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Hyundai Elantra repairs by problem area

Engine (29%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (15%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

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

Other (5%)

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Hyundai Elantra suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (23%)

$100 - $499 (47%)

< $100 (21%)

Chart based on 194 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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2008 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

5000 mi Power steering stopped working one cold morning. Shut engine off and started again, and steering worked fine. No other issues since, but brought into the shop anyway. They found code C2412. Remove and replace EPS column. 

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2007 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

8250 mi

US $125
Found the factory rear upper control arm bends/flexes when the suspension moves, which causes camber to go out of specification. Upper arm is not designed properly, this it is unsafe to drive the car. Replaced both upper control arms on rear suspension wi 
20000 mi

US $38
Steering column clunk. Dealer found the noise on all other Elantras. Noise is normal. 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

42000 mi Wheel cylinder leaking, replaced. 

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2004 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

55000 mi Suspension clunking when going over small bumps at low speed. Front sway bar bushings and end links were replaced. 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

135-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

88040 mi

C $75
Lower control arm bushings replaced along with mod of strut/springs.  
109120 mi

C $75
Passenger-side Tie Rod End loose, replaced. Also changed driver side. Valve cover gasket leaking. 
169880 mi

C $50
Control arms rotted, engine subframe bolts broken. 

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2002 Hyundai Elantra

Engine not specified

125240 mi

C $90
Right hand front wheel bearing failed at 200,100 Km. Bearing replaced, and car in perfect form again. 

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2002 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

115320 mi

C $275
Right rear wheel bearing howling like a banshee. back to serenity now that its been replaced. 
159960 mi

C $750
Front right wheel bearing 
899076 mi

C $160
tie rod on drivers side. 
119660 mi

C $480
High pressure and return power steering lines were replaced. 
128340 mi

C $729
drivers front wheel bearing was nearly ceased 
137640 mi

C $845
I had a right front wheel bearing replaced. 
146940 mi

C $500
the steering linkage arm snapped causing the tire to nearly fall off. car was inoperatble. many steering components and engine mounts had to be replaced as a result of this. some of the repair was recall (about $1100, my share was $500) 
145080 mi

C $50
Sway bar bushing made clunking sound. Replaced sway bar with upgraded part from a Tiburon (18mm sway bar). Replaced bushings. Clunking sound gone. Handling greatly improved with larger sway bar. 

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2001 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

92000 mi

US $600
Rear struts replaced. 
126000 mi

US $875
Right front tie rod ends loose. Replace right front hub bearing. Left front ball joint nut loose. Alignment, tuneup. 
140000 mi the front wheel bearings needed replacement 

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Hyundai Elantra Suspension Problems

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