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2011 Hyundai Elantra repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 87 repairs.
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2011 Hyundai Elantra repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (2%)

$100 - $499 (20%)

< $100 (79%)

Chart based on 56 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2011 Hyundai Elantra

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Hyundai Elantra in Texas, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2011
Jun 2011

8000 mi
Significant panel gap between driver door and dashboard. Most noticeable when door is closed 

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2011 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

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

Hyundai Elantra in Texas, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2015
Jan 2012 The car pulls left and right randomly and for no reason. When exiting the vehicle I smelled antifreeze frequently. The dealer pressure tested it and said there was no leak and that I should be filling it with antifreeze every oil change. I can still smell it and keep adding antifreeze. 
Apr 2012

25000 mi
The front end was popping when placed into gear. The dealer said the front axles were not lubricated properly. There was a rattling noise under car when taking off. The dealer said a weld came loose on a heat sheild. The floor mat was coming loose and moving over the gas pedal. They said the carpet was installed incorrectly and they are replacing all of the carpet. 
Jun 2013

60000 mi
The high pressure fuel pump went out. To start the car we would have to try and start the car multiple times to build the fuel pressure up so it would start. 
Sep 2013

70000 mi

US $150
The car died so I took it in and they said the battery was bad. 
Mar 2015

112000 mi

US $40
The AC stopped working. Found a small leak on the high pressure hose. Recharged and currently works fine. 
Hyundai Elantra in Washington, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2013
Jan 2012

22000 mi
Dealer inspected for very noisy engine, similar to noisy valves/diesel sound. Heater failed to work. Dealer replaced heater and A/C control unit 
Jun 2013

47000 mi
Rattle and thunk in front end 
Hyundai Elantra in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2017
Apr 2015

46500 mi
Replaced faulty transmission temperature sensor. 
Hyundai Elantra in Ontario, Canada
May 2011 - Dec 2016
Apr 2012

11140 mi
Outside temperature sensor malfunctioned. Display was reading abnormally high temperatures, up to 80 deg. C. New sensor ordered, has not arrived yet. 
Aug 2013

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

35000 mi

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

65100 mi

C $165
Check engine light came on. Required ECM reflash with software supposed to prevent this error code from reoccurring. 
Hyundai Elantra in Iowa, United States
Jul 2011 - Oct 2013
Jun 2013

46000 mi
The radio/nav quit making sound. I contacted the dealer to see what might be the issue. Dealer said it would cost $90 to diagnose. Internet researce said to disconnect battery for 10 minutes to reset radio. This advice worked. 
Hyundai Elantra in Trinidad and Tobago
Jan 2012 - Mar 2015
Feb 2012

3100 mi
Light knocking sound from engine at idle after normal engine temperature is achieved. The knock rate increases with engine RPM but does not get louder RPM.The dealer suspects that it is a connecting rod problem.scheduled for returnto dealer 
May 2014

23720 mi
Positive battery terminal replaced due to loose fit. 
Hyundai Elantra in Virginia, United States
Feb 2012 - Sep 2017
Apr 2012

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

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

24000 mi
Replaced defective oil temp sensor 
May 2017

82000 mi
rattle inside headliner. Dealer resolved with no charge to us. 
Aug 2017

85452 mi

US $36
No audio sound from radio, phone, etc. 
Hyundai Elantra in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2015 - May 2017
Aug 2016

71400 mi
Was getting a knocking noise on left turns. Dealer said it had to do with the plastic washers used between the cv joint and the transmission. The factory upgraded them to metal washers. 
Hyundai Elantra in Florida, United States
Feb 2012 - Sep 2017
Feb 2012

22000 mi
Replaced steering wheel under warranty, new wheel peeled at 50,000. 
Jun 2017

90000 mi

US $90
Visor passenger side cracked 
Hyundai Elantra in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

60000 mi

US $300
Excessive and abnormal rear tire wear not covered under warranty-denied existence by Hyundai. Found excessive rear alignment specs caused rapid rear tire wear. Found remedy on forum by installing shims under bolts of rear axle. 
Hyundai Elantra in Texas, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2017
Sep 2015

54000 mi
Check engine light on. Code: PO711. Replaced transmission sensor under warranty. 
Hyundai Elantra in Colorado, United States
Apr 2011 - Oct 2017
Sep 2013

52000 mi
Rear shock absorber failure. One was replaced under warranty. I noticed another failure by the same reaction of poor tracking on bumpy curves and replaced both with lower cost Monroe shock absorbers. I thought Monroe's might be better than OEM but I am disappointed. No real improvement. Fuel door latch needed adjustment as it did not always open. 
May 2015

82200 mi

US $30
Front sway bar links bearing plastic material worn allowing rattle with small road imperfections. I replaced with aftermarket better quality component. 
May 2017

102000 mi
Exhaust heat shield rattle when engine is not at full operating temp. 
Hyundai Elantra in California, United States
Feb 2013 - Sep 2017
Jan 2015

61200 mi

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

67000 mi
Ignition or It still happens and the dealer acts like there is nothing wrong. Sometimes it will not start, you have to turn key wait then turn downward and it will start. I replaced the battery, starter and it still did not correct problem 
Hyundai Elantra in Maine, United States
May 2011 - Sep 2017
Nov 2015

24300 mi
replaced bad right front wheel bearing. Left front was ok. Done under manufacturer warranty. 
Jun 2017

30000 mi

US $110
Rear brakes were overheating which required technician to disassemble, inspect and clean before state inspection sticker given 
Hyundai Elantra in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2011 - Sep 2017
Nov 2013

26040 mi
install new right front outer tie tod 
May 2014

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

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

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. 
May 2015

44640 mi
replace fan motor assembly 
Sep 2015

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

51460 mi

C $100
replaced drive belt - ribbed serpentine belt 
Jan 2017

67208 mi
a/c was blowing warm air, diagnosed as problem with previous ECM update - the ECM update was reversed 
Mar 2017

63860 mi

C $200
replace front stabilizer links 
Apr 2017

65100 mi

C $40
replace front and side marker light bulbs warranty / recall work 
May 2017

66340 mi
replace fan motor 
Aug 2017

67751 mi
short block replacement - covered by warranty noticed noises from engine on startup and was told that due to problem likely originating from factory 6 years ago this required major engine replacement 
Hyundai Elantra in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2017
Jul 2011

4000 mi
Just an ECM Update, nothing else. I can't really tell any difference as far as before/after the update. 
Sep 2015

34000 mi
TSB concerning a small clip placed on the transmission to hold the shifter cable to prevent detachment. 
Aug 2016

38900 mi
Transmission Temp Sensor was faulty, covered under powertrain warranty. Existing TSB was referenced. 
Hyundai Elantra in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2011 - Dec 2012
Jun 2011

1240 mi
ECM flash update during 1st maintenance service 
Hyundai Elantra in New York, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2015
Oct 2011

11000 mi
Front passenger speakers sound distorted Replaced ac compresser unit Speakers in front passenger door replaced 
Jul 2012

19300 mi
Seat belt guide on rear passenger seat broke! Replaced by dealer. 
Dec 2012

24000 mi
Door sqeaks 
Jun 2013

30000 mi
Oil pan seal failure 
Nov 2013

34000 mi
Horn does not work every time for 5-10 minutes after starting a vehicle that has been sitting for more than 5 hours? 
Dec 2013

35000 mi
Horn issues still! 
Dec 2014

46000 mi

US $55
Intermittent , the horn will/ will not sound.. was told may be fuse...?? 
Hyundai Elantra in New York, United States
Dec 2010 - May 2013
Mar 2011

1000 mi
Remote door opener not working, clock not working. Corrected problem. 
Hyundai Elantra in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2010 - Mar 2013
Jan 2011

4500 mi
Connector in A-Pillar had bent-pin, preventing dome lights from illuminating upon opening doors. 
Jan 2013 Door lock switch malfunctioned. Transmission sensor (TSB) 
Hyundai Elantra in Virginia, United States
Dec 2010 - Apr 2017
Dec 2014

108000 mi

US $301
Replace Oxygen sensor 
Hyundai Elantra in Illinois, United States
Nov 2010 - Aug 2012
Apr 2011

3000 mi
Noise from front of car @1200-1900 RPM light load. Dealer diagnosed as 'cradle rattling.' Removed LF(anti-swaybar?)strut, tightened links, and tightened cradle. This eliminated the objectionable noise. 
Aug 2011

8000 mi
Actuator for A/C recirculation door found to be not physically attached. Was connected electrically so showed as working on computer scan. 
Hyundai Elantra in Nova Scotia, Canada
Feb 2011 - Feb 2016
May 2014

32520 mi
Left rear shock leaking. Replaced under warranty. 
Hyundai Elantra in Washington, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2014
Jul 2013

36700 mi
exhaust system was making unusual noise. a broken exhaust clamp was replaced. 
Hyundai Elantra in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2011 - Apr 2013
Jun 2011

2000 mi
scratches on the back of the glass of the instrument cluster. 
Hyundai Elantra in West Virginia, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2017
Nov 2015

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

65000 mi
Recall for Power steering problem 
Aug 2017

82000 mi

US $140
Coolant flush and fill 
Hyundai Elantra in Illinois, United States
Feb 2011 - Aug 2014
Mar 2014

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

30000 mi

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

30000 mi
Intermittant failure of the starter circuit. Push the starter button, and the car comes to life electrically, but does not start. Wait a few minutes, and the car thyen starts. Dealer could not find the problem or fix it. Very disappointing. 
Hyundai Elantra in Virginia, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2017
Jan 2012

17000 mi
starter motor turning over, but ignition wouldn't catch. Tow company was unable to start the vehicle as well. Car started next morning at the dealer with no intervention. Tested OK. 
Nov 2012

34300 mi
Experienced extremely rough shifting. Check engine light came on, then went off. Dealer was able to pull codes and determine that this was a known problem with an oil sensor. 
Nov 2013

52900 mi

US $330
Rough start, engine light on. Flushed fuel system and reset ECU. Also replaced driver's side sun visor, which would not stay in place. Covered by warranty. 
Hyundai Elantra in District of Columbia, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2014
Jan 2014

27500 mi
Buttons on left of steering wheel were malfunctioning. Speakers were no longer emitting sound. 

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2011 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Elantra in Hungary
Mar 2013 - Jan 2014
May 2013

12560 mi
a spring on the clutch plate broke 

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