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Hyundai Elantra repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

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

Other (6%)

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Hyundai Elantra transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (15%)

$500 - $999 (11%)

$100 - $499 (29%)

< $100 (44%)

Chart based on 123 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2013 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

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

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. 
30200 mi Transmission temperature sensor needed to be replaced. 
34000 mi The car shifted hard into every gear up and down. Dealer result the adaptive learning and the car drives fine. 
42000 mi Faulty transmission temperature sensor was causing hard shifting in all gears, up and down. This happened back in Nov. without throwing a code. They did adaptive learning and it was better. This time it threw codes. 
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. 
117000.0 mi

US $700
After previous repair of the transmission lockout on the ignition, the sport mode no longer worked. The dealer wanted another $700 to repair it. 
43000.0 mi Shifter stuck in park, wouldn't move tried multiple solutions. AAA mechanic forced it into drive, worked ok after that. Took to dealer next business day - they replaced a clip that may have been part of a recall. Has worked fine since. Sorry, don't know the actual part names. 

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2013 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

620 mi 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. 
9920 mi Transmission slips between gear 2 and 3 (6 speed manual). Electronic sensors do not "lock" in the gear. 

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2013 Hyundai Elantra 2dr Coupe

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

3200 mi Inhibitor switch and PCM replaced 

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2012 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

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

23000 mi Needed to order washers for the axle assemby after a popping noise started in the front end when power is applied. 
66000 mi

US $399
Transmission Fluid Flush 
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. 
19220 mi clunking noise when accelerating. Drive shaft locking nut was loose. Was retorqued to factory spec. 
58640 mi Rattling upon cold start up. Originally thoght it was heat shield. Problem persisted 
5000 mi The transmission was slipping and then suddenly engaging into gear. They replaced some parts and the fluid, it took about a week. 
72300 mi Front axle shaft washers clicking when selecting gears. Replaced plastic washers with steel per TSB 12-DS-001 
59520 mi Transmission & torque converter fried. 
58000 mi Recall on Drivetrain 
50500 mi When putting car in reverse it would make a loud pop or clunk. They replaced drive shaft washers 

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2012 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

50220 mi The clutch assembly needed replacement with only 80,000 Kilometers (50,000 miles). Hyundai refused to cover this even though there was evidence of uneven wear on the pressure plate. Driven MT cars for almost 50 years and never had a problem. Although the clutch replacement in the previous trip fixed the clutch engagement, the car still would not reliably shift into 1st. A separate problem, apparently. The dealer, replaced the shifter cables. This improved the problem, but the transmission is  

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2011 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

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

25000 mi The front end was popping when placed into gear. The dealer said the front axles were not lubricated properly. 
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. 
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 
12200 mi Transmission sensor (TSB) 
54000 mi Check engine light on. Code: PO711. Replaced transmission sensor under warranty. 
34000 mi TSB concerning a small clip placed on the transmission to hold the shifter cable to prevent detachment. 
38900 mi Transmission Temp Sensor was faulty, covered under powertrain warranty. Existing TSB was referenced. 
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. 
30000 mi

US $175
Manual shift mechanism failed and was replaced under warranty. 
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. 
49600 mi The car started jerking forward when accelerating and stalled once. The problem ended up being the temperature sensor which was replaced 

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2011 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

12560 mi a spring on the clutch plate broke 

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2010 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

49000 mi

US $250
Rough upshifts, dealer preformed transmission fluid change. Unknown squeaking, never found. 
29300 mi Slow transmission fluid leak where a line went through the axle, fixed by replacing the line I think. 

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2009 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

51100 mi

US $250
Driver's side CV boot leaking grease necessitating replacement of drive axle on that side. 
2100.0 mi transmission was leaking from the fwd tranny mount bolt. Removed bolt, sealed, reinstalled bolt. car pulled right-fixed:swapped front tires. transmission leak-fixed:sealed transmission mount bolt. 
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. 

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2008 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

112000 mi

US $2000
Replaced the transmission. 
23000 mi The transmission has never shifted correctly. Dealer says there's nothing wrong with it so I will wait until it breaks. 
47120 mi

C $24
The transmission will hang up in 2nd gear sometimes, when almost coming to a complete stop, then won't downshift easily to gain more torque; sometimes will not downshift when attempting to accelerate up an on ramp; hesitation (fuel del.) 

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2008 Hyundai Elantra 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

50220 mi

$250
semiaxis cover broken. 

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2007 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

16900.0 mi

US $165
Engine oil/filter change Transmission service. Noticed trans fluid was dark brown and smelled burnt. ATF was overheating due to blockage in the transmission. Had to remove the filter to access the blockage to remove it. 
20000 mi 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. 
11160 mi Transmission failed. covered under warranty so didn't pay anything. really disappointed though. 
67000 mi SEAM LEAK - SEEPING. HYUNDAI DOES NOT REPAIR. TRANSMISSION REPLACED. 
53000 mi Car seemed to be slipping (as if on ice) and then would get very sluggish. Was also making a loud clanking noise when hard turns. Dealer decided it was the L/F axle that needed replacing. 
54000 mi Thought the new axle was the fix, but the 'slipping' happened again. To the shop, could not replicate. Since the trans fluid was due for changing at 60k (we are at 54k) had it changed. Seemed fine until last week. 'Slipped again'. Annoyi 
59000 mi

US $1500
Good News - the slipping, clunking and sticking in 3rd gear finally was able to be replicated by the dealer (also had a CEL) when taken in from the trans. Bad News - Needed a new transmission. Not quite the Hyundai quality I expected. 

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2006 Hyundai Elantra

Engine not specified

86900 mi

US $100
Outer CV joint on driver's side was shredded and nearly came apart. 

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2006 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

63860 mi

C $850
Replace clutch 

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2006 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

270000 mi

US $95
The transmission needs to be replaced. 
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. 

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2006 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

80600 mi

C $40
Noise when depressing clutch - small part replaced. 
82460 mi

C $80
Replaced clutch, resurfaced flywheel 
110340 mi

C $690
Clutch and pressure plate replaced. Flywheel resurfaced. 
109100 mi

C $300
Clutch Slave Cylinder was leaking 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

115980 mi

C $100
Outer CV Boot broke. 
102000 mi

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

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

131000 mi

US $650
Replaced both front axles, the boots were both broken. 
62000 mi

C $1550
CV boots cracked and/or torn 
64480 mi

C $450
Leaking hose and CV joint clamped. 
76000 mi discovered failing CV boots on half axles. 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

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. 
102000 mi

US $403
Experiencing spongy clutch. Diagnosed as a leaking clutch slave cylinder. Shop replaced both master and slave cylinders. 
115000 mi

US $453
Notified front passenger side CV boot was cracked and required replacement. 
41540 mi 3 gears were off - replaced...? 
117000 mi

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

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

122500 mi cv axel 
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
Replaced both CV joints, boots were cracked and one was leaky. 
133000 mi Repaired torn boot 
215000 mi

US $1295
Transmission replaced 
69000 mi Drivers side axle. 

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2004 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

184000 mi

US $600
Replace axles because trans out, badly worn. 

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2004 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

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. 
140000 mi

US $350
CV boot cracked - needed replacing 
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. 
82700 mi gear selector broken 
100000 mi Shift solenoid in transmission was bad. 

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2004 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

111300 mi

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

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2004 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

139400 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. 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra

Engine not specified

36000 mi

US $1400
c/v assembly rusted out and broke 
52000 mi

US $1191
Needed new CV joints. Replaced them. 
134540 mi

C $1600
Cv boot replaced for right side. 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

135-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

102000 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. 
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. 
90000 mi

US $855
New CV joints needed. 
80000 mi

US $1100
clutch came apart for the second time 
69000.0 mi

US $380
clutch slave cylinder 
57000 mi

US $115
problem with clutch pedal too high, clutch slow to engage - Stephens Hyundai told me "no problem existed" Friend told me clutch needs replaced soon, common probl in this year and make  

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

135-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

65000 mi

US $220
Drivers side CV axle boot was torn, entire axle was replaced.  
151000 mi

US $250
Replaced Half shafts, $50 each, 1.5 hrs labor in the shop 
68000.0 mi

US $50
Whirling sound from front axle when fully steered. Diagnosed as a worn high-pressure power-steering hose. Replaced and the noise is gone. 
88000 mi

US $300
Noticed CV joint leaking 4 years ago and finally they are gone and replaced with reconditioned. 
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. 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

135-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

54560 mi Issue with shifting reported. Clutch assembly replaced under 30day warranty. Transmission still has synchro issue - not dealt with. 
55180 mi Transmission axle seal leaking after clutch replacement. Seal replaced under warranty. 
167400 mi

C $50
CV boots broke, axles worn. 
110300 mi

US $1100
Front left axle replaced 
39000.0 mi Axle seals replaced (leaking). 
62000.0 mi Transmission rebuilt (input bearing noisy) 
90000.0 mi

US $400
CV Boot replaced. 

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2002 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

103000 mi

US $140
replaced clutch master cylinder 
84000 mi

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

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2002 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

104000.0 mi

US $950
drivetrain repair drivetrain repair 
103000 mi

US $420
Front axles replaced.  
83080 mi Wouldn't switch into 3rd or 4th during 1st drive when it arrived at my house. Took car back to seller and got money back! Took to repair shop they told me it would cost 1200 for new transmission possibly took it back to seller. 
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. 
116300 mi

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

US $120
Both front axles replaced due to broken boots that lost all grease 

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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.  
82000 mi

US $140
Axle boot on left front started leaking grease. Axle replacement was same price as repair so went with new axle. 
118000 mi

US $9
Replaced clutch master cylinder 
169300 mi

US $115
replaced left and right axles 
50.0 mi Shifter knob twisted backwards. 
98000 mi

US $228
Left front axle had split open Axle replaced 
120000 mi

US $1775
Replaced transmission (failing differentials) 
143000 mi

US $1200
Driver side CV boot discovered torn. Explained slight clicking noise while turning. Don't know how long it had been that way. 
163500 mi

US $540
Driver's Side CV Halfshaft. 

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2002 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

76000 mi Automatic transmission shifting hard into third gear when engine is cold. Dealer scanned the transmission codes-there were none and was told that the transmission was acting as the manufacturer intended. 
78120 mi

C $500
Transmission problem occurring intermittently. Engine would stick before shifting with a bang. 
254200 mi

US $350
Cv joints 
55000.0 mi Car was having difficulty shifting gear. Transmission replaced.  
70000.0 mi

US $1000
Transmission replaced for the second time.  

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2001 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

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. 
162000 mi

US $440
Both front axles 
50000.0 mi

US $900
Clutch assembly replaced, and electrical timer system redone, sparkplugs replaced. 
69000 mi

US $1200
The entire clutch system was shot. This is after doing regular maintenance, and having the same system completely replaced at 45000 miles (I traded the car in at 69000) for a Camry 2011 LE. 

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2001 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

151000 mi

US $1000
Replaced right axle. 
183000 mi

US $50
Replaced left axle, which had a torn CV boot. 
71920 mi replaced the two drive shafts and the two sensors on the gearbox 

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2001 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

127200 mi

US $360
Replaced both CV joints and axles 
81400 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. 
95440 mi

A $1362
both outer CV boots (expandable PTW); front brake pads & rotors (RDA) 

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