2011 Hyundai Elantra Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2011 Hyundai Elantra
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2011 Hyundai Elantra ProblemsCheck 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.
Engine stalling or failure to start may indicate crankshaft angle sensor failure; Hyundai issued a recall.
Hyundai Elantra models equipped with navigation units may suddenly stop playing audio from all speakers. This includes sound from CD players, radio, navigation, satellite radio, and telephone calls. All other features may still function properly.
This fault requires no part replacement, and is a software glitch that can be rectified by a 'hard reset'.
To perform the hard reset, simply disconnect the vehicles negative battery terminal, wait 15 minutes, and reconnect the negative battery terminal.
2011 Hyundai Elantra QuestionsCar won't start thought its not battery could it be starter or relay switch?? (1 answer)
It doesn't turn over don't think it's the starter have problems with starter before with another car... Also before this car seemed like it was having trouble shifting when driving... HELP
Car won't turn over. It clicks. Battery charged.
2011 Hyundai Elantra RecallsBrakes Apply Unexpectedly
A malfunction of a sensor in the electronic stability control system may cause the brakes to apply unexpectedly while driving. This can cause loss of vehicle control. Dealers will verify the proper calibration of the electronic stability control sensors, and update the system's software calibration free of charge to resolve the concern.
The front coil springs may fracture from corrosion that occurs due to exposure to road salt. Dealers will replace the front coil springs free of charge to resolve the concern.
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.