hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,220 miles

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problem #4

May 012018

Elantra Touring

  • 47,300 miles
There were no issues with the car until eps (red) and ESC off (yellow) lights came on when the car was started one evening, and in turn the power steering was lost. Vehicle was driven earlier in the day without any problems. It was parked for about 30 minutes or so, and when it was turned on again the lights came on and the steering wheel felt like it was locked. It is very difficult to turn the steering wheel at low speeds. Vehicle was taken to a local Hyundai dealer where error codes C1260, C1604, and C1513 were diagnosed. The dealer performed the steering angle re-calibration and the ECU software update, but the errors persisted. The dealership stated that electronic power steering column and the stop lamp switch needed to be replaced. These exact two parts were a subject of two separate recalls for this vehicle (campaigns # 110 and 127) and were repaired/serviced in 2015 and the recall was closed. It is very strange that both of these parts would fail again without any notice, particularly the electronic power steering column, considering that the car only has 47000 miles and this part was repaired in 2015.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #3

Apr 032015

Elantra Touring

  • 75,000 miles
The passenger seat weight classification sensor failed and as a result the car shut down the airbag system. The airbag warning light is on and as such none of the airbags will function. The dealer quoted me at nearly $2,000 to fix the problem, and mentioned replacing the entire seat bottom. Requiring a complete seat replacement for a simple sensor seems like a major design flaw. Meanwhile, this really affects the safety of the vehicle as the airbags are not functioning.

- Allentown, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 012014

Elantra Touring 4-cyl

  • 118,470 miles
I purchased the car in Feb 2012 at 34,214 mi and in 1 yr time, I kept blowing lights...headlights, fog, brake and tail. I put a lot of miles on my car so by the time I became annoyed by it, I just missed my warranty so I let it go. Ffwd to Sept 2014, I couldn't keep my tail and brake lights functioning at the same time. After several bulb replacements, it was discovered that it wasn't the bulbs that kept blowing, but rather the fuse. As soon as I turned the lights on, it would pop. Nov 2014 at 118,470 mi, I brought it to a dealership to have them research...after 3 days it was discovered that the wires that go around the license plate frame were being pinched by the screws creating a diag short so it was adjusted and I moved on. Jan 2015, same problem!! I took it back to the same dealership and after they tore apart the car again, it was discovered that there was damaged wiring to the R/S plate lamp to the extent that they were melted together and every time the lights were turned on, it would smoke. This is a separate issue that was not seen in Nov. It was repaired so it won't happen again, but that was 3 years of electrical drama that should have been avoided. I still have electrical issues inside the car, but at least my exterior lights work.

- Fort Ann, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 242014

Elantra Touring 4-cyl

  • 80,111 miles
I was driving back home and approaching a stop when my SRS airbag light came on, indicating malfunction of airbag. No airbags were deployed, but light would not go away. Brought it into authorized Hyundai service center, and they stated right front seat track sensors have failed. The cost for replacing this part is extremely expensive, and driving with this light on I think would be a safety hazard if I got into a car accident. I have seen other reports and complaints of other owners having similar problem. Can you please investigate. Thank you.

- Bayside, NY, USA