2012 Hyundai Elantra Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Hyundai Elantra

2012 Hyundai Elantra Problems

Transmission 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.

Power windows stopped working.

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

Confirm Latest Software For Transmission Control Module and Correct Fuild For Proper Shift Quailty

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.

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2012 Hyundai Elantra Recalls

Brakes 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.

Headliner Support Bracket Comes Loose During Side Curtain Air Bag Deployment

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.

Loose Headliner Support Bracket

Hyundai found that a support bracket for the headliner could come loose when the side curtain airbags are deployed. In the event the side airbag is deployed, the bracket could come loose and cause injury to the occupants. Dealers will apply adhesive strips to the headliner to correct this concern.

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2012 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

I had bought my car Sept 2010 Brand new and within the first 9,000 miles the cars paint had chipped and the car was starting to rust along the rear dog panels and the base panel by the front tires. I also had random chips along the hood and on the trunk. I live in the country so the traffic is minimal and the roads are actually paved great. There aren't lose gravel roads that I travel and mo...
I just bought a 2012 elentra gls hyper silver in colombo , sri lanka. the first car wash i did on the elentra the head lights got fogged out from the inside same happened after few days. any tips/hints?
I HAVE MY CAR FOR A WEEK IT A 2013 ITS BEING FIXED RIGHT NOW IT WAS JERKING WHEN CHANGEING THE GEARS FROM PARK TO DRIVE AND REVISE AND IT WAS GOING SLOW ALSO THE CHECK EMIGINE LIGHT WAS ON. I AM VERY MAD BECUSE MY OLD 2004 DIDNOTDO THAT THATS WHY I GOT ANOTHER I AM WAITING TO HEAR RIGHT NOW ABOUT MY NEW CAR. AND I GOT IT AT 112 DEARER ON LONG ISLAND NEW YORK. I WAS NOT HAPPY AT THE WAY I WAS HE...

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