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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2008 Hyundai Elantra

2008 Hyundai Elantra

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2008 Hyundai Elantra Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The airbag warning light may illuminate due to an internal fault with the driver's side airbag. Hyundai has issued a recall for this concern. The recall applies to 1994 & 1995 models only.

2008 Hyundai Elantra Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., March 15, 2011

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The air bag control module may receive an unstable electrical signal from the driver's fore/aft seat position sensor. This could cause the driver's front air bag to deploy at the incorrect pressure in the event of a crash, increasing risk of injury to the driver. Dealers will reprogram the air bag control module with updated software to correct this issue. This recall is expected to begin during April of 2011. The Hyundai recall number is 100.

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Body, Interior & Misc., March 15, 2011

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An electrical connector for the passenger front seat weight sensor is located under the center console. This connector can become contaminated, which could cause the passenger front air bag to deploy unnecessarily in the event of a crash. An unintended air bag deployment increases the risk of injury for an occupant in the front passenger seat. Dealers will install a protective cover over the affected connector to prevent contamination. This recall is expected to begin during April of 2011. The Hyundai recall number is 099.

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Brakes, April 1, 2013

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The affected vehicles are being recalled because the brake light switch can fail prematurely, resulting in the loss of brake light operation. Other systems that may be affected include: cruise control, push-button start, gear shifter, and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system. Dealers will replace the brake light switch to correct this concern.

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Engine, February 9, 2009

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The fuel pump may have internal electrical issues that prevent proper fuel pressure from being developed. This can cause hard starting and poor performance. Dealers will replace the fuel pump subassembly. The Hyundai Puerto Rico recall number is 086. This recall began on February 9, 2009.

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Engine, September 15, 2008

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The fuel pump motor may not have uniform electrical contacts, causing the fuel pump not to produce the fuel pressure needed for the fuel injection system. This condition could cause hard starting or engine hesitation. Engine hesitation or other performance issues may increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the fuel pump subassembly free of charge. The recall began September 15, 2008.

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2008 Hyundai Elantra Questions and Answers

OldBob, 2008 Hyundai Elantra, DOHC, Plainfield, IL

Where on the 2008 Elantra is the oil filter located and how can I reach?

irishboom2, 2008 Hyundai Elantra, SOHC, Charlton, MA

need to know oil type for this vehicle

Visitor, 2008 Hyundai Elantra, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Sacramento, CA

my car wont shift out of park

m.sadek, 2008 Hyundai Elantra, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Cairo, GA

my sunroof mechanisme is brocken and i leave in cairo egypt .i need a new part[sunroof mechaninsm]please answer me.thanks

Joe Y., 2008 Hyundai Elantra, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Middleboro, MA

My Dealer notified me that my car may be due for the 18,000 mile service, however my Owner's Manual & your site show scheduled maintenance at 15,000 miles & 22,500 miles- what could th...

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2008 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

I have the car since 1/29/2009, so far 51.000 miles only brake light switch replace it 3 times and no charge under warranty and actuator mode A/C replace it.
I'm doing 38.5 MPG hwy and I got 40.8 once in long trip. I'm very happy and don't plan to trade it for 2011,12,13,or even 14. The new Elantra was made with a lot of mistake, wrong interior design, under hood, and trunk door.
I still have 60 % of brake pad.
I'm planning to do my own transmission fluid change and replace the filter, cause Dealer don't do it unless you paid a lot to them and its very simple.
My car is very steady, feel good, I turn slow, brake before to turn so I don't hurt the suspension parts.
Never hard start and hard stop. Allow the transmission change gear slow and easy and mine is automatic.
---- driver seat are comfortable, radio wonderful, I like all inside, under hood space and the under hood foam that was eliminated in the new model.
---- I'm planning to keep my Elantra Se 2008 for long time and I will starting putting my hands on it, cause you never know how and what all those mechanic do in your car.

My car has 140790mi. At 80500mi the drivers rear brake was draging causing rotot to get ruined. Replaced rotor caliper and used ceramic pads. Now the brake is dragging again. What is causing this problem?

Great car, a bit slow on pick-up, but maintains speed VERY well. This is my first car, and I love it. Breaks are a bit on the sticky side, it takes time to get used to them.

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