesel pump had a slight leak which made starting the car difficult in the mornings. Removed pump and took to a diesel engine specialist who replaced all the seals. Hyundai dealer had told me I needed a new pump at $1200! Pump now refitted. All OK 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

135-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

60140 mi

C $350
Timing belt and water pump change. Sparkplugs and coolant. 
69440 mi engine would not fire, but would crank over. Ground issue with coilpacks. Cleaned contacts and re-ran battery ground 
111600 mi

C $75
rear engine mount torn 
125240 mi

C $300
radiator leaking at top, small leak. replaced radiator and fluid 
110700 mi

US $1100
Replace clutch, brake pads, oil change.  
150 mi Coolant hose re-attached (leaked, overheated) and sunroof rails lubricated (noisy). 
85000 mi Valve cover gasket oil leak (minor). 
96000 mi

US $550
Radiator cracked catastrophically. 
90000 mi

US $420
check engine light on, poor acceleration. O2 sensor replaced cracked serpentine belt. Replaced 
90000 mi

US $1500
clutch slipping. replaced timing belt replacement 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

135-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

50000 mi

US $300
Catalytic converter rusted and needed replacement. 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

89000 mi

US $304
catalytic converters 

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2002 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 111hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual FWD

123040 mi

C $300
Gas lines leaked. 

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2002 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

144500 mi

US $380
Radiator was replaced after it blew out 
149000 mi

US $180
Replaced worn clutch 
89000 mi

US $70
Exhaust noise / leak. Replaced flex pipe. 
103000 mi

US $400
replaced throttle position sensor Replace idle actuator assembly 
124000 mi

US $530
failed emission test, bad catalytic converter = replaced  bad throttle position sensor = replaced 
128500 mi

US $456
replaced clutch 
163000 mi

US $167
check engine light no. 3 cylinder mis-fire, replaced fuel pump assembly 
168000 mi

US $125
oil leak - replaced valve cover gasket 
174000 mi

US $208
check engine light - replaced Purge Control Valve, Evaporative Canister Vent Solenoid Valve and Canister Assembly 

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2002 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

60000 mi

US $950
Thermostat broke-choked the air conditioning (my first clue that something was wrong).Took it to dealership for diagnostic - they said error code in AC, bring it back Monday. 1 day later radiator blew. Check engine light won't go off. 
39060 mi

C $211
Leaking intake manifold gasket 
40300 mi

C $60
Reprogramming of transmission control module to eliminate 2-3 shift flare. 
40300 mi

C $55
2-3 shift flare 
67000 mi

US $240
Rough idle, P0302 code cylinder misfire - replaced intake manifold gasket 
199000 mi

US $240
Car would hesitate and misfire after starting and running about 2 miles. Replaced: crank sensor, cam sensor, vehicle speed sensor, spark plugs, and fuel pump(complete assy). Still showing same symptoms. Will report when I figure it out. Replaced the throttle position sensor but still had the same hesitation. Turned out almost all my head bolts were loose.. Lesson learned: check the cheap easy stuff first. Runs fine now. 
110000 mi

US $80
TPS sensor replaced and calibrated 
118000 mi

US $200
Spark plugs and wires, power steering belt tensor, brake pump seals, valves cover gasket kit 
138000 mi

US $600
Blew the top of the radiator out. New Aftermarket radiator and thermostat was installed. 
167000 mi Would die in warm temperatures with A/C on. 
47000 mi

US $600
Emissions leak at gas cap, and canister 
102000 mi check engine light came on dealer said the o2 censer was bad and was replaced and light is still on, now I am unable to get a license plate renew sticker for the car, since I have had 2 traffic tickets as result, dealer has no idea why 
70060 mi

C $75
The flex pipe was leaking. Had to purchase a new one and weld it on 
79980 mi

C $100
Broken purge valve causing the engine light and very noticable noises at idle RPM. Replaced purge valve 

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2002 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

159960 mi

C $750
Cracked Valve Cover 
49000 mi

US $40
Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) replaced 
111000 mi

US $250
Fuel pump fusible link was blown. Replaced fuel pump, filter and pressure regulator. Replaced fusible link. Replaced crank angle sensor which failed simultaneously. Repaired a short to the fuel pump.Wire harness was crushed at rear seat. 
118000 mi

US $9
Replaced intake manifold gasket. Cleared MIL code. 
127000 mi

US $49
replace spark plug wires to correct MIL warning. 
174000 mi

US $87
replaced radiator. Did not replace hoses, cap nor thermostat. We'll see. 
113000 mi

US $600
Car overheated. Brought in for repairs. Had radiator replaced. 
119000 mi

US $1081
Clutch replaced, flywheel resurfaced. 
129000 mi

US $2400
Hole in 2nd cat pipe; replaced assembly ($600). 
141000 mi

US $2000
Replaced leaking radiator. Had leaking radiator for nearly 1 year. 
148000 mi

US $120
Exhaust: flex pipe rusted through. Replaced entire flex-pipe / rear catalyst assembly. 
167000 mi

US $480
Replaced leaking fuel lines 
64000 mi hole in exhaust pad 
91500 mi

US $730
Fuel filler tube would accept only a minimum amount of gas. Removed gas tank, cleaned air vent, replaced charcoal filter. replaced fuel filter (routine) 
82000 mi

US $500
Radiator cracked near the top (cheap plastic) which allowed coolant to leak out. Luckily car started overheating near a shop. 
86000 mi

US $120
check engine light came on. gas mileage has decreased and engine revs much higher at idle 
117180 mi

C $200
timing belt replacement, idler and tensioner replaced at same time 
131440 mi

C $50
valve cover gasket replaced - leaking oil. air and oil filter change.  
122760 mi

C $125
Rocker cover gasket and rubber washers which hold spark plugs were replaced. 
124620 mi

C $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 mi

C $729
flex pipe had rotted out. it was replaced 
137640 mi

C $845
Replaced timing belt. 
140740 mi

C $210
the seam on my radiator blew and the car leaked antifreeze 
174840 mi Front pipe leak at manifold when sold. 
91000 mi

US $70
High idle on cold start, cleaned idle motor. 
112000 mi

US $60
CEL code 420, diagnosed as bad Catalytic Converter.  
48360 mi Check engine light came on...wheel rotation code...dealer can't understand or fix, light still on today, yet no actual problems with the car. 
57040 mi changed flexible on the muffler pipe. 

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2002 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

70000 mi

US $5000
Entire engine and system replaced after a local flood destroyed the rods in the engine. Also replaced the air conditioning, and disconnected the cigarette lighter as it was causing the battery to short circuit. Thankfully, insurance covered 
88000 mi

US $80
Replaced leaking Radiator. Plastic housing was cracked all the top front portion near the filler cap. 
92000 mi

US $60
Carbon Canister clogged carbon pellets came loose in the lines, back pressure could not properly fill gas tank, pump nozzle kept cutting off. Took like 10 minutes to fill up tank 
93000 mi

US $22
Check Engine Light P0451 P0455 Manifold Purge Valve, Evaporation Control System 
140000 mi

US $1000
Blown Headgasket. Decided to replace engine rather than have the engine taken apart piece by piece. Was told by three shops that could possibly cost much more money if the head is not able to be repaired. Chose to just replace the engine with used engine. 
92000 mi

US $85
Transmission won't shift out of 3rd gear. P0715 Computer code. Replaced Input speed sensor. 
142000 mi

US $600
Running roughly at cold idle. Tune up and throttle body service cured problem. 
81840 mi

C $1200
Leaking radiator replaced. 

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2002 Hyundai Elantra 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

56000 mi Replaced timing belt,and water pump.....mech. said tensioner was ok 

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2001 Hyundai Elantra

Engine not specified

90000 mi

US $300
Radiator blew out the plastic top. Needed a new radiator. 

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2001 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

176000 mi

US $100
Bad connecting rod bearings. Bearing replacement and a crankshaft polish was done without removing it from the car. 
120000 mi

US $150
Bad O2 sensor caused check engine light to come on. I have replaced at least 2 O2 sensors in the past. 
125000 mi

US $400
Car overheated but running heat corrected problem. Added coolant several times but appeared to not fill. Mechanic determined a failed (leaking) water pump and replaced. 
129300 mi

US $100
O2 sensor 
137000 mi

US $100
My O2 sensor system is intermittent. A new O2 sensor did not correct the problem. I think it is likely the electrical harness or a grounding issue. 
155000 mi adjujsted timing belt to remove squeeking sound 
159000 mi

US $200
O2 sensor 

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2001 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

38877 mi

US $610
Exhaust and catalytic converter  
42300 mi

US $165
Car had a CEL indicating P0715 - bad transmission speed sensor. The CEL would come on, and the car would stay in whatever gear it was in and not upshift. If you turned off the car, and started it up again, it reset and everything was fine 
139500 mi

C $160
failed to ignite 
158500 mi

US $400
Replaced fuel injectors - solved a bad cold hesitation. Replaced original fuel filter. Then replaced pump & filter assembly due to faulty filter causing loss of residual system pressure and difficulty starting. 
160000 mi

US $35
Replaced bad MAP/IAT sensor. Diagnostic computer detected intermittent readings from the intake air temperature sensor, which is also part of the MAP sensor. It's cheap and easy to replace. 
190000 mi

US $26
Replaced braided flex coupling in exhaust system, which had rusted out. 
114700 mi

$125
TCM codes read, faulty input speed sensor which has to be replaced. Engine briefly stalls when i step on accelerator, Check Engine light comes on. ECM codes read that pointed to problem associated with exhaust manifold and/or catalytic converter. repair cost involved too high, so nothing has been done so far 
140000 mi The main engine bearing was starting to go. Sold to shadetree mechanic who was going to rebuild the engine. 
189000 mi

US $300
Replacement of timing belt and all other belts. 
190000 mi Check engine light came on. Front oxygen sensor replaced. Light soon back on, same code. Probably catalytic converter. Car running fine, would be expensive to repair, so living with light. 
201000 mi

US $98
Oxygen sensor error code. Replaced sensor. The CEL and code came back after about 75 miles. Our mechanic said that the next step would be to check out a possible catalytic converter issue or even a possible computer issue.  

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2001 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

81298 mi

A $844
Clutch slipping and becoming difficult to upshift gears. Clutch disc, pressure plate and thrust bearing replaced; flywheel machined, and rear main oil seal replaced. 
83854 mi Rear main oil seal started leaking after clutch and rear main seal repair in August. Rear main seal replaced, and labour charges covered, under original repairer's warranty. 

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2001 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

97540 mi

C $50
Key would not turn, ignition switch locked up. 
158000 mi

US $200
Needed new radiator 

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2001 Hyundai Elantra 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

120900 mi

C $350
Check engine light, reset, 1 wk later CEL again and car runs VERY rough. Gasket at #3 cyl is worn away and there is a vacuum leak. Gasket replaced, problem solved. Mechanic had a hard time diagnosing the problem and tried replacing parts at first. 

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2000 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Wagon

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

154000 mi

US $100
Bad spark plug wires kept car from starting.  Dirty throttle body was affecting idle and causing stalls. Now needs tires (fourth set on car since new). 

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2000 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Wagon

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

167000 mi

US $3000
Head gasket 

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