2010 Hyundai Elantra Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2010 Hyundai Elantra
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2010 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.
2010 Hyundai Elantra QuestionsAlarm problems goes off whenever ???? (1 answer)
My brake lights sometimes (but not always -- it is an intermittent fault) will not turn off even when my foot is not on the brake and also when I turn off the car. This is a serious problem as the battery then goes dead. An additional problem is that when the weather is cold (below about 20F), my...
I replaced the passenger side headlight and it went out again. When I got it checked I was told that the pigtail had burned out and it was melting the side of the light bulb.
2010 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.
On Touring models, the side curtain air bags may cause a support bracket for the headliner to become dislodged upon deployment, risking injury to passengers. Dealers will apply adhesive strips to the headliners free of charge to resolve the concern.
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.