Hyundai Elantra Repair and Maintenance

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

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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.

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.

Check Engine Light Due to Failing Canister Purge Valve

A failing vapor canister purge valve may cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. This valve is part of the evaporative (EVAP) emission control system.

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Hyundai Elantra Questions

why is my front defroster not working? (1 answer)

The rear defroster works,but cannot see to drive.

There is a warning symbol light just came on. It's an exclamation point. (2 answers)

I don't hVe a maintenace guide so I have no idea what this warning symbol is. Can u tell me please?

I just put on the donut on front tire. Now Brake and ABS lights are on. Normal? (1 answer)

The lights were never on until I took off the flat. Within 15 minutes of driving with donut both lights came oon. Is it related to there being a smaller tire on the car?

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Hyundai Elantra Recalls

Brake Lights Remain Illuminated When Pedal Not Depressed

The brake lights may stay illuminated and the shift lever may be moved from park without depressing the brake pedal. Dealers will replace the brake pedal stopper pad with an improved part free of charge to resolve the concern.

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.

Front Coil Springs Break When Exposed To Road Salt

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.

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Hyundai Elantra Reviews

Had 2013 Venetian Red auto Elantra, which is such a fine performer, we also bought a 2016 Venetian Red manual Elantra. Both cars love 100% ethanol-free gasoline(E0), averaging 35-39mpg with 25%-15% city driving, with highs of 43 & 46mpg. The 2016 unadvertised improvements include better paint, better electric steering, quieter interior, smoother, much quieter engine, better lights, & better su...
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 also have a 2009 Elantra Touring in Red and the clear coat is peeling off the door handles. Intend to take it in to the Dealer and see if they can do anything about it. The car has been very reliable and the design works so well that we don't have any incentive or plans to get a new one. The newer models just don't seem to have the same usable interior space as the 2009 Touring.

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