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Hyundai Elantra Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

1083 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Hyundai Elantra. 159 of these members (14.7%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 74 transmission and drivetrain repairs to Hyundai Elantras--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Hyundai Elantra problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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

Don't infer 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 Hyundai Elantra repairs by problem area

30% of the Hyundai Elantra repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 15% to the brakes, 16% to the suspension, 19% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 7% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 922 repairs.

Hyundai Elantra transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the Hyundai Elantra transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 27% cost less than $100, 43% between $100 and $499, 16% between $500 and $999, 11% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500.

Chart based on 141 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2009 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Hyundai Elantra in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 2000    
2300 0 car pulled right-fixed:swapped front tires. transmission leak-fixed:sealed transmission mount bolt. 
48000  

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2007 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Hyundai Elantra in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 14000    
16300 165 Engine oil/filter change Transmission service. Noticed trans fluid was dark brown and smelled burnt. ATF was overheating due to blockage in the transmission. Had to remove the filter to access the blockage to remove it. 
20000 0 Transmission TCC valve inactive when transmission is started out in 3rd gear but is active once the gearshift is put in drive and back into 3rd gear. Trans TCC valve is supposed to work in both 3rd and 4th all the time. 
 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Hyundai Elantra in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 60760    
62000 1550 CV boots cracked and/or torn 
 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Elantra in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 40300    
41540 0 3 gears were off - replaced...? 
80600  

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

135-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Elantra in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 50000    
57000 115 problem with clutch pedal too high, clutch slow to engage - Stephens Hyundai told me "no problem existed" Friend told me clutch needs replaced soon, common probl in this year and make  
 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

135-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Hyundai Elantra in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 60000    
65000 220 Drivers side CV axle boot was torn, entire axle was replaced.  
 

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2002 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Elantra in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 89000    
103000 140 replaced clutch master cylinder 
151000  

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2002 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Elantra in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 85000    
86000 0 Problems shifting into 2nd gear. Dealership could not reproduce problem.  
140000  

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2002 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Hyundai Elantra in North Dakota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 75000    
76000 0 Automatic transmission shifting hard into third gear when engine is cold. Dealer scanned the transmission codes-there were none and was told that the transmission was acting as the manufacturer intended. 
 

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2001 Hyundai Elantra

Engine not specified

Hyundai Elantra in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 82000    
84000 140 Clutch throwout bearing blew apart and needed replacement. 
 

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