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2012 Hyundai Elantra Engine Problems

77 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2012 Hyundai Elantra. 8 of these members (10.4%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 12 engine repairs to 2012 Hyundai Elantras--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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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

27900 mi   Noise during acceleration. Replaced exhaust valve under TSB. 
38250   Added Exhaust Heat Shield Brackets while noticing rattle while driving when cold. 
42000   Muffler hanger was corroded 
20000   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. 
1860   strange whirring noise right after cold start up. 
13640 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   engine making valve noise at start up. 
14000   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 
1000   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   Heat shield was loose and therefore making a loud rattle. Mechanic clamped it down. 

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