2009 Hyundai Elantra Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Hyundai Elantra
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2009 Hyundai Elantra ProblemsTransmission 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.
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.
2009 Hyundai Elantra QuestionsWhy does my Hyundai 2009 refuse to start on first try. (3 answers)
But would start after several tries.
It normally stays ON.
there is no fault code in the system.
2009 Hyundai Elantra RecallsFailure 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 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.
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.