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2012 Hyundai Elantra Engine Problems and Repair Histories

76 TrueDelta members own a 2012 Hyundai Elantra. 6 of these members (7.9%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 10 engine repairs to 2012 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 2012 Hyundai Elantra problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2012 Hyundai Elantra problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2012 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 2012 Hyundai Elantra repairs by problem area

23% of the 2012 Hyundai Elantra repairs were to the engine, 7% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 9% to the suspension, 26% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 21% to the body and trim, and 7% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 43 repairs.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2012 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

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

Hyundai Elantra in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2014 38000    
42000 0 Muffler hanger was corroded 
Hyundai Elantra in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2011 0    
38000 0 Added Exhaust Heat Shield Brackets while noticing rattle while driving when cold. 
45000  
Hyundai Elantra in Iowa, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2012 0    
20000 0 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. 
38000  
Hyundai Elantra in Oregon, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2012 3000    
14000 0 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 
18000  
Hyundai Elantra in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2012 0    
1860 0 strange whirring noise right after cold start up. 
16740 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 
16740 0 engine making valve noise at start up. 
Hyundai Elantra in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2012 1000    
1000 0 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 0 Heat shield was loose and therefore making a loud rattle. Mechanic clamped it down. 
15000  

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