2008 Hyundai Elantra Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Hyundai Elantra

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2008 Hyundai Elantra
$
284
to $
490
2008 Hyundai Elantra
$
303
to $
541
2008 Hyundai Elantra
$
141
to $
220
2008 Hyundai Elantra
$
190
to $
570
2008 Hyundai Elantra
$
635
to $
757

2008 Hyundai Elantra Problems

Power windows stopped working.

My power windows won't work. Power locks function well but the buttons for my windows won't.

Check Engine Light and Transmission Won't Shift Correctly

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.

cd drive error 43

My cd player on the car keeps saying (on the screen) that the cd can't play because of error 43

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2008 Hyundai Elantra Questions

how much does it cost to replace rear passenger side exterior door handle? (2 answers)

my rear passenger side exterior door handle is broke and needs to be replaced.

How to fix acceleration when applying brakes or how many others have the same. (1 answer)

Have Hyundai Elantra 2008. My vehicle accelerated at high speed when I was applying brakes to stop. Has this been reported and what is being done? Help Please. I have found this problem on safercar.com reports.

Who knows a lot about the transmission issues with this car? (2 answers)

First, the car would not go into 4th gear so I'd be driving along in 3rd gear. Next, it completely would remain locked in 3rd gear. It still had park, reverse, and neutral, but the only drive gear that it had was 3rd. So at a stop, it would stick in 3rd. Replaced both the input and the output...

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2008 Hyundai Elantra Recalls

Failure of Electric Power Steering Assist

An electronics fault causes conflicting steering wheel input data to shut down the power assist in affected vehicles. Power steering is most important at low speeds and while parking, and difficulty steering may result in a crash. Dealers will update electronics that control the power steering to correct this problem.

The Brake Light Switch May Fail Prematurely

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.

Driver's Air Bag Could Deploy at Incorrect Pressure

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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2008 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

I did my transmission filter change, was easy and save $ 300 from the Dealer. --- Car run smooth and quite, the noise people talking about when driving is the road , cause I tested on new road and it feel wonderful. --- brake switch after replace it 3 times has been working fine, I guess was my wife fault cause women don't care at all about their car, I've seen them how they start the car and...
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...
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?

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