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2003 Hyundai Elantra repairs by problem area

Engine (51%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (13%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (6%)

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2003 Hyundai Elantra engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (15%)

$100 - $499 (46%)

< $100 (29%)

Chart based on 41 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2017 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

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

3300 mi Threw a rod - yes, threw a rod - after only three weeks. Spent two months waiting for dealer to jump through the necessary hoops to get a new engine. First new engine had low compression. Had to order a second new engine. 

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2014 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

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

19000 mi When the engine was not at operating temp, at wide open throttle, it would "bog" down and lose power. Misfire & stalled once. Replaced fuel pump, cleaned injectors and then replaced all 4 coil packs. 

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2013 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

13020 mi I had the dealer inspect a loud ticking from the top of the engine. It sounded like a valve that was out of adjustment, its a single prominent consistent loud click that changes with engine speed. They said it was a fuel injector - normal. 
13820 mi Door slider clips worn and making scraping noise when opening and closing doors. I regularly cleaned and lubed these but they still wore out easily. Replaced by dealer, no charge. 
19200 mi Replaced two squeaky rear door check links 
19800 mi 2nd complaint regarding loud ticking sound from cylinder head, sounds like valves have no oil supply. Goes away after 20 mins. Dealer said it is a fuel injector and is normal. I disagree since it goes away after 20mins. 
20460 mi Replaced failed o2 sensor under warranty 
620 mi Road noise, car bounces when striking a bump, stalls frequently, poor gas mileage Hard shift into 5th and 6th gear. A lot of times shift into 6th is actually downshift to 4th. 6th gear very hard to shift into. 
2480 mi

C $2000
*dup Half way between Sudbury and Timmins the car just died. No power at all. Weather was clear and sunny. Called Hyundai from a truck stop at Hwy 144 and road 526 and was told that car had to be within 100 kms of a dealership to be towed. Hyundai would not cover towing because car more than 100 kms from a Hyundai dealership. Found computer system was fried. Had to wait 8 days for replacement and flights to and from Sudbury at own expense. Incorrect part. Had to replace electrical computer, solenoids, fuses and part of engine wiring harness. Car had to be retimed, replace spark plugs and fuel injectors. Hyundai unwilling to warranty. Car has only 4000 kms. 
4320 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. Rear window defogger not working. XM radio antenna had to be replaced. 
5580 mi

C $125
Once again the wheels were out of alignment. This car is only highway driven, Hyundai cannot explain why every 2,000 Km it is out of alignment. 
6380 mi Out of alignment again. Severe pull to the right 
6820 mi

C $560
Electronic steering fails intermittently 
9920 mi Transmission slips between gear 2 and 3 (6 speed manual). Electronic sensors do not "lock" in the gear. Exhaust system leak. When driving the car for long periods of time with the windows closed you can detect an exhaust smell in the cabin. 
14100 mi

C $236
Thermostat was stuck open and not heating the cabin. Took to three different Hyundai dealers who only scoped the car and said there was nothing wrong with it. Took to my private mech who services my Mazda. He fixed it. 
16080 mi

C $286
Right Rear out by -.55 Mfg spec max is -0.2 Rear axle of Elantra's are pre-set at the factory. Car pulls to the right. 
19840 mi Exhaust leak was a poorly tightened clamp by Hyundai. My private mechanic tightened it and no more leak. Rear defogger not working was again an issue of a wiring harness that was not coupled properly. 
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. 

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2013 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

18000 mi At random times, extreme shaking while idling at stop light. AC on or off, didn't matter. Dealer said they couldn't find anything. Checked engine mount, scanned for codes, and checked throttle body. Got worse over time. Reported by some other owners. 
19000 mi I had a TSB performed that replaced a broken plastic axle washer with a metal one. What prompted this was a clicking sound on acceleration from a start, and lift throttle conditions. 
22300 mi With 21,748 miles on it my Hyundai Elantra has a bad wheel bearing on the front passenger wheel. This is being covered under warranty Had TSB 14-FL-006 performed to try to fix an intermittently rough idle. As I drove home from the dealer the idle was smooth, but the check engine light came on. I will have to return to the dealer for further investigation into this matter. 
30300 mi Transmission temperature sensor needed to be replaced. 
47000 mi Don't know the exact problem, but it was emissions related and covered under the warranty. Check engine light is coming on intermittently now, so the same problem may be comming back. 
56000 mi Warranty replacement of oxygen sensors...second time in less that 15000 miles 
80000 mi recall...now getting a knocking from the transmission like a valve spool sticking...nuther trip to the dealer is scheduled. NOTE: this is the only major issue in 80K miles! EXCEPT for the LOUSY MILEAGE--28 to 29 MPG on cruise/car pool lane 
99000 mi Lost the paddle shifter...dealer wanted $700 to fix. Found a manufacturer's TSB on this problem, but dealer still refused to deal with it. Had prior problems with the shift lockout preventing starting. 
112000 mi Took car in for recommended maintenance change of transmission fluid and other small items. Car came back with the paddle shifter inoperative, and the air conditioner locked on. Dealer refused to acknowledge the problem was theirs. 
14260 mi no charge Under garantee 
16120 mi exhaust system was repalced 
37200 mi Car would not start. Fuel pump needed to be replaced. This was done under warranty. There was no cost to me. 
The car starts OK,But makes a grinding noise after that, Then stops? Only does it in the first time I start it. After that once in the morning it will not go it anymore!! 

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2012 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

46700 mi Rattle noise from heat shield and exhaust pipe under the car. Dealer reinforced the pipe support with clamps. 
48120 mi Engine wasn't running properly. Completely replaced under warranty. 

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2012 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

4000 mi Tire pressure warning activated intermittently 
11000 mi Tire pressure warning still comes on at random intervals 
14000 mi The fuel consumption is TERRIBLE.. less than 20.2 in mixed motoring. I got an Altima whilst the Elantra was in for a bodywork repair and achieved 27.8 doing the same route in the same conditions! The claimed mileage figures are a farce.. too many fellow o 
1000 mi Having problems starting the car, but only when left sitting for about 2 hrs. Never had a problem with a cold start or a hot start the dealer was stumped but ultimatly replaced the fuel pump hoping that would solve the problem. 
14000 mi Heat shield was loose and therefore making a loud rattle. Mechanic clamped it down. 
27900 mi Noise during acceleration. Replaced exhaust valve under TSB. 
31620 mi No audio sound from any sources. Dealer could not fix and had to order part. 
24000 mi Bluetooth fails to initialize and connect phone. 
29000 mi Paint was peeling off inside of driver's door exterior handle. Dealer had handle repainted under warranty. 
34300 mi Noticed brakes were sticking on in rear, causing reduced fuel mileage and increased rolling resistance. Dealer determined rear brake calipers were seized and faulty. Replaced under warranty. 
43300 mi Alternator bearing was throwing grease around engine compartment. Dealer replaced alternator. 
51300 mi Check engine light illuminated and threw code P2096. Dealer found open service bulletin regarding this code and adjusted computer sensitivity. CEL reset. 
69000 mi

US $114
Blower motor is making a metal-on-metal grinding noise. I dropped the assembly and found nothing inside that could be making the sound. Part was ordered and replaced by me. 
84000 mi I noticed a clanking noise when starting from a stop. Dealer found half shaft washers were worn but was unable to separate the parts to replace. Tightened down half shaft nuts as interim fix. 
1860 mi strange whirring noise right after cold start up. 
9920 mi leather on steering wheel was peeling apart. 
13640 mi

C $150
ENGINE CONTINUES TO MAKE VALVE NOISE ON START UP FOR ABOUT 5 SECONDS IT USED TO ONLY DO IT WHEN THE ENGINE WAS COLD AND HAD SAT FOR SEVERAL HOURS IT NOW DOES IT AFTER A FEW MINUTES EVEN WHEN WARM 
13640 mi engine making valve noise at start up. 
24000 mi Needed to order washers for the axle assemby after a popping noise started in the front end when power is applied. Gas door was sticking. 
62000 mi Dealer replaced starter inhibitor switch under warranty. 
66000 mi

US $399
Updated firmware. Intake Flush Transmission Fluid Flush 
67300 mi

US $275
Replaced defective ignition coil on cylinder 1 causing mis-fire 
81000 mi

US $800
Starter grinding on start 
86000 mi

US $112
Timing belt tensioner replacement 
88000 mi Car died on highway 
90700 mi

US $100
Door power lock stopped working on driver side 
109000 mi

US $600
Fog lamp bulb fell out and melted the inside of the housing. The unit needed to be replaced completely. Dealer said this happens a lot. Also brake discs needed to be reground. 
112300 mi Bad ignition coil on cylinder 3 
114000 mi

US $189
Car had trouble starting. Battery was bad and needed replacement. It was the original battery. 
5000 mi The transmission was slipping and then suddenly engaging into gear. They replaced some parts and the fluid, it took about a week. power window stopped working 
10000 mi Dash rattles. Dealer "could not duplicate problem" 
14700 mi Rattles noise 
35000 mi

US $450
stalling 
58000 mi Recall on Drivetrain Check Engine Light 
3700 mi Brake sensor was replaced, as it was causing ECS system to trigger when not needed. 
20000 mi Car was in for normal maintenance, but I had requested that the rough idle be examined. The ended up replacing the head gasket. This improved mpg but did not solve the rough idle. Car had a rough idle. A week after the prior visit (oil change, with them also replacing the head gasket), I took it back in but they could not reproduce the problem. 
42000 mi Visor clip was broken Muffler hanger was corroded 
51000 mi When putting car in reverse it would make a loud pop or clunk. They replaced drive shaft washers 
85000 mi

US $500
Front struts were worn out. New struts were installed. 
59520 mi Transmission & torque converter fried. Engine replaced under TSB 
39000 mi

US $200
Engine runs three cylinders 
5000 mi Alternator went out/stopped working after only 4000 miles. Dealer replaced alternator & battery. 
26000 mi Battery weak after only 2 years; warranty covered 25% of the battery cost + free labor. Though the battery was weak and replaced a few days ago, the car did not start. In fact, it was fully powered, just would not react to the key being turned. I was able to get it started after about 15 tries. The dealer found nothing wrong! 

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2011 Hyundai Elantra

Engine not specified

8800 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 
24020 mi Positive battery terminal replaced due to loose fit. 

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2011 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
1240 mi ECM flash update during 1st maintenance service 
11000 mi Front passenger speakers sound distorted Replaced ac compresser unit Speakers in front passenger door replaced 
19700 mi Seat belt guide on rear passenger seat broke! Replaced by dealer. 
24000 mi Door sqeaks 
30000 mi Oil pan seal failure 
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? 
35000 mi Horn issues still! 
46000 mi

US $55
Intermittent , the horn will/ will not sound.. was told may be fuse...?? 
36000 mi exhaust system was making unusual noise. a broken exhaust clamp was replaced. 
108000 mi

US $301
Replace Oxygen sensor 
4000 mi Just an ECM Update, nothing else. I can't really tell any difference as far as before/after the update. 
34000 mi TSB concerning a small clip placed on the transmission to hold the shifter cable to prevent detachment. 
38700 mi Transmission Temp Sensor was faulty, covered under powertrain warranty. Existing TSB was referenced. 
26040 mi install new right front outer tie tod 
29760 mi replaced cracked driver's left foot rest 
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. 
42160 mi

C $160
I had a flat tire. When I tried to pump it, the air came hissing out. Turned out it was the valve. Technician told me that the hubcaps I put on for winter pressed against valve and broke it. Other were nearly broken so all replaced. 
44640 mi replace fan motor assembly 
49600 mi The car started jerking forward when accelerating and stalled once. The problem ended up being the temperature sensor which was replaced 
51460 mi

C $100
replaced drive belt - ribbed serpentine belt 
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. 
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. 
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. 
70000 mi

US $150
The car died so I took it in and they said the battery was bad. 
112000 mi

US $40
The AC stopped working. Found a small leak on the high pressure hose. Recharged and currently works fine. 
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. 
24000 mi Replaced defective oil temp sensor 
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 
47000 mi Rattle and thunk in front end 
61300 mi

US $50
PVC hose had a leak in it. 
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 
47000 mi Replaced faulty transmission temperature sensor. 
11740 mi Outside temperature sensor malfunctioned. Display was reading abnormally high temperatures, up to 80 deg. C. New sensor ordered, has not arrived yet. 
28520 mi Baffle came loose in muffler, causing rattling noise. Dealer replaced muffler and pipe under warranty. 
35700 mi

C $500
Disks needed turned and calipers cleaned due to sticking / scoring after 55000 km. 
65100 mi

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

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2010 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

42160 mi

C $24
Coil Pack failure with damage to spark plugs. Spark plugs not covered under warranty. O2 sensor has to replaced. Ordered. 
67200 mi

C $300
Replace front brake pads and both seized calipers. 
78740 mi

C $225
Service engine light came on. Car worked fine buy diagnostic test showed upper O2 sensor fail. Part was $185 at local auto parts store! 
84920 mi

C $200
Driver side power window always made a grinding noise since new. Last week it finally seized with the window 1/2 down. A real inconvenience. I had to get a used window regulator. The part was $100 and the labor (install) was $100. 
97340 mi

C $40
Front Caliper Slide pins with rubber bushing(sleeve) had to be replaced due to corrosion and swelling of the rubber rubber bushing. 
9000 mi FOB entry key sometimes pops trunk when it should't. Light in trunk then comes on and runs battery down. Many others with same problem, dealer suggests removing fuse. 
11000 mi fuel consumption went down (city driving) from 28 mpg to 20 mpg After complaining to dealer for several months about gas consumption problem, to no avail - engine light finally came on - returned to dealer and they said I had a faulty oxygen sensor - brought the car back to have it replaced. 
20000 mi A blown fuse 
20000 mi Blown fuse 
29500 mi

US $213
drive belt replaced 
30300 mi engine light went on - diagnosed as catalytic converter needed to be replaced 
33000 mi Driver side front window seemed struggling to close. 
40000 mi Mechanism that raised the drivers seat malfunctioned. 
72000 mi

US $100
Windshield washer stopped working.  The thermostat needed to be replaced. 
15500 mi recheck for heavy steering and door handle Car went in for check up for door handle and hard steering. ECM was reprogrammed causing performance problems, ie rough idling poor gas mileage, poor acceleration. Still waiting for correction from dealer. I am not happy. Dealer messed up. 
18600 mi Possible reset ECM 
60000 mi

US $460
Leaking oil. 
97700 mi

US $500
timing belt replaced, other belt replaced as well 
99000 mi

US $100
Belts tightened 

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2009 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

81680 mi

C $1118
Left rear lower bushing and both rear assistant arms needed replacement. They were noisy when vehicle was purchased. Squealing serpentine belt replaced. 
89500 mi

C $200
Exterior door handle piece broke in cold weather. New replacement piece painted and installed. 
98340 mi

C $160
Fan and A/C would not work at the same time. Fan only worked on high. Blower motor resistor replaced. 
101640 mi

C $20
Radio would not turn on. Fuse replaced and radio rebooted. 
81220 mi

C $80
Oil pan leaking due to rust. Replaced oil pan. 

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2009 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

8060 mi Light rattle in front of car on rough road. Found strut boots had fallen down out of seats. Glued back into seats and all is well. 
44260 mi Ignition key pick-up coil for anti-theft developed a problem. Dealer replaced free of charge. 
1240 mi Reset Engine code P0455. System pass evap diagnostic after. EVAP Solenoid replaced 
11780 mi Slow closing front passenger window. Dealers lubed the tracks. Problem solved. 
13640 mi Defective immobilizer, car starts only 1 times on 3... sometimes less. Dealer replaced broken immobilizer keyring antenna and flashed new ECM calibration to address the issue. 
19200 mi Bad master cylinder. Brake pedal went the the floor slowly and was spongy. But still braking... 
70000 mi

US $900
Check engine light came on 
83000 mi

US $660
Steering felt loose and made a "clunking" noise. 
55000 mi

US $75
The vehicle would not start and it was determined to be the starter. It was replaced in about 2 hours by a mobile mechanic. 
56000 mi

US $400
Vehicle would not start. A tow was required to get vehicle to dealer. It was determined that the oil control valve had failed. 
57000 mi

US $400
Car would not start consistently. The root of the problem was never discovered. Ended up getting rid of the car. 
35960 mi heated seat on passenger side was not working 
38440 mi

C $40
There was a transaxle fluid leak when I had a transmission fluid change, that mechanic didn't seal the transmission plug properly so the dealership could not diagnose and billed me for their time. 
43400 mi The immobilizer was intermittently activating preventing my car from starting. The dealership upgraded the software, which had a bug. 
26000 mi the oil pan was severely rusted out. I had to wait 26 days before they corrected the problem. they were seriously overloaded with recalls for rusted out frames. I lost 10 qts. of oil that leaked out until they replaced the oil pan. 
22320 mi Brake light was not working, faulty brake switch replaced under warranty. Part was in stock and it took very little time to have repaired. 
28920 mi Horn was not working. Mentioned during oil change visit but part had to be ordered. Returned the next week for horn to be replaced at no charge. 
29760 mi Engine light was on, dealer told me there was something wrong with the antennae in the ignition which communicates with the key. Fixed under warranty, 1-2 hours for the repair. 
50200 mi

C $400
Had brake pads/rotors replaced and front callipers were seized and needed to be replaced as well. 
69640 mi

C $20
Faulty brake light switch. I believe there is a recall on this issue so could have taken to dealer but for $20 was quicker to fix myself. Have had it replaced once in the past a few years ago under warranty, so it's the second replacement 
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 noticed exhaust type noise towards the front of the car upon hard acceleration,thought it might be near the engine compartment. Was told they replaced an exhaust manifold gasket. 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  
43000 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. 
93700 mi the ESC system was constanty shutting off. Turnerd out to be a recall item. The brake lamp was defective causing the esc system to shut off. 
89500 mi

US $400
Oxygen sensor need to be replaced. 

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2008 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

3000 mi Canister valve need to be replaced.  
18000 mi ESC light came off several times during the day. Technician check the car and found the Brake light switch was shorted and need to be replaced. All cover under warranty. This part has been replaced twice in 1 and half year.  
22000 mi Replace A/C control panel because came with a defect from factory. It will turn on the A/C randomly for a few seconds when the switch is on OFF position. Replaced Spoiler because the 3rd light brake LED was working with low voltage. 
30700 mi Replace failed brake switch. ESC light came on once and then when off. I took to the dealer and found code C1513. Cover under warranty. 
101000 mi

US $350
Key ignition tumbler fell so key would not turn to start car. 
36000 mi went to dealer to correct suspension noise caused by a third party alignment service. 
48700 mi Car makes a whining noise, unable to replicate. Dissatisfied with service. Car was driven at 95 mph by mechanic according to my Scangauge. Unacceptable. 
99000 mi As belt squeal on cold start 

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2008 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

1000 mi 08 Elantra SE was recalled: fuel pump replacement. Since then, car continues to fail to start (cranks but won't turn over) when sitting for ~2.5-4 hours. When it sits for 8-9 hours or more, it starts fine. Dealer will repair in Nov 2008. 1006 ttl miles. 
1000 mi This was the third fuel pump in a vehicle with less than 1400 miles. Third time is a charm. Orig pump was bad, recall caused replacement with another bad pump, third pump was good - finally. I sleep better knowing it now starts reliably. 
14000 mi Replace RF suspension link due to crack - sounded like car was falling apart on even slightly uneven roads. 
24000 mi Brake warning light came on repeatedly while my tail lights were not illuminating as I braked. Turns out the brake sensor was not working. Dealer replaced it. Half a day. Under warranty. 
34000 mi control arm, alignment, 2 front tires, rear brakes 'ESC OFF' light went on intermittently - dealer replaced brake switch under warranty.  I also replaced a headlight, which seem to fail more often in Hyundais or Elantras than in other cars I've owned. 
59000 mi

US $89
Used DIY a/c recharge kit because a/c produced warm air. Fault gauge, leading to a massive overfill. Repair cost $89. The kit + add'l refrigerant cost $60. A/C needed to be recharged, but the kit was a mistake. 1st recharge since car was ne. 
60300 mi

US $212
Upper radiator hose developed pinhole leak, needed new hose. 
71000 mi

US $75
A?C system developed a leak, still looking for it, so repair was attempted, but can't say if it was successful 
75000 mi

US $75
Decided to recharge a/c instead of doing extensive troubleshooting. There's still a leak. 
1000 mi Oil Control Valve had to be replaced. Fuel pump was replaced. Although this is a recalled part, car was losing power / running rough. Felt like it was about to stall. Technician indicated diagnostic code revealed OCV was causing this. Fuel pump replaced also due to recall at same time. 
25000 mi annoying squeal from rear right wheel, could not replicate 
4960 mi Clearcoat issues on trunklid.. resolved by repainting trunklid.. warranty fix. 
36580 mi SES light on for an extended period of time. Dealer unable to fix, traded car. 
2000 mi Two crossbars providing trunk release are clipped into place underneath the center tail-light, in the trunk; with trunk empty, and driving normally, they will dislodge from clip and rattle noisily. However, They are snapped back into place in 5 secon 
9000 mi Inconsistent hissing from driver foot-well when making left-turns. No loss in control or power.  
9000 mi Malfunction Indicator Light came on as car started to buck in first gear. Drove to dealer. Dealer replaced oil control valve (FP Number 24355-23763). Problem resolved. 
5000 mi Fuel pump replaced as car stall while driving on highway at 65mph. 
12000 mi Water pump was bad. Replaced, then had to take it back a week later for a cooling system problem...there was air in the cooling system. 
23000 mi The transmission has never shifted correctly. Dealer says there's nothing wrong with it so I will wait until it breaks. 
29000 mi the ac condenser locked up. they fixed it with no problem. on a side note had to replace 2 front tires, at 30,000 miles. my mother has the entorage van, she had to replace 2 front tires at 15,000 miles. 
52000 mi had to replace engine because the oil pan lug backed out and dumped all the oil on the interstate. shop replaced with used engine, but this voided factory warranty. 
14000 mi check engine light 
46000 mi Ignition cylinder needed replacing. Key would not turn in ignition so you couldn't start the car. Had been an intermittent problem earlier, but dealer could not replicate until it failed completely. 
16000 mi

US $124
ECM repair/replace 
69200 mi

C $300
engine sensor replaced 
36000 mi Clunking noise in driver side front suspension when going over even small bumps. A strut cover was worked on with some kind of sealant/adhesive. Problem has not returned. 
58000 mi Tire pressure sensor failed and was replaced, under warranty. Oxygen sensor failed. Heater fan was noisy -- chirping in cold weather. 
62300 mi CD stopped working. 
74000 mi Tire Pressure monitor sensor broken. Likely caused by tire shop swapping my snow tires onto car. Engine light stayed on. Caused by a "cannister valve" related to emissions. 
77000 mi

US $200
The rear sway bar became loose, causing noises during normal driving (over modest bumps/irregularities in the road). 
95000 mi Electronic Power Steering control motor failed. Intermittent, was part of recall, so Hyundail to pay for part replacement. 
55300 mi

US $225
Windshield wiper control lever snapped, unable to use windshield wipers. Replaced windshield wiper switch assembly with a new part. $75 for the part, $138 for half an hour of labor. Would not cover under warranty. 
95000 mi

US $20
Replaced inoperative brake light switch on the brake pedal. 
108000 mi

US $800
Front end alignment issues causing uneven tire wear (had been driven in this state for 9 months, tires were worn to cords), found neg. camber and toe caused by worn steering arms. Repaired rod ends and fixed alignment and replaced tires. 
118000 mi

US $300
Misfire on one cylinder. Liquid found in spark plug well for that cylinder, suspected from engine wash during front-end collision repair 1 month prior. Replaced all spark plugs and wires. 

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2008 Hyundai Elantra 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

50220 mi

$250
semiaxis cover broken. 
58280 mi

$200
Change of clutch kit 
65100 mi

$500
Tie-rod replacement 

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2007 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

74000 mi

US $419
Fuel pump losing pressure.  
62000 mi Engine light on, engine idling rough. Codes P0016 and P0011 indicated dirty/low oil or Camshaft Position Sensor. Oil change had no effect, bought replacement CPS and replaced it. Thought problem was fixed, returned next day. Engine light on, idling rough. Since CPS didn't fix, took it to my mechanic. Replaced CVVT valve. 

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2007 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

68000 mi

US $290
Timing Belt tension system was replaced. Timing belt got lose. 
80000 mi

US $90
Replaced Driver side end link. Second time doing this. 
85000 mi

US $150
Replaced front end links. 
14000 mi

US $150
Positive battery cables to battery and alternator replaced. Replaced/rerouted auto transmission cooler lines to/from external cooler. 
17000 mi

US $95
*Transmission fluid very dark and burnt. Fluid was replaced as well as the filters. 
20000 mi TSB for intermittent cluster illumination flicker. TSB instructs tech to replace BCM with a new version. Part ordered.  Steering column clunk. Dealer found the noise on all other Elantras. Noise is normal. R/R seat latch broke. Part ordered. BCM was replaced.  Steering wheel audio control assembly was replaced. R/R seat latch was replaced. Gear selector indicator 3rd gear intermittently flickers. Dealer ordered part to be replaced. 
20000 mi Car is presently in the shop again for gear selector flicker. Dealer is unable to figure out what the problem is. 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. 
21000 mi

US $150
Diagnosis and inspection by BBB autoline per lemon law dispute. 
98000 mi

US $200
hvac blower needed to be replaced 
113000 mi

US $266
Check engine light on, replaced stop valve 
120000 mi

US $15
replaced brake switch. all brake lights not functioning. 
92000 mi

US $300
Leaking oil pan gasket. Replaced. 
96300 mi

US $120
lower oil pan leak. 
97000 mi

US $300
bad rear wheel bearings 
102000 mi Needed front struts 
121000 mi

US $500
Car was stalling when idling. Replaced the fuel pump. Driver air bag sensor light on, bad computer, replaced. 
86300 mi

US $35
Check engine light, code indicated purge valve solenoid. Replaced solenoid, cleared codes. 

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2006 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

58000 mi

US $1300
Replaced Clutch Replaced Power Steering Belt 
64000 mi Clutch starting to go. 
54300 mi Airbag warning light illuminated. 
56000 mi

US $230
Exhaust flex pipe failure due to fraying of woven material around pipe 

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2006 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

168000 mi

US $1800
02 monitors and main crankshaft seals. 
97300 mi

US $150
CO2 sensor, fuel ratio sensor 
105000 mi

US $220
Car conking out 1 or 2 times a day. Had wires , points, plugs and coil replaced. Still occurring. Check engine light has been on for months (O2 sensor). Plan to replace it shortly. 
106000 mi

US $235
Replaced O2 sensor. Seems to have solved the problem. 
109300 mi

US $185
due to increasing noise level, I had to have the "flex pipe" replaced 
52000 mi

US $650
Leak in Coolant hoses. Paid for new hoses, clamps and coolant flush. Also, belt on AC system broke. 
49160 mi upper radiator hose clamp leak 
62000 mi vibration noise heard from engine. Timing belt replaced Both rear stabilizer bar bushings starting to seperate. Replaced both left and right rear stabilizer bar bushings 
65100 mi replaced right front strut 
68820 mi

C $200
Replaced windshield wiper motor/transmission link kit 
70060 mi Parking brake cable seized up. Replaced Replaced both rear wheel cylinders, due to leaks. 
113500 mi

US $609
ENGINE CODES 0885 AND THE CODE FOR A BAD CAT. KEPT THE ENGINE LIGHT ON FOR THREE MONTHS. 
28520 mi

C $45
Hard shifting from second into third. Dealership wanted to take out transmission valve body which could entail removing entire transmission. Put in a bottle of Seafoam, and the problem went away within six kilometres. 
37040 mi

C $39
Came in for a simple oil change and to reflash the computer due to harsh shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear. This is a very good dealership, as have found no excess charges. When the OCV valve went, the electrical connections were simply clean. 
43000 mi

US $400
The radiator was cracked on top and was replaced. 
56440 mi

C $400
changed timing belt 
65000 mi power steering pressure hose was leaking. 
66000 mi

US $15
Running rough-replaced spark plugs....all good. Still has original timing belt. 
77000 mi check engine light on....code p0011, "A" cam shaft position. cleaned oil control valve and screen. 
82000 mi

US $750
Top of radiator had a 6" crack. Had radiator, thermostat and timing belt replaced. 
93460 mi

C $400
new radiator 
251000 mi

US $1000
The timing belt was replaced. 
261000 mi

US $300
The power shut down. I got the alternator replaced 
270000 mi

US $95
The transmission needs to be replaced. 

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2006 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

188020 mi

C $1330
new clutch 
200220 mi

C $278
oxygen sensor replaced 
205840 mi kept stalling 
90520 mi

C $350
Check engine light resulting in replacement of Mass Airflow Sensor 
96100 mi

C $190
Replaced rear oxygen sensor Replaced front O2 sensor 
112840 mi

C $690
Clutch and pressure plate replaced. Flywheel resurfaced. 
140700 mi

C $300
Original battery too weak for winter months Clutch Slave Cylinder was leaking 
144920 mi

C $210
Windshield wipers stopped working. I found out by disassembling the wipers that the wiper transmission was seized due to corrosion. I replaced the part and all is good again. 
148180 mi

C $573
Outer sway bar needed replacing as it was worn out. Flex pipe had a hole Check engine light was on. Diagnostic tool indicated Bank 1 oxygen sensor needed to be replaced. 
170500 mi

C $350
Radiator was corroded/leaking and needed to be replaced. 
80600 mi

C $40
Noise when depressing clutch - small part replaced. Also light bulb in headlight replaced. 
91760 mi

C $663
Check fuel (bad odour), remove fuel tank drain fuel, add fuel system cleaner. Remove and install spark plugs, remove and install ignition wire set, reset all fault codes. Bad fuel. 

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2006 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

44000 mi Elantra was losing coolant; reported on two consecutive oil changes; Dealership ran tests after second report and found no issue. 
62000 mi

US $284
gone through 5 batteries in 5 yrs. hyundai replaced the 1st 2, i paid for the 3rd, they replaced the last 2.the last visit they said it was the alternator over-charging & wanted $550 to replace. ind. mech.replaced starter at $283. no probs 
90800 mi

US $40
Replaced Upper & Lower Cooling Hoses. 
40000 mi

US $40
Lift supports no longer held up hatch. Still under warranty. Phoned dealer, was told "they are all like that in winter; if we replace they will be the same." Bought aftermarket universal Strong Arm supports from Amazon and self-installed. 
43000 mi

US $10
threads on plastic knob to raise/lower wider rear seat on hatchback stripped; no success with teflon tape or non-permanent pipe sealant, had to order part; retaining spring for rear headrest guide came loose, cannot reinstall or order part 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 
54000 mi Driver's side seat belt/shoulder strap did not retract; slack lay on seat or floor or caught in door. Removed plastic wall panel and released tangle behind panel. Retractor was in working order. 
57000 mi pot metal intake pipe cracked when replacing thermostat during routine coolant drain/refill. Replaced with dealer item, aligned thermostat very carefully and did not overtighten this time. 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. 
59300 mi Coolant reservoir always empty since last coolant change. Upper radiator hose slightly damp at end but not visibly leaking. Moved replacement screw clamp slightly away from hose end. 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. 
63300 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 
66300 mi

US $5
passenger door still rattling; removed door panel, lined contact points with stick on foam 
74000 mi

US $10
sprayed out dirty IAC valve: was straining on acceleration; constant check engine light code 0139, allegedly slow downstream 02 sensor response but had replaced these;had used fuel system cleaner & cleaned throttle body 
76000 mi

US $145
Racing at idle and now even when slowing before stoplight on 55 mph road; brakes could not control vehicle running high RPM without accelerator. Additional $233 for rental car. Changed TPS, no luck; changed IAC despite past cleaning. Luck. 
77000 mi Loud engine noise from front underside at startup idle and under acceleration; suspect intake manifold leak; can't find any muffler or exhaust leak 
77500 mi

US $388
$65 dealer found cracked flex pipe. $243 online for catalytic converter assembly, gaskets, O2 sensor. Tried propane torch, acid, freeze compound, liquid wrench. Finally paid $80 for mechanic to install new exhaust pipe. Reset ECM fuses. 
82000 mi racing 4KRPM at idle twice (park & neutral only) after braking after driving fast up to stop. Throttle body clean, IAC valve 1yr old, no intake manifold vacuum leak apparent when sprayed carb cleaner. Floored accelerator and everything A-OK. 
48980 mi

C $100
Needed to replace the battery 
58900 mi

C $650
Water pump and timing belt were replaced 
213000 mi

US $150
The radiator failed; the timing belt and water pump were replaced two months prior. 
238000 mi

US $70
The idler pulley off the AC compressor became loose and fell off the car. I ordered a new idler pulley assembly and installed myself. 
75000 mi

US $700
spark plug coil needed replacing 
49700 mi

US $15
upper radiator hose leaking coolant around end due to build up of sediment. Cleaned, reattached and replaced bypass hose as well. 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra

Engine not specified

74000 mi

US $178
both O2 sensors needed to be replaced 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

112000 mi

US $86
Check engine light came on and give me a P0171 code. Bought the part and replaced the O2 B1S1. 
113000 mi Replaced the clutch kit and flywheel. They both worn out because of the usage and reached the limit. I replace clutch every 50k miles and flywheel for 100k for optimum performance. Not mechanical malfunction.  
114000 mi I dont know what i did but my radiator hose has a crack or leak or something that make my car steam while i am driving. I think it came after i rev up to 8krpm with 1st gear. lol that was awesome. reached more than 40mph 
115000 mi

US $224
code P0172. I thought it was my exhaust leak and yes there was a flex pipe leak.replaced and Erased the code. Then it came out again. Cant figure out what was it until I grabbed my scanner. LTFT was -12 so replaced the air filter 
116000 mi

US $49
Power steering high pressure line starting to wet and saw 2 or 3 drops in the engine compartment. bought the part and replaced it . Of course, also had to flush the system. It uses ATF-3. Found 2 burned out brake light bulbs and a corroded side marker harness during the annual state inspection. Replaced them by my mechanic. Dann!! what a waste of money. I could have done it myself. 
118000 mi Bulbs replaced, including dash lights, low beam, and rear lights. They burned out. 
124000 mi

US $10
my car keeps trowing me P0172 rich code. The symptom i notice was that the code only comes out when i drive in the rain with wot. LTFT way up high. I checked the injectors and found irregular one. used injector cleaner and clean MAFS. 
75000 mi

US $170
RH parking brake cable broke. 
76000 mi

US $60
LH parking brake cable snapped when engaged. Part was ordered from dealer and delivered 4 days later. Owner installed cable <1hr. 
102000 mi

US $960
Clutch was found to be slipping. Clutch, pressure plate and throwout bearing was replaced. 
128000 mi

US $600
Ebrake cables replaced, four (4) brake calipers replaced. 
148000 mi

US $2300
Manual transmission suffered catastrophic failure resulting in internal components exiting cast housing of transmission. Replacement transmission installed with new clutch and pressure plate. 
148000 mi Exhaust leak at flex pipe. 
89300 mi

US $80
Replaced valve cover gasket. 
64480 mi P0456: Problem with the pressure in the fuel tank. Fixed by tightening the fuel cap properly. Another CEL (assuming P0456) lighted up during a trip in a region with a lot of mountains, refueling and tightening the fuel cap made the CEL disappear by itself. Maybe a filter in the fuel tank vacuum system is dying... 
77500 mi Original Sway bar front left link worn out. Maintenance items like air filter, spark plugs, oil change, rear brakes... 
117380 mi

C $100
Outer CV Boot broke. 
121520 mi Condenser leak. 
149700 mi

US $97
Replaced clutch 
140000 mi

US $500
Tie-rod ends were replaced. Worn Belts were repaired Front left strut seal leaking Replaced both front struts 
100000 mi

US $800
would not start 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

US $2000 Radiator broke Engine got overheated 
61380 mi

C $1000
Replaced timing Belt 
98400 mi

C $600
Fault code P0449 Emission System. Replaced Canister Purge Valve, Shut off valve and Canister. 
111160 mi

C $250
front wheel bearing and hub wornout 
136400 mi

C $800
Rack and pinion loose. Needed replacement 
155000 mi

C $500
Front and rear bearings replaced. 
161200 mi

C $800
Front tie rod and boots 
79000 mi

US $900
*Car had been damaged in an accident. When it was in the shop we had to replace the windshield which cracked for no apparent reason. We also replaced the from brake pads.  
94000 mi

US $140
power steering hose failed 
110000 mi

US $735
replaced struts to all 4 wheels. Rusted through. 
112300 mi

US $370
Replaced both headlight fixtures, they were leaking water and corroding the connections then over heating. 
131000 mi

US $650
replaced the rear struts, they were leaking. Replaced both front axles, the boots were both broken. 
142000 mi

US $400
Replace ignition system 
145000 mi

US $400
O2 sensor system replaced 
145000 mi The emissions control system required a complete replacement so we junked the vehicle. 
75500 mi Failure of radiator core. Replace radiator core, thermostat, all coolant hoses. Multiple sites of paint blister and rust appearance. 
76000 mi discovered failing CV boots on half axles. 
59000 mi

US $900
had to replace washer fluid container, oxygen sensor Car was not changing gears properly..they did some stuff to fix it..can't remember what though. *duplicate there were a bunch of problems that coincided with the 60K maintenance schedule (timing belt etc) *duplicate Wiper fluid container was cracked - replaced. 
90000 mi

US $200
needed new muffler 
109000 mi

US $300
Steering makes loud whinny sounds 
53000 mi

US $400
Replace leaking wheel cylinders in both rear brakes. 
54000 mi

US $360
Replace sway bar links front and rear. 
55000 mi

US $320
Replace oxygen sensor. 
60000 mi Driver door window came off track. Dealer fixed, but problem re-occurred within two days. 
78000 mi

US $150
Engine overheating. Thermostat and radiator hose replaced. 
46000 mi Replace passenger side headlight. 
49000 mi Headlight burned out. 
59000 mi 2 Oxygen sensors needed to be replaced. The dealer had to order parts. Dealer replcd parts 
62000 mi The check engine light was on briefly for a day. While it was on, I was able to find out that the oxygen sensor 1 bank 1 needs to be replaced. I've ordered the part and plan to install it when the engine light is back on again. 
71000 mi

US $229
Both oxygen sensor failed. Covered under extended warranty with deductible of $100. Replaced flex pipe. Covered under warranty. ($120) Replaced upper radiator hose. $80. 
62000 mi

C $1550
Rubber on steering wheel decaying and "chipping" off CV boots cracked and/or torn Upper radiator hose clamp replaced to stop very small leak Driver's power window operating slowly, lugging, stopping. Warranty will replace window track and hardware (but motor is OK) Brake fluid flushed, replaced, bled, rear brakes deglazed, cleaned, adjusted, emergency brake adjusted, minor parts for emergency brake replaced under warranty 
110000 mi

US $250
The misaligned headlights were re-aimed. Original ignition wires were worn and replaced. 
128000 mi Tie rod boot cracked. Tie rod itself is fine. 
55000 mi

US $35
Passenger headlight out 
63000 mi Accessory belt squealing. 
127000 mi the car heated up. i believe it was a head gasket 
60000 mi

US $20
Headlight 
67000 mi

US $500
Replaced timing belt 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

41540 mi 3 gears were off - replaced...? 
53320 mi O2 sensor caused check engine light; shop reported that they could not find source and advised I could carry on without fixing. 
71300 mi

C $3000
Clutch needed replacing Spark plug came loose, flew through engine compartment, threw off timing. Technician claimed someone must have incorrectly seated it; was original plug 
139180 mi

C $100
changed the upstream O2 sensor 
139500 mi

C $150
replaced leaky radiator 
36000 mi Rear passenger side window ceased functioning. Was told the motor was burned out and needed to be replaced. They ordered the part. They replaced the window motor and window was still non-functional. The invoice says it was a short in the multi-function switch (I'm assuming the one in the driver's side door) which they then replaced. 
40000 mi Successfully repaired Driver's Side headlight, and replaced passenger's headlight for matching set. *Replaced Sparkplugs. No performance issues were noticable beforehand, it was due and I felt to do it myself. 
45000 mi Original steering wheel vinyl deterioration. Replaced under warranty. 
50000 mi

US $35
Driver-side headlight went out. 3 weeks later passenger headlight also went out. Replaced both headlights successfully. 
57000 mi

US $10
Passenger side vanity mirror separated from visor. Epoxied it back into place. 
58000 mi

US $680
Took car to shop for new tires and alignment. Shop notified me that the front driver CV axle was broken and needing replacement. Successfully replaced CV joint and installed new tires. 
68000 mi

US $45
Both Headlights out within 3 days of each other. Replaced both. 
76300 mi Lug nut stripped while in shop getting a tire rotation. Could not drive car home reliably. Got shop to replace lug nut. 
102000 mi

US $220
Experiencing spongy clutch. Diagnosed as a leaking clutch slave cylinder. Shop replaced both master and slave cylinders. Interior Driver's door handle ceased working which at the repair shop. They denied responsibility. Cable diagnosed as issue at a second repair shop. Replaced cable. 
104000 mi

US $469
Front passenger brake caliper seized. Replaced both front brake calipers, bled system, new pads. 
111500 mi

US $6
Rubber seal on antenna was worn, replaced with part from Hyundai dealer. 
113000 mi

US $350
Notified ball joint was about to tear out. Shop replaced driver's front control arm, ball joint, and end link. Notified that coolant was low. Shop requested to do pressure test. Declined, later able to diagnose as old hoses and worn out hose clamps. Notified rear sway bar was "clunking around." For performance, I am going to upgrade to a larger sway bar once I have a new part. 
115000 mi

US $45
Replaced radiator hoses and hose clamps. Radiator flush and fill. 
115000 mi

US $453
Radiator developed crack in plastic housing along the top of the radiator. Replaced radiator. Notified front passenger side CV boot was cracked and required replacement. 
108000 mi

US $700
*dupe Changed timing belt and accessory belts 
117000 mi

US $200
Driver side axle joint leaking grease. Axle replaced. Noticed while mechanic was replacing clutch. 
123700 mi

US $300
Flex pipe rusted out. Caused loud exhaust. Part was $225 online and independent mech wanted $135 to install. Performed install myself. 
137000 mi

US $177
Power steering pump replaced. Making a whine noise. 
159000 mi

US $400
Water pump needed to be replaced again. Was an aftermarket pump that had originally been replaced about 1.5 years ago. Replaced both O2 sensors. 
169000 mi

US $700
Replaced H2O pump again for squealing. Also alternator replaces for grinding noise. Was not the problem. Still being evaluated. 
170000 mi

US $150
Replaced both front brake calipers and rotors as one was frozen. 
170700 mi

US $426
Steering pump was source of grinding noise. Replaced. 
174000 mi Flex pipe rotted out again. Was covered under warranty. 
178300 mi

US $500
Gas filler neck rusted. Tripped evap check engine light. 
181000 mi

US $115
Replaced all 4 rotors and rear passenger caliper. 
133000 mi

US $500
Check engine light came on. Fuel economy on trip computer dropped by about 20%. Brought to dealer and the front O2 sensor was bad. Had dealer replace it. Fixed the problem. 
67580 mi

C $150
Front Brake Pads Caliper pin seized 
82460 mi

C $85
Left rear brake cable seized & Right rear sticking. 
102460 mi

C $75
installed new flex pipe... aftermaket, oem front exhaust pipe too much money 400-500 dollars 
109120 mi

C $100
Alternator seized after sitting for a couple of week & when I started it the belt broke. Replaced the alternator with a low mileage used one & replace the belt. 
110980 mi

C $100
Rear ABS sensors were very rusty not reading properly replace both rear Front o2 sensor turning on check engine light 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

192820 mi

A $360
Left and right parking brake cables were relaced due to the right cable breaking. 
203360 mi Suspected exhaust gas leak at manifold or exhaust system. After extensive investigation it was found to be perished rubbers in floor which was allowing exhaust gas to enter cabin. Rubbers sealed and problem solved. Nil cost, good customer PR 
234360 mi

A $500
Top tank on radiator split, radiator replaced. 
175000 mi

US $1300
Engine mounts needed replacing. Lots of loud clanking and vibration at high speeds. Thought it was suspension and/or tires. Found out the expensive way (trial and error) that it was engine mounts. 4 mounts and transmission mount. 
58000 mi

US $1100
Car vibrates at idle. Indy shop replaced two motor mounts, probably not Hyundai parts. Dealer replaced other two. Still vibrates, because of non-Hyundai parts? 
58300 mi

US $475
Dealer replaced the two aftermarket OEM mounts the indy shop put in with Hyundai OEM parts. The car now performs as designed, and the vibration at idle is gone. 
59000 mi

US $200
Check engine light came on, and a scan using a code reader indicated a malfunctioning upstream O2 sensor. The dealer replaced the sensor. 
76000 mi

US $150
recommended upper and lower radiator hoses be changed not done at this time due to estimated costs of hoses will do at another shop. 
161000 mi

US $200
ONE OF MOTOR MOUNTS WAS REPLACED WHILE CAR IN FOR TUNE-UP 
165000 mi

US $400
REPLACED RADIATOR REPLACED PULLEY 
171000 mi

US $350
Front passenger wheel bearing and rotor were replaced. Excessive dirt and rust 
190000 mi Passenger front wheel bearing had to be replaced. Replacement in August 2012 had to be repeated. Was charged 1/2 price 
215000 mi

US $1295
Transmission replaced crankshaft sensor replaced 
65000 mi

US $425
Car overheated was towed to dealer. They determined that the cooling system had several faults. Replaced hoses, thermostat and flushed system. 
77000 mi

US $600
Plastic tank on radiator cracking is very common, I personally suggest replacing with metal type. 
78000 mi

US $15
Noticed foglamp was out, replaced both. 
94500 mi

US $26
Had to replace both headlamps. Not sure if they both went at the same time or not but I saw one go first thing in the morning and upon inspection i noticed both were out. 
108000 mi

US $200
CV joint boots are cracked and need to be replaced. Due to minimal cracking, part(s) will be replaced at a later date when finances have improved after Xmas ;-) 
110000 mi

US $350
O2 sensor threw some codes. Turned out a leaky upper radiator hose had corroded the sensor connections. Replaced both CV joints, boots were cracked and one was leaky. 
133000 mi Repaired torn boot 
147000 mi

US $500
Struts needed replacement as well as sway bar end links 
69000 mi Motor Mount to the transmission Drivers side axle. Check Engine light is now on approx 1.5 weeks after being at the dealer for repair. I have not taken it in yet. 
69500 mi

US $197
Thermostat installed faulty replaced under warranty at my shop. Rear brake pads 
70500 mi Faulty Thermostat-possibility Hyundais don't like aftermarket parts. 
71000 mi

US $100
Radiator. I took it to my mechanic (outside of the dealership) the top seam was going from his visual inspection. It still was able to be driven to the dealership and dropped off that evening. 
74000 mi

US $50
Temp. Sensor I thought was changed the last trip set off the check engine light. CEL back on afterwards. 
75500 mi Replaced total exhaust system Cad converter, muffler etc. New motor mounts. 
84300 mi

US $150
Battery 
90000 mi

US $700
Catalytic Converter rusted apart. 
104000 mi

US $500
I had an accident and had to repair the lower control arms, replace left front tire, replace lower control arm. 
67000 mi

US $250
Hole in exhaust on engine side of flex tube. 3rd repair for same problem. 
88000 mi

US $315
Hole in exhaust system 

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2004 Hyundai Elantra

Engine not specified

103540 mi

A $2400
auto became unreliable kept changing into 2nd gear whenever it felt like it 

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2004 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

177000 mi

US $600
Replaced starter motor 
184000 mi

US $600
Replace clutch, worn out. Replace axles because trans out, badly worn. Replace ball joints because trans out. Badly worn, would have needed replacement within 5,000 miles. 
194000 mi

US $150
Replaced battery. Speed sensor on pass. Wheel not functioning 
89700 mi

US $240
Was beginning to leak fluid on back brakes. Boots were fine, Mechanic said would eventually bust and leak fluid and become a more expensive repair. I went ahead and had it repaired more as preventative maintenance. 
103300 mi

US $300
Radiator leaking leading to overheating, replaced. 
96500 mi

US $600
Replaced the clutch, it was slipping but working. 96K miles is good for BOSTON driving 
107000 mi

US $140
Replaced Alternator, Power Steering, and AC Belts. 
118000 mi

US $229
Tie rod replaced. This is second one. Makes annoying clicking noise when slowing and stopping. Big rust hole noticed on Passenger side. Not fixing it tho. 
122000 mi Big rust hole on passenger side. 

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2004 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

70300 mi

US $130
Replaced resistor pack for fan switch. 
72000 mi

US $130
Flex pipe in exhaust was leaking. Sound level increased. Cut out old one and welded in new pipe. 
58500 mi radiator cracked, had to be replaced 
60000 mi Transmission cooling hose ruptured and leaked all the fluid onto the driveway. I had the car towed in.  
67000 mi Transmission fluid line leaked from a previous hose replacement. The hose clamps had come loose. 
60120 mi

C $40
High beam died due to water leakage into passenger front headlamp. Headlamp sealed with silicone, high beams replaced in tandem. 
74400 mi

C $200
Exhaust flex pipe blew due to rusting out. Exhaust shop welded in a new dual braided flex pipe, and put in turbo muffler while there. 
85560 mi

C $5
passenger side headlight dead, replaced both driver and passenger bulbs. 
89280 mi

C $1500
Seam blew on radiator, required new radiator. Hoses, clamps, thermostat changed, coolant system completely flushed. 
55000 mi Rear emergency brake cables (both) replaced due to deteriorated dust boots where cable attaches to rear caliper. Suspension clunking when going over small bumps at low speed. Front sway bar bushings and end links were replaced. Ignition switch periodically "grabs" key and will not release it. Car will not start when this happens. Car surged and bucked at highway speed. Dealer could not pinpoint a cause other than the "non-Hyundai" spark plugs installed (they are Denso Iridium plugs). Recommended "full tune-up" before further troubleshooting. Took car to 2nd dealer for diagnosis of surging/bucking problem. This dealer kept car overnight and had a tech drive it home and back in an attempt to duplicate the problem. Could not duplicate so no repair recommended. 
39680 mi

C $300
O2 sensor malfunctioned. Replaced. 
52480 mi

C $450
alternator replaced 
54560 mi Battery replaced 
54560 mi

C $90
Alternator replaced under warranty 
57440 mi

C $250
Parking brake cable seized in extremely cold weather, requiring cleaning of rear brakes and replacement of cable. 
60600 mi

C $200
Exhaust center pipe replaced 
67580 mi replaced extension pipe and muffler 
159300 mi The coolant keeps leaking 
121000 mi

US $600
Check engine light was on. Replaced O2 sensor and welded in a new section on the catalytic converter. 
139300 mi

US $950
Thermostat stuck, radiator cracked, car overheated and kept needing to add antifreeze to get home. 
140000 mi

US $350
CV boot cracked - needed replacing 
113000 mi

US $627
Car seized up when driving, unable to start or even put into neutral. Diagnosed as Alternator failure which was replaced along with the battery. No further problems indicated or since. 
118000 mi

US $70
Car overheating and smelled antifreeze so brought in for repair since they installed thermostat in Dec09. Called dealer prior to verify if under warranty and was told yes for 12 months. Since over 12K miles refused to cover repair. 
119000 mi

US $300
Replaced only water pump and belt despite dealer stating thermostat needed replacement. A relative and a mechanic friend did work. No problems since. 
130000 mi Front passenger headlight went out.  After replacing the passenger headlight the driver's side went out. Also, the brights no longer work. I accidently unplugged the high beam when I replaced the low beam and neither high beams worked after that.  
138000 mi

US $300
The first shop detected a broken CV boot and tie rod on the front driver side but wanted too much money to repair so I went to another shop that fixed it for less than half of the first estimate. Tie rod. 
147000 mi

US $40
Replaced additional headlight and tail light bulbs. 

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2004 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

116000 mi

US $100
Replaced fuel pump and fuel filter 
120000 mi

US $15
Clutch interlock switch was failing intermittently. Replaced with new one. 
141700 mi

US $40
Clutch slave cylinder developed a leak. Replaced slave cylinder 
144300 mi

US $65
Radiator developed a slow, weeping leak across top seam. Replaced radiator and fluid. 
39000 mi

US $330
Flex pipe in exhaust system broken, replaced High pressure power steering line ruptured, replaced 
40000 mi

US $65
Replaced downstream O2 sensor after O2 heater stopped working. 
40300 mi

US $34
Replaced hatchback lift supports with StrongArm 4280. Old ones wouldn't stay up in the cold. 
41000 mi Windshield wiper on passenger side stopped working under weight of snow. Tightened nut to fix. 
41300 mi Emergency brake too loose, calibrated. 
44000 mi

US $230
One brake caliper pin seized up, leading to damage to pads and rotors. 
48000 mi

US $15
one headlight out 
54000 mi

US $712
Rear caliper seized up for the second time in as many years. Motor mount broken. 

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2004 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

29140 mi O2 sensor bank 2 defective. 
137000 mi

US $90
We don't know what the problem is. Car engine rpms rev,but speed stays the same, then systems start shutting down til everything dies and car shuts off - won't start again. Had the car towed from dealer to independent repair shop, after dealer said alternator/ battery were bad & wanted too much money. Towed to independent shop where the alternator & battery checkd out fine. Still don't know what'w wrong. 
140700 mi

US $2100
Dealer installed a used transmission in the car, but this transmission also was bad. dealer ws great and once again found another transmission, installed it and it has been great ever since. 
140000 mi

US $1200
Car overheating, no leak, antifreeze being lost, changed water pump (x3) and thermostat (x2), tensioner, got car back, after about 2-3 weeks is currently doing the same thing. unable to determine problem, adding antifreeze every week. 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra

Engine not specified

52000 mi

US $1191
Check engine light on because vehicle needed new catalytic converter. New spark plugs. Replaced alternator belt myself. Needed new CV joints. Replaced them. 
52000 mi Driver side rear door handle cracked and partially gone but still functional. Not replaced at time of loss. 
74000 mi

US $200
Replace downstream oxygen sensor. 
81000 mi Rear brake cylinder corroded 
122500 mi

US $800
Engine light with difficulty accelerating/shifting. Spark plugs/wires changed, problem fixed for ~1 week, returns now with transmission issue and cracked catalytic converter. 
123000 mi Engine locked up while driving on interstate. Req's new engine - car is being sold for scrap. 
124620 mi

C $199
Flex Pipe was damaged. Engine light was on with Error code for SLow response at O2 sensor at lower stream. Hyundai said to replace whole pipe including catalytic converter, too expensive, flex welded at Midas. 
134540 mi

C $1600
Brakes were making noise - took for check up. Needed to replace caliper.  Oil was leaking from top of engine (rocker Gasket was leaking.) Cv boot replaced for right side. Master cylinder for brake replaced. Brake fluid Flushed. 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

135-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

113000 mi

US $50
Oil Leak. 
57000 mi

US $150
Rear brakes locked as a result of improper bad/caliper alignment. Brake pads replaced as part of repair due to excessive burning. 
68000 mi

US $978
Locked right rear caliper, followed by a locked left rear caliper. New pads/rotors due to damage from locked rear brakes. Blown right rear strut. 
74000 mi

US $125
Failed Air Intake Control Valve (AICV). Vehicle would shut down after two minutes at idle. Difficult to diagnose for technician--no codes. Part not in stock. Parking brake cables had been binding and rear brakes would remain locked. Obtained new cables for both rear disc brakes. Removed center console and rear wheels to facilitate repair. 
94300 mi

US $103
Replaced battery. Existing battery died with no warning. 
95700 mi

US $200
Oxidation and loss of clearcoat on roof. Sanded, primed, and repainted with VIN matched paint. 
100000 mi

US $20
Failed clutch safety interlock switch behind clutch pedal. Attempted adjustment first, no correction. Removed switch and jumped circuit while waiting for part. Hyundai OEM part ordered and installed per ALLDATA. 
125000 mi

US $550
Catalytic converter had failed sometime in last 8 months. Replaced. $1100 OEM 
127000 mi

US $253
Starter stopped working. Had to rebuild it. 
143500 mi

US $1800
Starter that was repaired 2 years back started showing the same problem again. Replaced. Replaced struts on one wheel. Replaced worn out tires. 
145000 mi Recall repair. One of the repairs related to control-rod and suspension could not be completed because the sub-frame was too rusted and would require a major repair according to the dealer. Control-rod was already replaced at a third-party 
148000 mi Recall repair completed. 
148000 mi Replaced exhaust because it was rusted. Replaced timing belt and power steering belt 
90000 mi

US $855
New CV joints needed. New oil pan due to oil shop tearing the aluminum oil pans threads. 
110000 mi Intermittent starting issue 
71700 mi

US $250
power steering line connection - replaced part gasket leak 
89000 mi

US $575
replaced left axle half shaft after clicking noise appeared. Boot had been worn previously, so shaft was exposed to dirt, etc. 
92000 mi

US $200
caliper 
97000 mi

US $150
leak in fuel line, line replaced where needed 
140000 mi Replaced cracked radiator. 
140000 mi

US $242
O2 sensor... 2nd sensor I've replaced. 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

135-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

71000 mi Lower control arm was rusted through. The crossmember was also replaced due to rusting. Subject of a recall. 
74000 mi car was making an exhaust leak sound, then I got a check engine light. I brought the car to Midas they said that the flex hose had a break and that was causing the exhaust leak. The flex hose was covered under the Hyundai Warantee. 
82000 mi

US $144
Replaced leaking radiator. 
69000 mi

US $150
Replace MAP sensor. 
91000 mi

US $95
Replaced Canister Purge Solenoid (for P0441) 
129000 mi

US $300
Car would drive fine for a while then go into "limp mode" Also, noticed that the speedometer would go crazy every once-in-a-while. Replaced O2 sensors, spark plugs and wires. Problem persisted. Replaced input speed sensor. Problem gone. 
130000 mi

US $90
Trouble starting and hesitation/studdering when accelerating. Engine would sometimes go into "limp mode". Wouldn't go above 15mph. I replaced the ISS, didn't work, so then I replaced the fuel filter and fuel pump. Runs perfectly. 
51000 mi Moonroof made rattling noises when closed. I re-tightened the screws and the noises are gone. 
68000 mi

US $80
High-pressure power steering hose was leaking, which had incurred weird clicking noise while steering much (e.g., parking). 
75300 mi

US $300
Parking brake cable got heavy rust and snapped during winter and the rear brake calipers were almost dead. (Ignored the sympton for 2 years...) Rear calipers and parking brake cables were replaced. 
88000 mi

US $300
Two catalysts toasted. Removed the first and replaced the second with aftermarket Noticed CV joint leaking 4 years ago and finally they are gone and replaced with reconditioned. 
97000 mi

US $250
A damper pulley was cracked and replaced Front lower arms Front stabilizer links 
100000 mi

US $200
Strut mount cracked. Replaced front struts. (the whole strut) 
61000 mi

US $500
AC went out, turned out that the car was running hot which caused the computer to turn off the AC. Replaced thermostat, upper and lower hoses, added coolant and recharged AC. 
65000 mi

US $220
Drivers side CV axle boot was torn, entire axle was replaced.  
65000 mi needed paint (oxidized) Door locks broke. Also needed $800 60k service. Sold car because couldn't afford repairs. 
105000 mi

US $960
Oil leak.  Electrical system issues randomly prevented car from starting. Fixed. 
74400 mi

C $250
Alternator and battery were replaced 
81840 mi

C $200
Brake fluid leakage from the proportional valve- master cylinder. Brake light goes on at the time of acceleration. 
83700 mi

C $240
radiator exploded 
86800 mi

C $75
Engine check light. Replaced gas tank cap. Replaced suspension part. 
99200 mi brakes line, rear brakes, master cylinder leakage torn rubber membrane on steering system leaking engine cover gasket, needed timing belt. all of these would have cost $2,000, got rid of car. 
161300 mi

US $460
Timing belt and oil leak 
129000 mi

US $50
The engine was stalling when coming to a stop. Mechanic couldn't figure out why. It was severely low on coolant and after adding coolant, the problem worked itself out. It never showed a sign of overheating until the mechanic looked at it 
128300 mi

US $150
Thermostat failed in the closed position and caused the radiator to blow. 
129000 mi

US $1096
A hose was leaking and fluid drained over a 2 week time frame and was the most likely the cause of a catastrophic failure. Another transmission issue prior to this was a harsh shift from 1st to 2nd gear, so there may have been a defect. 
145000 mi

US $120
Front end calipers corroded shut. I replaced both calipers, one rotor, replaced brake pads with ceramic ones. 
151000 mi

US $129
Flex on exhaust was replaced due to holes in it and surrounding pipe. 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 111hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

165000 mi

£150
Windscreen wiper linkage broke. New linkage sourced from Hyundai dealer. Cost $150. Only 6 bolts and 15mins to change so did it myself. 
166000 mi Diesel pump had a slight leak which made starting the car difficult in the mornings. Removed pump and took to a diesel engine specialist who replaced all the seals. Hyundai dealer had told me I needed a new pump at $1200! Pump now refitted. All OK 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

135-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

85000 mi Valve cover gasket oil leak (minor). 
96000 mi

US $550
Radiator cracked catastrophically. 
145000 mi evap system code p0445, large leak in evap system. can't find leak. replace tubes with hose. still same code. 
90000 mi

US $420
check engine light on, poor acceleration. O2 sensor replaced cracked serpentine belt. Replaced 
90000 mi

US $1500
clutch slipping. replaced timing belt replacement outer left tie rod end seized. replaced 
90000 mi

US $410
Emergency brake cables seized and had to be replaced 
110700 mi

US $1100
Replace clutch, brake pads, oil change.  Front left axle replaced 
88040 mi

C $75
Lower control arm bushings replaced along with mod of strut/springs.  
111600 mi

C $75
rear engine mount torn 
125240 mi

C $300
radiator leaking at top, small leak. replaced radiator and fluid 
150040 mi

C $200
Drove through standing water, shorted out alternator. Was suspecting alternator failing before. Replaced alternator 
167400 mi

C $50
CV boots broke, axles worn. Control arms rotted, engine subframe bolts broken. 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

135-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

50000 mi

US $300
Catalytic converter rusted and needed replacement. 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

89000 mi

US $304
catalytic converters 

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2002 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 111hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

123040 mi

C $300
Gas lines leaked. Brake lines leaked. 

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2002 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

89000 mi

US $70
Exhaust noise / leak. Replaced flex pipe. 
103000 mi

US $400
replaced clutch master cylinder replaced throttle position sensor Replace idle actuator assembly 
124000 mi

US $530
failed emission test, bad catalytic converter = replaced  bad throttle position sensor = replaced 
128500 mi

US $456
replaced clutch 
157300 mi

US $190
replaced right and left rear strut assemblies 
163000 mi

US $167
check engine light no. 3 cylinder mis-fire, replaced fuel pump assembly 
168000 mi

US $125
oil leak - replaced valve cover gasket 
173000 mi

US $330
Left front wheel bearing bad, replaced both front bearings. Was noise free and seemed OK but the noise came back after two weeks. Have yet to take it back in. Replaced left and right front strut assemblies. 
174000 mi

US $208
check engine light - replaced Purge Control Valve, Evaporative Canister Vent Solenoid Valve and Canister Assembly 
149000 mi

US $180
Replaced worn clutch 

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2002 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

102000 mi check engine light came on dealer said the o2 censer was bad and was replaced and light is still on, now I am unable to get a license plate renew sticker for the car, since I have had 2 traffic tickets as result, dealer has no idea why 
190000 mi A arms and sub frame rusted out they were all replaced under recall 
39060 mi

C $211
Leaking intake manifold gasket 
39860 mi

C $55
2-3 shift flare 
70060 mi

C $75
The flex pipe was leaking. Had to purchase a new one and weld it on 
79980 mi

C $100
Broken purge valve causing the engine light and very noticable noises at idle RPM. Replaced purge valve 
67000 mi

US $240
Rough idle, P0302 code cylinder misfire - replaced intake manifold gasket 
199000 mi

US $240
Car would hesitate and misfire after starting and running about 2 miles. Replaced: crank sensor, cam sensor, vehicle speed sensor, spark plugs, and fuel pump(complete assy). Still showing same symptoms. Will report when I figure it out. Replaced the throttle position sensor but still had the same hesitation. Turned out almost all my head bolts were loose.. Lesson learned: check the cheap easy stuff first. Runs fine now. 
110000 mi

US $80
TPS sensor replaced and calibrated 
117000 mi

US $450
Replacement of rack and pinion system 
118000 mi

US $200
Spark plugs and wires, power steering belt tensor, brake pump seals, valves cover gasket kit 
124500 mi

US $80
Water pump failed and leaked coolant. Preventive change of timing belt and tensioners. 
126700 mi

US $250
The transmission solenoid for second gear failed. All solenoids and the input and output sensors were replaced. 
123000 mi

US $120
Rear shocks and rear passenger Control arms replaced. Both front axles replaced due to broken boots that lost all grease 
47000 mi

US $600
Emissions leak at gas cap, and canister 
47000 mi

US $100
CEL while driving, transmission went into safe mode (3rd gear), pulled code p0715 (input shaft speed). Replaced transmission input speed sensor (TSS). Car shifts correctly now. 
109000 mi Blower unit for A/C and Heat stopped working entirely. All fuses fine. Living with it until I am able to purchases a new/used unit. 
138000 mi

US $600
Blew the top of the radiator out. New Aftermarket radiator and thermostat was installed. 
165000 mi Would die in warm temperatures with A/C on. 

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2002 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

86000 mi Problems shifting into 2nd gear. Dealership could not reproduce problem.  
89000 mi

US $600
Uneven wear on RR Passenger brake pad. Problem diagnosed as bad caliper, had both rear calipers, rotors, and pads replaced. 
91000 mi

US $40
High idle on cold start, cleaned idle motor. Both headlights out, replaced. 
96000 mi

US $175
RR Parking brake cable broke, replaced. 
104000 mi

US $250
High pressure power steering hose rusted through. Replaced. 
112000 mi

US $60
CEL code 420, diagnosed as bad Catalytic Converter.  
118000 mi

US $500
Alternator seized. Replaced Alternator and accessory belt. 
128800 mi

US $160
Replaced LF Tie Rod End, aligned. 
49000 mi

US $40
Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) replaced 
51000 mi

US $15
Driver side, low beam headlight replaced. 
65000 mi

US $78
replaced right rear wheel bearing (sealed unit, replaced as hub with wheel studs.) 
73000 mi

US $21
passenger headlight replaced. 
77000 mi replaced R/R tail light, brake light was out. 
90300 mi

US $21
R/R driver headlight (H7) 
111000 mi

US $250
Fuel pump fusible link was blown. Replaced fuel pump, filter and pressure regulator. Replaced fusible link. Replaced crank angle sensor which failed simultaneously. Repaired a short to the fuel pump.Wire harness was crushed at rear seat. 
118000 mi

US $9
Replaced intake manifold gasket. Cleared MIL code. Replaced clutch master cylinder 
127000 mi

US $49
replace spark plug wires to correct MIL warning. 
145000 mi

US $28
Both headlights and one marker light burned out. One headlight bulb lasted only 2 weeks. Replaced with standard bulbs to see if we get longer life. Tested alternator and checked battery for overcharging. System seems OK. 
146000 mi

US $160
Replaced all 4 strut cartridges. My wife wasn't comfortable with the road feel. Replacement improved that. 
169300 mi

US $115
replaced left and right axles 
174000 mi

US $87
replaced radiator. Did not replace hoses, cap nor thermostat. We'll see. 
179000 mi

US $50
Replaced rear hatch lock. 
186000 mi

US $74
Replaced the hatch lock actuator (junkyard, Dec.2015) with a new unit from Rock Auto. Thank you, Rock Auto 
119660 mi

C $480
High pressure and return power steering lines were replaced. *battery was replaced 
122760 mi

C $125
Rocker cover gasket and rubber washers which hold spark plugs were replaced. 
123380 mi

C $28
Passenger side headlight was out. I replaced this. 
124620 mi

C $45
Front pipe at the manifold is coming loose causing an exhaust noice on start up. Wheel bearing driver front is worn and beginning to make noice. Tires were loud - uneven wear, weather cracking. Tires replaced. Other work not done. 
128340 mi

C $729
front pads were worn, caliper slider was ceased causing pads to wear unevenly and ruin rotors drivers front wheel bearing was nearly ceased flex pipe had rotted out. it was replaced 
137640 mi

C $845
I had a right front wheel bearing replaced. Replaced timing belt. Parking brake cable replaced. 
140740 mi

C $210
the seam on my radiator blew and the car leaked antifreeze 
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) 
173600 mi Front pipe leak at manifold when sold. 
115320 mi

C $275
Right rear wheel bearing howling like a banshee. back to serenity now that its been replaced. 
122760 mi

C $360
Windshield wiper linkage inoperable. Replaced...wipers work well now. 
124000 mi

C $1200
E-brake cable seized, which caused the rear brakes to seize over a period of 1 months inactivity. Almost entire rear brake system replaced, ebrake cable replaced. 
133300 mi

C $80
multiple lights out.. 
159960 mi

C $750
Cracked Valve Cover Front right wheel bearing 
98000 mi

US $228
Left front axle had split open Axle replaced 
113000 mi

US $600
Car overheated. Brought in for repairs. Had radiator replaced. 
119000 mi

US $1081
Clutch replaced, flywheel resurfaced. 
120000 mi

US $1775
Replaced transmission (failing differentials) 
129000 mi

US $2400
Hole in 2nd cat pipe; replaced assembly ($600). Replaced all four disc brake pads, rotors, calipers ($500). 
141000 mi

US $2000
Alternator died on winter morning. Charge light lit correctly. Alternator replaced with rebuilt. Power steering hose / mount failure. Hose replaced, mount repaired. Replaced leaking radiator. Had leaking radiator for nearly 1 year. 
142500 mi

US $1200
Both rear brake lines corroded and leaking fluid. Rear calipers replaced with rebuilt. Driver side CV boot discovered torn. Explained slight clicking noise while turning. Don't know how long it had been that way. 
148000 mi

US $120
Exhaust: flex pipe rusted through. Replaced entire flex-pipe / rear catalyst assembly. 
164000 mi

US $540
Driver's Side CV Halfshaft. Replaced Passenger Front wheel bearing. 
167000 mi

US $480
Passenger side speed sensor damaged during repair of wheel bearing in previous trip Replaced driver's side front wheel bearing unable to replace in July trip Replaced leaking fuel lines 
183000 mi Brake frozen on 
64000 mi Back rear bearing whining hole in exhaust pad 
91500 mi

US $15
Fuel filler tube would accept only a minimum amount of gas. Removed gas tank, cleaned air vent, replaced charcoal filter. replaced fuel filter (routine) Replaced the driver side headlight twice in the last 3 months 
103000 mi

US $50
I had caused a short when replacing the low beams. Had to take it in for diagnosis 
117180 mi

C $200
timing belt replacement, idler and tensioner replaced at same time 
122140 mi

C $500
replaced all 4 shocks, tie rod ends, and rear sway bar links replaced left rear caliper due to seized emergency brake functionality; replaced rear brake pads 
127720 mi

C $100
Right rear wheel bearing failed. Unable to order new bearing kit quick enough, replaced with part from auto wrecker. 
131440 mi

C $50
valve cover gasket replaced - leaking oil. air and oil filter change.  
132060 mi

C $200
had to replace right rear wheel bearing, which i previously replaced with a used part, now replaced with a new bearing. also hit a deer, so i had to replace the headlight, hood, radiator, and should replace the grill and fender once I can. 
68500 mi

US $400
Parking brake cable had corroded and was not releasing the parking brake all the way. Cable replaced. 
82000 mi

US $140
Radiator cracked near the top (cheap plastic) which allowed coolant to leak out. Luckily car started overheating near a shop. Axle boot on left front started leaking grease. Axle replacement was same price as repair so went with new axle. 
87700 mi

US $129
Battery bad. Replaced. 
86000 mi

US $120
check engine light came on. gas mileage has decreased and engine revs much higher at idle 

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2002 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

140000 mi

US $1000
Blown Headgasket. Decided to replace engine rather than have the engine taken apart piece by piece. Was told by three shops that could possibly cost much more money if the head is not able to be repaired. Chose to just replace the engine with used engine. 
142000 mi

US $600
Running roughly at cold idle. Tune up and throttle body service cured problem. 
142000 mi

US $150
I replaced the leaking high pressure power steering line ($120) and the left outer tie rod end a tire shop said was bad ($30). 
151000 mi Recall work performed. L control arm failure resulting in half shaft failure. Was previously inspected(3 years ago)per the recall and deemed to be within normal limits. Both control arms replaced under recall as well as the damaged axle. 
162000 mi

US $250
Replaced rear wheel bearing that was making noise, left tie rod end, end links, and sway bar bushings. Replaced both rear calipers due to one leaking and both rear rotors as well as a brake fluid flush. 
182000 mi

US $160
Air con recharge required, no leak detected. 
88000 mi

US $80
Replaced leaking Radiator. Plastic housing was cracked all the top front portion near the filler cap. 
91000 mi

US $75
Rear struts 
92000 mi

US $60
Carbon Canister clogged carbon pellets came loose in the lines, back pressure could not properly fill gas tank, pump nozzle kept cutting off. Took like 10 minutes to fill up tank 
93000 mi

US $22
Check Engine Light P0451 P0455 Manifold Purge Valve, Evaporation Control System 
81840 mi

C $1200
Leaking radiator replaced. Rusted power steering line replaced. 
92000 mi

US $85
Transmission won't shift out of 3rd gear. P0715 Computer code. Replaced Input speed sensor. 

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2002 Hyundai Elantra 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

56000 mi Replaced timing belt,and water pump.....mech. said tensioner was ok 

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2001 Hyundai Elantra

Engine not specified

84000 mi

US $140
Clutch throwout bearing blew apart and needed replacement. 
90000 mi

US $300
Radiator blew out the plastic top. Needed a new radiator. 
139000 mi Catalytic converter rattling, replaced. 

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2001 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

120000 mi

US $150
Bad O2 sensor caused check engine light to come on. I have replaced at least 2 O2 sensors in the past. 
121000 mi

US $300
The alternator went and the mechanic replaced it with a new one. 
125000 mi

US $400
Car overheated but running heat corrected problem. Added coolant several times but appeared to not fill. Mechanic determined a failed (leaking) water pump and replaced. 
126000 mi

US $270
The left front axle boot wore off and the grease was released. Mechanic recommended replacemnt of boot and left front axle. 
129300 mi

US $100
O2 sensor 
137000 mi

US $100
My O2 sensor system is intermittent. A new O2 sensor did not correct the problem. I think it is likely the electrical harness or a grounding issue. 
147700 mi

US $400
Failed Alternator. 
155000 mi adjujsted timing belt to remove squeeking sound 
159000 mi

US $200
O2 sensor 
162000 mi

US $440
Both front axles 
158000 mi

US $125
Alternator replacement. Turbo downpipe near it so taking more heat than it was designed for. 
176000 mi

US $100
Bad connecting rod bearings. Bearing replacement and a crankshaft polish was done without removing it from the car. 

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2001 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

142000 mi

US $100
Requested alignment, mechanic found bad control arm. 
148000 mi

US $5
Re-lubed stuck brake caliper brackets. 
151000 mi

US $1000
Replaced steering knuckles, control arms, left sway bar link, front wheel bearings. Replaced brake calipers, wheel cylinders, right front wheel speed sensor. Replaced right axle. 
152000 mi

US $150
Replace drums, shoes, and rear hubs & rear wheel bearings. 
157000 mi

US $20
Replaced burned-out HVAC blower motor. Recharged A/C with aftermarket refrigerant/sealer/lube - system seems to have a persistent slow leak. 
158500 mi

US $400
Replaced fuel injectors - solved a bad cold hesitation. Replaced original fuel filter. Then replaced pump & filter assembly due to faulty filter causing loss of residual system pressure and difficulty starting. 
160000 mi

US $35
Replaced bad MAP/IAT sensor. Diagnostic computer detected intermittent readings from the intake air temperature sensor, which is also part of the MAP sensor. It's cheap and easy to replace. 
165000 mi

US $250
Replaced the steering rack and tie rod ends. The rack was exhibiting a power bias towards one side, which is a sign of an internal leak. 
178000 mi

US $85
Replace rusted-out power steering pressure hose. 
183000 mi

US $50
Replaced left axle, which had a torn CV boot. 
185000 mi

US $250
Major rust repair - replaced front fenders and repaired rustthrough on rear quarter panels. 
190000 mi

US $26
Replaced braided flex coupling in exhaust system, which had rusted out. 
192000 mi

US $200
Replaced leaky high pressure line and recharged the system. 
195000 mi

US $110
Replaced both power mirrors and master controller on driver's door. 
200000 mi

US $16
Welded support pieces onto frame under passenger side, to repair rust holes. 
139500 mi

C $160
failed to ignite 
114700 mi

$25
TCM codes read, faulty input speed sensor which has to be replaced. Engine briefly stalls when i step on accelerator, Check Engine light comes on. ECM codes read that pointed to problem associated with exhaust manifold and/or catalytic converter. repair cost involved too high, so nothing has been done so far 
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 The main engine bearing was starting to go. Sold to shadetree mechanic who was going to rebuild the engine. 
189000 mi

US $300
Replacement of timing belt and all other belts. 
190000 mi Check engine light came on. Front oxygen sensor replaced. Light soon back on, same code. Probably catalytic converter. Car running fine, would be expensive to repair, so living with light. 
201000 mi

US $98
Oxygen sensor error code. Replaced sensor. The CEL and code came back after about 75 miles. Our mechanic said that the next step would be to check out a possible catalytic converter issue or even a possible computer issue.  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. 
211000 mi

US $495
Replaced rear brake lines and shoes, replaced front rotors and pads. 
212700 mi

US $25
Replaced broken exterior door handle- driver's side front. 
216000 mi Paint worn off, rockers rusting. 
42300 mi

US $165
Car had a CEL indicating P0715 - bad transmission speed sensor. The CEL would come on, and the car would stay in whatever gear it was in and not upshift. If you turned off the car, and started it up again, it reset and everything was fine 

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2001 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

81500 mi

A $844
Clutch slipping and becoming difficult to upshift gears. Clutch disc, pressure plate and thrust bearing replaced; flywheel machined, and rear main oil seal replaced. 
84600 mi Rear main oil seal started leaking after clutch and rear main seal repair in August. Rear main seal replaced, and labour charges covered, under original repairer's warranty. 
95140 mi

A $1362
Items replaced: Front shock absorbers (Boge); strut top plates, front coil springs, front and rear 'D' bushes (all genuine Hyundai); front sway bar links (generic brand);  both outer CV boots (expandable PTW); front brake pads & rotors (RDA) 

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2001 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

97540 mi

C $50
Key would not turn, ignition switch locked up. 
97960 mi

C $175
replaced driver side caliper and disc pads, both sides.-bleed system 
143000 mi

US $60
dashboard lights would not come on but was repaired. 
154700 mi *collision damage Tail lights changed. 
158000 mi

US $200
Needed new radiator 
160000 mi

US $300
Brake calipers needed replacing 

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2001 Hyundai Elantra 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

120900 mi

C $10
Check engine light, reset, 1 wk later CEL again and car runs VERY rough. Gasket at #3 cyl is worn away and there is a vacuum leak. Gasket replaced, problem solved. Mechanic had a hard time diagnosing the problem and tried replacing parts at first. Left headlight bulb replaced 

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2000 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Wagon

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

154000 mi

US $100
Bad spark plug wires kept car from starting.  Dirty throttle body was affecting idle and causing stalls. Now needs tires (fourth set on car since new). 
159700 mi

US $400
Replaced all four struts, originals were well overdue for replacement. They were worn out and one was actually blown out.  

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2000 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Wagon

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

167000 mi

US $3000
Head gasket 

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