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2011 Hyundai Elantra Problems and Repair Histories

68 TrueDelta members own a 2011 Hyundai Elantra. 21 of these members (30.9%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 45 repairs to 2011 Hyundai Elantras--an average of 0.7 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2011 Hyundai Elantra problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2011 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 2011 Hyundai Elantra repairs by problem area

22% of the 2011 Hyundai Elantra repairs were to the engine, 9% to the transmission, 2% to the brakes, 9% to the suspension, 36% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 18% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 45 repairs.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2011 Hyundai Elantra

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Hyundai Elantra in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2011 8000    
8000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2011 1000    
7000 0 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. 
25000 0 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. 
60000 0 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. 
70000 150 The car died so I took it in and they said the battery was bad. 
Hyundai Elantra in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 0    
17000 0 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. 
34000 0 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. 
54000 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. 
60000  
Hyundai Elantra in Trinidad and Tobago
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2012 3100    
3100 0 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 
Hyundai Elantra in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2011 21000    
22300 0 Dealer inspected for very noisy engine, similar to noisy valves/diesel sound. Heater failed to work. Dealer replaced heater and A/C control unit 
47000 0 Rattle and thunk in front end 
Hyundai Elantra in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 0    
11000 0 Front passenger speakers sound distorted Replaced ac compresser unit Speakers in front passenger door replaced 
19700 0 Seat belt guide on rear passenger seat broke! Replaced by dealer. 
24000 0 Door sqeaks 
30000 0 Oil pan seal failure 
34000 0 Horn does not work every time for 5-10 minutes after starting a vehicle that has been sitting for more than 5 hours? 
35000 0 Horn issues still! 
37000  
Hyundai Elantra in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 0    
3000 0 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. 
8000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2011 1000    
2000 0 scratches on the back of the glass of the instrument cluster. 
25000  
Hyundai Elantra in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 0    
0 Connector in A-Pillar had bent-pin, preventing dome lights from illuminating upon opening doors. 
13000 0 Door lock switch malfunctioned. Transmission sensor (TSB) 
15000  
Hyundai Elantra in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 0    
1000 0 Remote door opener not working, clock not working. Corrected problem. 
 

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