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.

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.

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

Who knows a lot about the transmission issues with this car? (2 answers)

First, the car would not go into 4th gear so I'd be driving along in 3rd gear. Next, it completely would remain locked in 3rd gear. It still had park, reverse, and neutral, but the only drive gear that it had was 3rd. So at a stop, it would stick in 3rd. Replaced both the input and the output...

Manual transmission replaced at 50,000 miles? (1 answer)

I was having problems with my clutch and with shifting brought it into dealer. Told me that clutch needed to be replaced. Then they told me the transmission needs to be replaced altogether. There is less than 50,000 miles on this car! Anyone else experienced this? It is covered under warranty but...

Why is the temperature rising so high? (1 answer)

I was sitting in driver thru for about 5 min and the temp of my motor rise unusually high. Add soon as I started going down the road, it went back down. I noticed this morning first time driving about 1/4 Mike up the road the temp has already went up to where it usually is as if I had been on the...

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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.

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.

Failure of Electric Power Steering Assist

An electronics fault causes conflicting steering wheel input data to shut down the power assist in affected vehicles. Power steering is most important at low speeds and while parking, and difficulty steering may result in a crash. Dealers will update electronics that control the power steering to correct this problem.

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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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