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2005 Hyundai Elantra Repair Histories

91 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2005 Hyundai Elantra. 43 of these members (47.3%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 169 repairs to 2005 Hyundai Elantras--an average of 1.9 per vehicle--have been reported.

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2005 Hyundai Elantra repair cost distribution

Chart based on 68 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Elantra in Indiana, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2010
22000 mi   Heater-A/C controls do not work correctly. Air comes out of whatever vents it wants. The recirc button goes on and off by itself. Took car to dealer in June, they said bring it back in the winter. It will return in January. In early 2008, the driver seat came loose at floor. It is a recall problem. They fixed it, and now a few months later, it is doing it again. I will try again to fix. 
Hyundai Elantra in New Jersey, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2013
75000 mi US $170 RH parking brake cable broke. 
76000   LH parking brake cable snapped when engaged. Part was ordered from dealer and delivered 4 days later. Owner installed cable <1hr. 
94000   Rear brakes, pads and rotors, were replaced. 
102000   Clutch was found to be slipping. Clutch, pressure plate and throwout bearing was replaced. 
128000   Ebrake cables replaced, four (4) brake calipers replaced. 
150000   Manual transmission suffered catastrophic failure resulting in internal components exiting cast housing of transmission. Replacement transmission installed with new clutch and pressure plate. 
150000   Exhaust leak at flex pipe. 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Hyundai Elantra in Washington, United States
Jan 2009 - Sep 2014
94000 mi US $140 power steering hose failed 
110000   replaced struts to all 4 wheels. Rusted through. 
112300   Replaced both headlight fixtures, they were leaking water and corroding the connections then over heating. 
131000   replaced the rear struts, they were leaking. Replaced both front axles, the boots were both broken. 
Hyundai Elantra in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2009 - Mar 2010
62000 mi C $1550 Rubber on steering wheel decaying and "chipping" off CV boots cracked and/or torn Upper radiator hose clamp replaced to stop very small leak Driver's power window operating slowly, lugging, stopping. Warranty will replace window track and hardware (but motor is OK) Front brake pads replaced (were at <15%) and rotors machined. Brake fluid flushed, replaced, bled, rear brakes deglazed, cleaned, adjusted, emergency brake adjusted, minor parts for emergency brake replaced under warranty 
Hyundai Elantra in Illinois, United States
Apr 2008 - Jun 2011
46000 mi   Replace passenger side headlight. 
49000   Headlight burned out. 
59000   2 Oxygen sensors needed to be replaced. The dealer had to order parts. Dealer replcd parts 
Hyundai Elantra in California, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
42000 mi   Wheel cylinder leaking, replaced. 
Hyundai Elantra in Oregon, United States
Apr 2008 - Feb 2011
60000 mi   Driver door window came off track. Dealer fixed, but problem re-occurred within two days. 
78000 US $150 Engine overheating. Thermostat and radiator hose replaced. 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Elantra in Florida, United States
May 2008 - Nov 2012
36000 mi   Rear passenger side window ceased functioning. Was told the motor was burned out and needed to be replaced. They ordered the part. They replaced the window motor and window was still non-functional. The invoice says it was a short in the multi-function switch (I'm assuming the one in the driver's side door) which they then replaced. 
40000 US $60 Successfully repaired Driver's Side headlight, and replaced passenger's headlight for matching set. 
45000   Original steering wheel vinyl deterioration. Replaced under warranty. 
50000   Driver-side headlight went out. 3 weeks later passenger headlight also went out. Replaced both headlights successfully. 
57000   Passenger side vanity mirror separated from visor. Epoxied it back into place. 
58000   Took car to shop for new tires and alignment. Shop notified me that the front driver CV axle was broken and needing replacement. Successfully replaced CV joint and installed new tires. 
68000   Both Headlights out within 3 days of each other. Replaced both. 
102000   Experiencing spongy clutch. Diagnosed as a leaking clutch slave cylinder. Shop replaced both master and slave cylinders. Interior Driver's door handle ceased working which at the repair shop. They denied responsibility. Cable diagnosed as issue at a second repair shop. Replaced cable. 
104000   Front passenger brake caliper seized. Replaced both front brake calipers, bled system, new pads. 
111500   Rubber seal on antenna was worn, replaced with part from Hyundai dealer. 
113000   Notified ball joint was about to tear out. Shop replaced driver's front control arm, ball joint, and end link. Notified that coolant was low. Shop requested to do pressure test. Declined, later able to diagnose as old hoses and worn out hose clamps. Notified rear sway bar was "clunking around." For performance, I am going to upgrade to a larger sway bar once I have a new part. 
115000   Replaced radiator hoses and hose clamps. Radiator flush and fill. 
115000   Radiator developed crack in plastic housing along the top of the radiator. Replaced radiator. Notified front passenger side CV boot was cracked and required replacement. 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Hyundai Elantra in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2012
46000 mi US $230 Rear pads completly worn out rotors turned. 
76000   recommended upper and lower radiator hoses be changed not done at this time due to estimated costs of hoses will do at another shop. 
Hyundai Elantra in California, United States
Jun 2008 - Sep 2014
42000 mi US $500 Tires all around - Yokohama Avid H4s 
56000   Rear brake pads. 
65000   Car overheated was towed to dealer. They determined that the cooling system had several faults. Replaced hoses, thermostat and flushed system. 
77000   Plastic tank on radiator cracking is very common, I personally suggest replacing with metal type. 
78000   Noticed foglamp was out, replaced both. 
94500   Had to replace both headlamps. Not sure if they both went at the same time or not but I saw one go first thing in the morning and upon inspection i noticed both were out. 
108000   CV joint boots are cracked and need to be replaced. Due to minimal cracking, part(s) will be replaced at a later date when finances have improved after Xmas ;-) 
110000   O2 sensor threw some codes. Turned out a leaky upper radiator hose had corroded the sensor connections. Replaced both CV joints, boots were cracked and one was leaky. 

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