2012 Hyundai Elantra Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Hyundai Elantra
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2012 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.
Engine stalling or failure to start may indicate crankshaft angle sensor failure; Hyundai issued a recall.
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.
2012 Hyundai Elantra Questionschanged timing chain & gears. its a 1.8... have a clicking noise coming from under timing chain cover. has codes p0014 & p0076... (1 answer)
has fluid/water but fails to squirt!
2012 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.
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.
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.