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2011 Hyundai Elantra repairs by problem area

Engine (25%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (12%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 73 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 Illinois, United States
Feb 2011 - Aug 2014
Mar 2014

28000 mi
Car refused to crank or start. All the lights were well lit and bright, but no start. We were stranded! This has happened twice before. The dealer can find no problem each time it goes in for service. Will probably get rid of the car. 
Jun 2014

30000 mi

US $175
Manual shift mechanism failed and was replaced under warranty. Lifters make a loud ticking sound when engine is cold. It is very annoying. 
Aug 2014

30000 mi
Intermittant failure of the starter circuit. Push the starter button, and the car comes to life electrically, but does not start. Wait a few minutes, and the car thyen starts. Dealer could not find the problem or fix it. Very disappointing. 
Hyundai Elantra in California, United States
Feb 2013 - Sep 2016
Jan 2015

61300 mi

US $50
PVC hose had a leak in it. 
Sep 2015

67000 mi
Ignition or It still happens and the dealer acts like there is nothing wrong. Sometimes it will not start, you have to turn key wait then turn downward and it will start. I replaced the battery, starter and it still did not correct problem 
Hyundai Elantra in Nova Scotia, Canada
Feb 2011 - Feb 2016
May 2014

32420 mi
Left rear shock leaking. Replaced under warranty. 
Hyundai Elantra in District of Columbia, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2014
Jan 2014

28000 mi
Buttons on left of steering wheel were malfunctioning. Speakers were no longer emitting sound. 
Hyundai Elantra in Illinois, United States
Aug 2011 - Dec 2013
Oct 2013

133000 mi
Worn out. 133000 on brakes 
Hyundai Elantra in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2011 - Sep 2016
Nov 2013

26040 mi
install new right front outer tie tod 
May 2014

29760 mi
replaced cracked driver's left foot rest 
Nov 2014

38440 mi
When I took the car in for service the tech though the shifter felt loose. (I hadn't noticed anything wrong.) Torqued nuts to 180FT/lbs as per spec. 
May 2015

44640 mi
replace fan motor assembly 
Sep 2015

49600 mi
The car started jerking forward when accelerating and stalled once. The problem ended up being the temperature sensor which was replaced 
Nov 2015

51460 mi

C $100
replaced drive belt - ribbed serpentine belt 
May 2016

56420 mi

C $1200
new front and rear brake pads, rotors 
Hyundai Elantra in Virginia, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2016
Dec 2014

108000 mi

US $301
Replace Oxygen sensor 
Hyundai Elantra in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2016
Apr 2015

47000 mi
Replaced faulty transmission temperature sensor. 
Hyundai Elantra in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2016
Aug 2016

38700 mi
Transmission Temp Sensor was faulty, covered under powertrain warranty. Existing TSB was referenced. 
Hyundai Elantra in Florida, United States
Feb 2012 - Sep 2016
Feb 2012

22000 mi
Replaced steering wheel under warranty, new wheel peeled at 50,000. 
Hyundai Elantra in Maine, United States
May 2011 - Sep 2016
Nov 2015

24000 mi
replaced bad right front wheel bearing. Left front was ok. Done under manufacturer warranty. 
Hyundai Elantra in West Virginia, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2016
Nov 2015

53000 mi
shifter cluncking into gear R and D. Dealer replaced Transmission Fluid Temp Sensor Harness - 46307-3B650 5 qts ATF-SP-IV-M Check Engine Light On' Dealer reflashed the ECM 
Aug 2016

65000 mi
Recall for Power steering problem 
Hyundai Elantra in Texas, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2016
Sep 2015

54000 mi
Check engine light on. Code: PO711. Replaced transmission sensor under warranty. 
Hyundai Elantra in Colorado, United States
Apr 2011 - Jul 2016
Sep 2013

52000 mi
Rear shock absorber failure Fuel door latch needed adjustment as it did not always open. 
May 2015

82500 mi

US $30
Front sway bar links bearing plastic material worn allowing rattle with small road imperfections. 
Hyundai Elantra in Washington, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2014
Jul 2013

36000 mi
exhaust system was making unusual noise. a broken exhaust clamp was replaced. 
Hyundai Elantra in New York, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 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 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 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 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 New York, United States
Dec 2010 - May 2013
Mar 2011

1000 mi
Remote door opener not working, clock not working. Corrected problem. 
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 - Jun 2016
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 Iowa, United States
Jul 2011 - Oct 2013
Jun 2013

46000 mi
The radio/nav quit making sound. I contacted the dealer to see what might be the issue. Dealer said it would cost $90 to diagnose. Internet researce said to disconnect battery for 10 minutes to reset radio. This advice worked. 
Hyundai Elantra in Virginia, United States
Feb 2012 - Sep 2016
Apr 2012

13000 mi
Clear coat coming off front wheels. Submitted warranty claim. 
Jun 2012

14000 mi
Passenger side visor not staying up, no tension on retainer. Staying in dropped down position. 
Mar 2013

24000 mi
Replaced defective oil temp sensor 
Hyundai Elantra in Ontario, Canada
May 2011 - Sep 2016
Apr 2012

11740 mi
Outside temperature sensor malfunctioned. Display was reading abnormally high temperatures, up to 80 deg. C. New sensor ordered, has not arrived yet. 
Aug 2013

28520 mi
Baffle came loose in muffler, causing rattling noise. Dealer replaced muffler and pipe under warranty. 
Apr 2014

35700 mi

C $500
Disks needed turned and calipers cleaned due to sticking / scoring after 55000 km. 
Aug 2016

65100 mi

C $165
Check engine light came on. Required ECM reflash with software supposed to prevent this error code from reoccurring. 
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 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. 

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2011 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Elantra in Hungary
Mar 2013 - Jan 2014
May 2013

12860 mi
a spring on the clutch plate broke 

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