Hyundai Elantra Repair and Maintenance

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

Hyundai Elantra Problems

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.

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.

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

Hello. I have a 2003 Hyundai Elantra. About 2 weeks ago I noticed my air conditioner was going out. At a stop light it would go out & as I accelerated to a high speed, it would kick back on. The other night I smelled something coming from under my hood. I was told it was radiator fluid. It sm...

I has my check engine light on for months now. I took it to a garage, the OBD scanner gave a code saying 'catalytic converter'. The mechanic told me it may be the catalytic converter or the o2 sensor. The o2 sensor readings were stuck at the same value(0.41) irrespective of the accelerati...

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Hyundai Elantra Recalls

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.

The affected vehicles are being recalled because the brake light switch can fail prematurely, resulting in the loss of brake light operation. Other systems that may be affected include: cruise control, push-button start, gear shifter, and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system. Dealers will replace the brake light switch to correct this concern.

The air bag control module may receive an unstable electrical signal from the driver's fore/aft seat position sensor. This could cause the driver's front air bag to deploy at the incorrect pressure in the event of a crash, increasing risk of injury to the driver. Dealers will reprogram the air bag control module with updated software to correct this issue. This recall is expected to begin during April of 2011. The Hyundai recall number is 100.

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Hyundai Elantra Reviews

I'm having a problem with the plastic splash shield under the radiator easily cracking and coming loose. Because I cannot see the front end of my car, it's easy to scrape the bottom on a concrete parking barrier. Everytime this happens (four times now), the plastic shield breaks and has to be replaced. I've never had this problem with any other car so am wondering if this is a defect or just...

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...

My car has 140790mi. At 80500mi the drivers rear brake was draging causing rotot to get ruined. Replaced rotor caliper and used ceramic pads. Now the brake is dragging again. What is causing this problem?

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