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2005 Hyundai Elantra repairs by problem area

Engine (37%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (14%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (14%)

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

Other (6%)

Chart based on 187 repairs.

2005 Hyundai Elantra repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (25%)

$100 - $499 (56%)

< $100 (7%)

Chart based on 75 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
Nov 2008

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
Mar 2009

75000 mi

US $170
RH parking brake cable broke. 
May 2009

76000 mi

US $60
LH parking brake cable snapped when engaged. Part was ordered from dealer and delivered 4 days later. Owner installed cable <1hr. 
May 2010

94000 mi

US $100
Rear brakes, pads and rotors, were replaced. 
Nov 2010

102000 mi

US $960
Clutch was found to be slipping. Clutch, pressure plate and throwout bearing was replaced. 
Mar 2012

128000 mi

US $600
Ebrake cables replaced, four (4) brake calipers replaced. 
Apr 2013

150000 mi

US $2300
Manual transmission suffered catastrophic failure resulting in internal components exiting cast housing of transmission. Replacement transmission installed with new clutch and pressure plate. 
Jun 2013

150000 mi
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 2015
Oct 2010

94000 mi

US $140
power steering hose failed 
Jun 2012

110000 mi

US $735
replaced struts to all 4 wheels. Rusted through. 
Jan 2013

112300 mi

US $370
Replaced both headlight fixtures, they were leaking water and corroding the connections then over heating. 
May 2014

131000 mi

US $650
replaced the rear struts, they were leaking. Replaced both front axles, the boots were both broken. 
Sep 2015

144000 mi

US $400
Replace ignition system 
Hyundai Elantra in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2009 - Mar 2010
Apr 2009

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
Nov 2008

46000 mi
Replace passenger side headlight. 
Mar 2009

49000 mi
Headlight burned out. 
Nov 2009

59000 mi
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
Dec 2008

42000 mi
Wheel cylinder leaking, replaced. 
Hyundai Elantra in Oregon, United States
Apr 2008 - Feb 2011
Jun 2008

60000 mi
Driver door window came off track. Dealer fixed, but problem re-occurred within two days. 
Dec 2008

78000 mi

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
Jul 2008

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. 
Dec 2008

40000 mi

US $60
Successfully repaired Driver's Side headlight, and replaced passenger's headlight for matching set. 
Jun 2009

45000 mi
Original steering wheel vinyl deterioration. Replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2009

50000 mi

US $35
Driver-side headlight went out. 3 weeks later passenger headlight also went out. Replaced both headlights successfully. 
Jun 2010

57000 mi

US $10
Passenger side vanity mirror separated from visor. Epoxied it back into place. 
Jul 2010

58000 mi

US $680
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. 
Nov 2010

68000 mi

US $45
Both Headlights out within 3 days of each other. Replaced both. 
Feb 2012

102000 mi

US $623
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. 
Mar 2012

104000 mi

US $469
Front passenger brake caliper seized. Replaced both front brake calipers, bled system, new pads. 
Aug 2012

111500 mi

US $6
Rubber seal on antenna was worn, replaced with part from Hyundai dealer. 
Sep 2012

113000 mi

US $350
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. 
Oct 2012

115000 mi

US $45
Replaced radiator hoses and hose clamps. Radiator flush and fill. 
Nov 2012

115000 mi

US $549
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 2015
Jun 2008

46000 mi

US $230
Rear pads completly worn out rotors turned. 
Dec 2010

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. 
Hyundai Elantra in California, United States
Jun 2008 - Sep 2015
Apr 2008

42000 mi

US $500
Tires all around - Yokohama Avid H4s 
Apr 2009

56000 mi

US $130
Rear brake pads. 
Dec 2009

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. 
Oct 2010

77000 mi

US $600
Plastic tank on radiator cracking is very common, I personally suggest replacing with metal type. 
Dec 2010

78000 mi

US $15
Noticed foglamp was out, replaced both. 
May 2012

94500 mi

US $26
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. 
Dec 2013

108000 mi

US $200
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 ;-) 
Mar 2014

110000 mi

US $350
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. 
Sep 2015

133000 mi
Repaired torn boot 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra Repair Histories

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