10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 9
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,652 miles

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problem #130

May 172019

Elantra

  • 100 miles
2nd owner, regular maintenance on car, no prior check engine light indicating a possible issue. Car just over 100K miles, stopped completely while driving. Hole found in engine block motor, appears to have threw a rod. Engine damaged beyond repair. When taken to Hyundai dealership, was not given a formal diagnosis of damage despite asking for cause of engine failure. Simply told new engine needed ranging anywhere from 4-10K. Hyundai declined to replace engine. Have since learned that Santa Fe's and sonatas within the same year range have been issued engine recalls. Beginning to think issues are related in reading other reviews on engine problems with 2013 Elantra's. wondering when this problem will be recognized as a potential recall.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #129

Mar 192019

Elantra

  • 98,398 miles
2013 Hyundai Elantra. Consumer writes in regards to engine failure. The consumer stated he purchased a vehicle and a couple weeks later was informed it needed a new engine. The dealer and manufacturer were notified, but did not offer any assistance.

- Millwille, NJ, USA

problem #128

May 012019

Elantra

  • 39,555 miles
Takata recall the engine surging, knocking, RPM was going up, and down, then would cause the car to take off from the light like a jet in which almost caused me to get into car wrecks, it would go below 40mph, while RPM would be up at 5 while on the highway then not go forward. The car shakes so bad due to the surging of the transmission

- Albq, NM, USA

problem #127

May 012019

Elantra

  • miles
Ticking noise from engine 82000 miles on it. Dealer said around $8000 to replace engine. Dealer said even if I showed I've taken care of it Hyundai still wont replace the faulty engine. Recall for this exact engine problem in Canada why not here in the us? so frustrating being a single parent trying to make ends meet and now having to decide which is better take another loan out for new engine of an upside down loan for a different car. I owe $7000 on this Elantra already and have had it for only a year. Taken good care of it with oil changes every 3000 miles.sadly I'm the second owner of this car so no warranty to help.heartbreaking when I thought Hyundai was a good solid car to purchase. Now I'm in fear while driving if its going to die on me while trying to figure out my best financial options.

- Shoreview, MN, USA

problem #126

Mar 042019

Elantra

  • 10,100 miles
The vehicle has a strange sound when started up in the mornings. Almost like a ticking or small knocking sound. When I put my car in reverse to back up it starts to jerk like it's about to shut off. Also that same jerking occurs while driving on the highway. When my car is at the speed 35 it starts to jerk like it's about to shut off too. It happens all day long between the speeds 35 to 65. When I turn on the ac my car makes a weird squeaking nose and also jerks like it's about to give out again. I have had all my fluids check and everything is just fine. I dont feel safe in my car. It started happening the same day I got my vehicle from a small used car lot on March 4th 2019. It's been happening since the day I have left. I called the guy who sold my the car and he told me T was probably the gas being bad since the car sit so long on the lot. But it has never stopped.

- Millers Creek, NC, USA

problem #125

May 172019

Elantra

  • 100,000 miles
Hole detected in engine of 6yr old vehicle after abruptly stopping in middle of road

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #124

Apr 192019

Elantra

  • 123,000 miles
Went and got an oil change about a month ago. About 2 weeks ago I noticed a ticking/knock in noise coming from the engine while going up small hills or while idoling. I have roughly about 124,000 miles

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #123

May 112019

Elantra

  • 41,237 miles
I'm having serious engine problems at only 44K miles including failed ignition coils & sparkplugs-now engine still misfiring & coils going bad one at a time. I'm a single mother & cannot afford engine repairs especially with this low of mileage on the vehicle & after just purchasing it used from carmax in amherst, NY at end of January, 2019. I was told by the repair shop that the ignition coils are defective. Thank you.

- Clarence, NY, USA

problem #122

Mar 022019

Elantra

  • 69,344 miles
In March 2019 taken in for state inspection. During the inspection, notified that the dog bone mount and lower oil pan leak by service advisor at dealership.. the engine was replaced last August and a leak in the pan occurred. It was covered by 10 year warranty. Parts not available so an order was done. Told this need to be done immediately before any other damage occur. A leak in the oil pan less than a year at 69,344 miles.

- Portsmouth, VA, USA

problem #121

Jan 012019

Elantra

  • 60,000 miles
Engine ticking noise. Dealer said metal shavings in engine and pistons knocking. They said need new engine. Had regular oil changes and service.

- Milford, PA, USA

problem #120

Apr 042019

Elantra

  • 70,000 miles
My 2013 Elantra has in the past experienced labored engine issues, and shutting down when applying the brakes, this is a serious issue. At my appointment this month, I will advise the dealership of the issue, as it happened again this week. I still am under warranty for the drive train 100,000K miles, I am hoping this appointment, the dealership will locate the issue and fix the problem.

- Nutter Fort, WV, USA

problem #119

Mar 012019

Elantra

  • 70,000 miles
My 2013 Elantra is having trouble starting, it takes several times for the car to start, all I get is a clicking noise, a mechanic had me put the car in neutral and it started, this week, I spent 10 minutes putting the car in park, neutral, and turning the steering wheel for it to start, it was towed a couple years back and the dealer could not "replicate" the issue. About a month ago, I heard a ticking sound in my engine, several people and two mechanics have listened to it and are saying it is either the valves or lifters. I have an appointment this month, so will update with my findings.

- Nutter Fort, WV, USA

problem #118

Feb 082019

Elantra

  • 80,000 miles
Takata recall engine has ticking noise which has been diagnosed as a manufacturing issue and still isn't recalled when a ton of these exact same cars are having the exact same issue.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #117

Mar 152019

Elantra

  • 58,000 miles
My engine started making ticking noises and my oil prsssure light came on. Was told I needed a new engine at $6700! I see hundreds of similar complaints. There's only 58000 miles on my car

- Abingdon, MD, USA

problem #116

Jun 272018

Elantra

  • miles
Engine ticking noise. Dealer said metal shavings in engine and piston knocking. They said need new engine. Had tegular oil changes abd services.

- Plymouth, MN, USA

problem #115

Jan 012019

Elantra

  • 91,000 miles
Engine making ticking & knocking sounds.

- Washington, UT, USA

problem #114

Feb 122016

Elantra

  • 75,000 miles
My engine started making ticking noises around 75000, took car in for 75000 mile maintenance and asked service department to check for noise and car acceleration problems. Tech later told me its normal and nothing they can find wrong with car. Now I see from looking on the internet its a common problem but now my car is out of warranty. I also went in before my warranty ended to have the 100000 mile maintenance service and complained about the same issue, they still said it normal. Today I just contact my local Hyundai service department to see what options I have.

- Milpitas, CA, USA

problem #113

Feb 252019

Elantra

  • 75,000 miles
While engaging in nirmal drive, engine (app.75K miles) starting knocking. Firestone refused to work on defective engine and stated that oil was dirty even though recently changed shortly after regular 3K oil change. Took to different mechanic who said there is piston deterioration/ damage along with lifter damage. Engine needs to be replaced.

- Tinley Park, IL, USA

problem #112

Mar 042019

Elantra

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Elantra. While driving 30 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The contact pulled the vehicle over and had it towed to key auto center of somersworth (221 nh-108, somersworth, nh 03878) where it was diagnosed that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Dover, NH, USA

problem #111

Feb 252019

Elantra

  • 78,000 miles
My engine recently developed a loud ticking noise at 78,000 miles. I took it into my local Hyundai dealer and they informed me that I needed a new engine and advice me not to drive the car because the engine could seize up. The noise lasted no longer than a week before I took it in. The car was also regularly serviced and I have receipts. The dealership found metal debris in the oil pan but could not diagnose the exact issue without completely disassembling the engine. When looking online, this problem pops up hundreds of times for this make and model of car but Hyundai has never issued a recall.

- Neenah, WI, USA

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