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Hyundai Elantra repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

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

Other (6%)

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Hyundai Elantra body repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (4%)

$500 - $999 (1%)

$100 - $499 (9%)

< $100 (85%)

Chart based on 82 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

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

14300 mi Two chunks of the weatherstripping around driver's door had come off (cause is unknown). The dealer replaced it under warranty. 
35000.0 mi Defect paint on trunk causing rust, sand and paint. 

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2014 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

145-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

16000 mi Replaced glove box because it would not latch on both sides. 

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2014 Hyundai Elantra 2dr Coupe

173-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

9000 mi My sunroof would not close completely dealer said it was reset by technician 
12200 mi The sunroof wasn't closing properly again. This time a component was replaced. 
20000 mi Sunroof module needs replacement 

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2013 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

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

5000 mi The right rear passenger door was misaligned and it was noticeable in the gap between the door and the rear quarter panel. 
38000 mi Excessive paint chipping occurred in 2014. In areas where paint and e-coat was chipped rust started to form. Hood, front fenders and a-pillars were painted under warranty. 
23000 mi Steering wheel was replaced due to the leather wrapping flaking along the top edge. This was purely a cosmetic defect. Replacement and alignment was done under warranty at no cost to me 
45000 mi "Rattle kit" installed in B-pillar headliner, was unsuccessful 

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2013 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

18900 mi Replaced two squeaky rear door check links 
3880 mi

C $4000
Paint peeling on rear bumper. Trunk lid is out of adjustment causing water leakage and damage into trunk. Not warranty because hit hard from the rear in December 2013, Hyundai denying warranty claims. Rear light fog up with moisture. 
19840 mi Moisture in the rear lights. Existed at time of trade-in. Also, the front headlights had started a similar issue of moisture after washing the car of a heavy rain. 
61460 mi

C $17
front left wheel well liner broke going thru snow/slush. was removed, am awaiting replacement part 

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2012 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

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

19000 mi Replace peeling steering wheel Interior rattles 
9920 mi leather on steering wheel was peeling apart. 
29000 mi Paint was peeling off inside of driver's door exterior handle. Dealer had handle repainted under warranty. 
54000 mi leather steering wheel peeling 
27400 mi Steering wheel leather was peeling off. 
32340 mi

C $300
guard under bumper was replaced after it started rattling and making a bunch of noise. I think it was pothole related. 
56780 mi Paint peeling on hood, approximately one inch round, getting larger. Paint did not adhere to primer, Hyundai would not do anything because it is over warranty period even though it an obvious manufacturing defect. 
42000 mi Visor clip was broken 
10000 mi Dash rattles. Dealer "could not duplicate problem" 
14300 mi Rattles 

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2012 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

36000 mi

US $1400
tire dwell panel needs to be replaced 
50220 mi

C $1300
Replaced gear shift knob. The metallic plating was flaking off and very sharp. Hyundai refused to cover this as an "impact" caused problem. That is BS as all of the plating was coming off and had never been "impacted." Rear view mirror replaced due to flaking of mirror surface. Hyundai replaced it under warranty. 
13700 mi passenger sunvisor broke, waiting for replacement. 
14760 mi

C $285
passenger visor defective,falling apart(item on back order) 

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2011 Hyundai Elantra

Engine not specified

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

13000 mi Clear coat coming off front wheels. Submitted warranty claim. 
14000 mi Passenger side visor not staying up, no tension on retainer. Staying in dropped down position. 
25000 mi 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. 
29760 mi replaced cracked driver's left foot rest 
2000 mi scratches on the back of the glass of the instrument cluster. 
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. 
19300 mi Seat belt guide on rear passenger seat broke! Replaced by dealer. 
24000 mi Door sqeaks 

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2010 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

30100 mi Window trim was beginning to turn ash grey -- discoloring. 
40900 mi Weather stripping around driver door began to fray 
56360 mi "Chrome paint" on plastic interior front door handles was stripping. The handles were replaced under warranty. 
111300 mi

US $138
interior door handles replaces due to worn chrome finish which I did not observe 
58000 mi Delaminating of the Inside Drivers Door Handle. The chrome peeled off but was fixed under warranty. 
75640 mi

C $1
interior door levers. Sharp edge caused laceration. Replaced through recall. 
41000 mi peeling chrome on 2 interior door release levers 
50000 mi Also Replaced Weatherstrip That Split. 
55000 mi 2) Cracked Moulding From Previous Repair By Dealer 
80100 mi 2nd time interior door release handles were replaced under warranty due to peeling metal cover on release pull with sharp edges 

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2009 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

87600 mi

C $200
Exterior door handle piece broke in cold weather. New replacement piece painted and installed. 

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2009 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

24000 mi Cracking and or popping noises come from the rear wimdow/frame area. This seems to occur on hot dry days and when going over rough pavememt and bumps. The shop admitted that they have had similar complaints, but couldn't replicate. 
34000 mi On hot days the rear window makes a cracking noise when car is turned right over rough pavement or upon entering an entrance off the highway. Shop admitted the problem has been reported by other elantra owners but could not duplicate it. 
39000 mi rear window seal had to be replaced as it the rear window made awful squeaking,cracking,rattling noises on hot days when making sharp turns  
42700 mi Replaced the Front Window seal. It had been leaking a little air and water and making cracking noises, much like a previous problem with the back window. 
12500 mi Back window was making a popping noise. Dealer reseated window and replaced trim. Problem fixed. 
6000 mi Cont of rear window problem. Delayed repair until Suspension work was done. No parts, window simply reset in frame. NO way to tell if problem is fixed - with warmer weather noise went away. 

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2008 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

62700 mi

US $32
Driver's side sun visor broke. Would not stay in up position. Replaced with a used part. 
4200.0 mi 1.Sunroof leaking 2.Added one quart of oil that was lost from an oil leak. 3.Engine clattering and idle at 1500rpm with miss while wet conditions 4. Strong smell of fuel/exhaust smoke/CEL on 5. Loosing coolant 
19000 mi The console padded top between the two front seats has a crack in it. The dealer says, to bad, not covered by warranty. The dealer stated he has had several complaints about this problem.  
21000 mi they replaced the console cover also - under warranty. 
4960 mi Clearcoat issues on trunklid.. resolved by repainting trunklid.. warranty fix. 

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2007 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

103000 mi 2nd attempt to repair water leaking into the tail lights. 

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2007 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

15542.0 mi glove box rattle, vent rattle. Vent reinsulated and glove box "stops" replaced with updated design. Did not stop rattle in glovebox. I made my own fix by installing small, foam circles similar to furnature anti scuff pads. Fixed problem. design flaw. 
29000.0 mi Rattle noise coming from interior (3 spots) 
35000.0 mi Rattle noise coming from interior (more than 3 spots). Wasn't able to completely fix the problem. 
19000 mi Rattle in dash behind instr cluster. Dealer thought AC vent duct hitting other itnms, made their repair. Noise is still there, still sounds like the something in the duct.  
21000 mi no action on same problem as July 
23000 mi Door handle interior noise - not sure if it is completely fixed. Dash panel noise - heard but not repeatable so no completion. 
64000 mi Water leaking into trunk, dealer states not covered under extended bumper to bumper warranty, minimum 3 hour charge for labor - not completed. 
17000 mi Sun visor broke off at the hinge/mount. It was replaced for free under warranty. 

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2006 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

45260 mi

$50
Under body Rattles problem 

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2006 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

43000 mi

US $10
plastic cap for one of three latches to secure child seat from cargo bay cracked in 3 pieces, tried superglue but cracked again when items placed in trunk, had to order entire assembly to replace cap 
57000 mi upholstery on one of the door handles has split at seam, revealing foam rubber underneath. No action has been taken. No trip has been made. 
58700 mi Since mobile glass unit repaired second of two rock dings in windshield (pressing tool into windshield), there's been a rattle upper passenger's side trim. Pushed around trim panels; seems to have disappeared. 
62700 mi

US $10
Passenger side AC vent squeaking loudly; removed per online manual, lined with Velcro. Passenger side window control panel squeaking, pried off, lined with hobby shop felt. Pass side radio cover & defrost vents still rattle but can't remove 
66200 mi

US $5
passenger door still rattling; removed door panel, lined contact points with stick on foam 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

16 mi Replaced colour defective interior door trim piece at delivery of the Elantra. 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

62000 mi

C $1550
Rubber on steering wheel decaying and "chipping" off 
75200 mi Multiple sites of paint blister and rust appearance. 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

45000.0 mi Original steering wheel vinyl deterioration. Replaced under warranty. Original steering wheel vinyl deterioration. Replaced under warranty. 
57000.0 mi

US $10
Passenger side vanity mirror separated from visor. Epoxied it back into place. Passenger side vanity mirror separated from visor. Epoxied it back into place. 
110800 mi

US $6
Rubber seal on antenna was worn, replaced with part from Hyundai dealer. 
24000.0 mi Warranty work to fix finnicky power mirrors, loose driver's seat and a loose interior trim panel. 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

60000 mi Crack around rear lock.  Cover on front lights turning opaque.  
62000 mi

US $5
All trim on the inside of the hatchback is coming off. It covers the electrical systems etc. First piece broke off years ago. Multiple shops have said they would order it etc. Last shop said parts not available. Used duct tape to fix.  

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2004 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

13020 mi Sunroof motor failed, replaced in warranty 
41540 mi Driving Wheel 's surface cracked, replaced in warranty. Then i sewed leather on the new one to prevent this from happening again (cost 25 euro). 
117700 mi

US $229
Big rust hole noticed on Passenger side. Not fixing it tho. 
122000 mi Big rust hole on passenger side. 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra

Engine not specified

52000 mi Driver side rear door handle cracked and partially gone but still functional. Not replaced at time of loss. 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

135-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

49700.0 mi driver's side door trim replaced --developed cracks 
95900 mi

US $200
Oxidation and loss of clearcoat on roof. Sanded, primed, and repainted with VIN matched paint. 
5000.0 mi Replaced mirror due to wind-noise. Warranty repair, no cost. 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

135-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

65000 mi needed paint (oxidized) 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

135-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

73160 mi

C $50
investigating standing water in spare tire well and hatch wheel well. Re-applied hatch seal with silicone. 
C $25 Found leak in body panel seam above hatch. Added rocker guard paint over seam gap. 
6000.0 mi Shift knob replaced. (Peeling) 
58000.0 mi Passenger vanity mirror cover replaced (broke). 

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2002 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

190000 mi A arms and sub frame rusted out they were all replaced under recall 

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2001 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

201000 mi

US $98
The car has 202,000 miles on it, the paint is worn off on the hood and trunk, and the rocker panels are beginning to rust through in spots. 
212600 mi

US $25
Replaced broken exterior door handle- driver's side front. 
216000 mi Paint worn off, rockers rusting. 
185000 mi

US $250
Major rust repair - replaced front fenders and repaired rustthrough on rear quarter panels. 
200000 mi

US $16
Welded support pieces onto frame under passenger side, to repair rust holes. 

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