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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%)

Chart based on 1522 repairs.
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Hyundai Elantra repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (21%)

$100 - $499 (54%)

< $100 (15%)

Chart based on 447 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

Hyundai Elantra problems by year

before 2000 (0%)

2001 - 2003 (29%)

2004 - 2006 (27%)

2007 - 2010 (27%)

2011 - 2013 (16%)

2014 - 2016 (1%)

2017 - present (0%)

Chart based on 1524 repair trips.
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Personal Experiences of the Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Elantra Personal Experiences: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This is the third Elantra I have owned and operated. All of them have been maintnance free and a pleasure to drive to and from work and on both short and long trips. full 2013 Hyundai Elantra review
2012 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
We originally bought a 2011 Hyundai Elantra and we loved it, so when the dealership offered us a 2012 at the same price with $0 down, we traded our 2011 in. full 2012 Hyundai Elantra review
2009 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
This is second Elantra SE. First one is 2007 SE with few flaws. full 2009 Hyundai Elantra review
2005 4dr Hatch 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
My 2005 Elantra performed magnificently for 7 plus years. Other than a couple of minor issues (covered under warranty), it was maintenance free and very reliable. This combined with it being fun to drive with a large cargo capacity gave me supreme confidence in Hyundai and the Elantra. full 2005 Hyundai Elantra review
2005 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
My family has owned four Hyundai vehicles since 1999 and none of them has been undependable or needed anything beyond normal maintenance. full 2005 Hyundai Elantra review
Hyundai Elantra Personal Experiences: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
09 elantra bought based on 07 satisfaction. See ride smoothness and interior, but this car has been dowgraded from 07 to 09 EXCEPT steering feel has improved (that is NOT ride or handling - the power assist is less and feels better). 09 handles no better full 2009 Hyundai Elantra review
 

Hyundai Elantra Problems and Repair Histories

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