2005 Hyundai Elantra Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Hyundai Elantra

2005 Hyundai Elantra Problems

Confirm Latest Software For Transmission Control Module and Correct Fuild For Proper Shift Quailty

Prior to replacing the automatic transmission fluid (to improve shift quality), make sure that the transmission fluid level is correct. Also, make sure the computer that controls the transmission has the most up-to-date adaptive programming information. When servicing these transmissions be sure to use fluid approved by Hyundai.

Transmission Won't Shift/CEL Due to Failed Speed Sensors in Transmission

If the automatic transmission does not shift properly and the Check Engine Light illuminates, the speed sensors in the transmission may have failed. The sensors are simple and inexpensive to replace.

Check Engine Light Due to Failing Canister Purge Valve

A failing vapor canister purge valve may cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. This valve is part of the evaporative (EVAP) emission control system.

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2005 Hyundai Elantra Questions

This car idles really rough, any idea why? (1 answer)

I just bought it, so I don't know much about it. The guys I got it from said they replaced some, but not all of the motor mounts, I know that might be the issue. But what other possible causes are there?

Why does my car stall when I stop at a red light (1 answer)

Why won't my 2005 Hyundai Elantra/ standard, go into reverse but drives? (1 answer)

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2005 Hyundai Elantra Recalls

Recall 05V479000
CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN ADVANCED AIR BAG SYSTEM. THE OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) INSTALLED IN THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT OF THE VEHICLE MAY MISCLASSIFY A CHILD RESTRAINT SEAT (CRS) AS AN ADULT. THIS MAY OCCUR IF THE CRS IS INSTALLED AFTER AN ADULT HAS BEEN SEATED IN THE RIGHT FR...
Recall 05V395000
CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN ADVANCED AIR BAG SYSTEM. THE OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) INSTALLED IN THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT OF THE VEHICLE MAY MISCLASSIFY A CHILD RESTRAINT SEAT (CRS) AS AN ADULT. THIS MAY OCCUR IF THE CRS IS INSTALLED AFTER AN ADULT HAS BEEN SEATED IN THE RIGHT FR...
Steering Gear May Have Internal Cracks

The steering gearbox assembly's left and right inner ball joint assemblies may contain internal cracks in the material. This may allow the inner ball joint to break away, separating the tie rod from the steering gearbox. This would prevent steering control to the wheel with the separated tie rod, which could cause a crash. Dealers will replace the steering gearbox assemblies free of charge. All owners were notified by telephone on April 8, 2005, and instructed not to drive their vehicles. Hyundai arranged for the pickup and return of the vehicles. The Hyundai recall number is 069.

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2005 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

Front brake rotors seem to be rusting off the vehicle. Bolts on fron caliper seem to rust too excessively also. Transmission does not shift smoothly, and never really did. Also had a relay go bad and lock transmission in low hear. Stupid design flaw if you ask me. License plate lights melted cover lens. Engine really started getting weak at 60k. At 130k I could probably get out and push ...
Purchased new 2005, This car has 94,000 miles, still manages 33 mpg. Normal maintence with only brakes and tires. would purchase another at a drop of a dime.
Steering wheel fell apart at 40k mi. Under warranty but the dealership refused to fix it. Power mirrors always stop working. Need replacement motor every time it rains. Check engine light comes on every three months for various reasons. Expensive fixes to slight problems. Power steering barely works. Need a new alignment every couple of months despite not hitting curbs or the like which might r...

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