hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,130 miles

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problem #2

Jan 202016


  • 85,000 miles
Airbag warning light on the dash came on, was reset, and came back on constantly and reported to likely not work properly. It's expected to cost almost $2000 to replace. This began to happen only when I was driving and now is constant. Now it's essentially unsafe for anyone to sit in my front passenger seat. In addition, my tire pressure monitoring light has also come on constantly and the dealer has reportedly attempted to replace and reset and switch out the monitors in all of the tires and that indicator light has yet to be fixed. This started when the car was just turned on, stationary. I am starting to get a christmas tree looking dashboard. In addition, the door behind the driver's side has become stuck and won't open, due to reportedly allowing water in for the handle to rust. As well as about a year ago my driver's side visor just suddenly fell out of the ceiling while I was driving. This is literally the worst car I've ever owned.

- Terre Haute, IN, USA

problem #1

May 162013

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 27,260 miles
Rear brake caliper problem! the rear's only have to be lubricated every 15K miles or annually. A manufacturing problem that should be listed on a recall problem to replaced with a redesign that does not require this lubraction. (please note: People and as myself do not know this, and do not do this. Therefore, the caliper becomes frozen, and the wheel is not braking when it should be. This is a safety hassard. The repair is a new caliper and disk. Conclusion: Other manufactures do not have this problem.

- Downers Grove, IL, USA