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 Problems

Power windows stopped working.

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

No Sound from Speakers

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.

Stalling/failure to start due to crankshaft angle sensor failure

Engine stalling or failure to start may indicate crankshaft angle sensor failure; Hyundai issued a recall.

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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

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After 2 years driving elantra, in early 2015, the airbag light started to lit on even after the engine was running. Checked at the service centre, they detected that the airbag at the driver's seat was malfunctioning. Since the car is still under warranty,Hyundai has done a good job by replacing a new one. Zin, KL, Malaysia
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...
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...

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