2011 Hyundai Elantra Problems and Repair Histories

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2011 Hyundai Elantra repairs by problem area

Engine (24%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (32%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (14%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 63 repairs.

2011 Hyundai Elantra repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (40%)

< $100 (40%)

Chart based on 5 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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2011 Hyundai Elantra

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Hyundai Elantra in Texas, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2011
Jun 2011

8000 mi
Significant panel gap between driver door and dashboard. Most noticeable when door is closed 

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2011 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

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

Hyundai Elantra in Texas, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2015
Jan 2012

7000 mi
The car pulls left and right randomly and for no reason. When exiting the vehicle I smelled antifreeze frequently. The dealer pressure tested it and said there was no leak and that I should be filling it with antifreeze every oil change. I can still smell it and keep adding antifreeze. 
Apr 2012

25000 mi
The front end was popping when placed into gear. The dealer said the front axles were not lubricated properly. There was a rattling noise under car when taking off. The dealer said a weld came loose on a heat sheild. The floor mat was coming loose and moving over the gas pedal. They said the carpet was installed incorrectly and they are replacing all of the carpet. 
Jun 2013

60000 mi
The high pressure fuel pump went out. To start the car we would have to try and start the car multiple times to build the fuel pressure up so it would start. 
Sep 2013

70000 mi

US $150
The car died so I took it in and they said the battery was bad. 
Mar 2015

112000 mi

US $40
The AC stopped working. Found a small leak on the high pressure hose. Recharged and currently works fine. 
Hyundai Elantra in Virginia, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2015
Jan 2012

17000 mi
starter motor turning over, but ignition wouldn't catch. Tow company was unable to start the vehicle as well. Car started next morning at the dealer with no intervention. Tested OK. 
Nov 2012

34000 mi
Experienced extremely rough shifting. Check engine light came on, then went off. Dealer was able to pull codes and determine that this was a known problem with an oil sensor. 
Nov 2013

54000 mi

US $330
Rough start, engine light on. Flushed fuel system and reset ECU. Also replaced driver's side sun visor, which would not stay in place. Covered by warranty. 
Hyundai Elantra in Trinidad and Tobago
Jan 2012 - Mar 2015
Feb 2012

3100 mi
Light knocking sound from engine at idle after normal engine temperature is achieved. The knock rate increases with engine RPM but does not get louder RPM.The dealer suspects that it is a connecting rod problem.scheduled for returnto dealer 
May 2014

24020 mi
Positive battery terminal replaced due to loose fit. 
Hyundai Elantra in Washington, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2013
Jan 2012

22300 mi
Dealer inspected for very noisy engine, similar to noisy valves/diesel sound. Heater failed to work. Dealer replaced heater and A/C control unit 
Jun 2013

47000 mi
Rattle and thunk in front end 
Hyundai Elantra in New York, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2015
Oct 2011

11000 mi
Front passenger speakers sound distorted Replaced ac compresser unit Speakers in front passenger door replaced 
Jul 2012

19700 mi
Seat belt guide on rear passenger seat broke! Replaced by dealer. 
Dec 2012

24000 mi
Door sqeaks 
Jun 2013

30000 mi
Oil pan seal failure 
Nov 2013

34000 mi
Horn does not work every time for 5-10 minutes after starting a vehicle that has been sitting for more than 5 hours? 
Dec 2013

35000 mi
Horn issues still! 
Jun 2014

42000 mi
I was told I needed ( BRAKE MAINTENENCE) at a cost of $199.99 . This sounded fishy. I declined. I took my vehicle to a Dunn tire here in NY( I have been doing business with them over 10 years)and had them inspect brakes.Dealer tried a fast1 
Dec 2014

46000 mi

US $55
Intermittent , the horn will/ will not sound.. was told may be fuse...?? 
Hyundai Elantra in Illinois, United States
Nov 2010 - Aug 2012
Apr 2011

3000 mi
Noise from front of car @1200-1900 RPM light load. Dealer diagnosed as 'cradle rattling.' Removed LF(anti-swaybar?)strut, tightened links, and tightened cradle. This eliminated the objectionable noise. 
Aug 2011

8000 mi
Actuator for A/C recirculation door found to be not physically attached. Was connected electrically so showed as working on computer scan. 
Hyundai Elantra in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2011 - Apr 2013
Jun 2011

2000 mi
scratches on the back of the glass of the instrument cluster. 
Hyundai Elantra in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2010 - Mar 2013
Jan 2011 Connector in A-Pillar had bent-pin, preventing dome lights from illuminating upon opening doors. 
Jan 2013

13000 mi
Door lock switch malfunctioned. Transmission sensor (TSB) 
Hyundai Elantra in New York, United States
Dec 2010 - May 2013
Mar 2011

1000 mi
Remote door opener not working, clock not working. Corrected problem. 

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2011 Hyundai Elantra Repair Histories

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