This version of the Elantra was a well-rounded competitor with rankings near the top of our small-sedan Ratings. An easy car with which to live, the Hyundai combines nimble handling with comfort and a well-controlled ride. The car also offers a neatly laid out and well-equipped interior. However, the coupe-like stylling dictates a beltline that swoops upward toward the rear. This can impede the view to the rear quarters.
Alerts
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2007. Side air bags standard from 2001. Head protection air bags standard from 2007. ESC available from 2008, standard from 2011.
Road Test

This version of the Elantra was a well-rounded competitor with rankings near the top of our small-sedan Ratings. An easy car with which to live, the Hyundai combines nimble handling with comfort and a well-controlled ride. The car also offers a neatly laid out and well-equipped interior. However, the coupe-like stylling dictates a beltline that swoops upward toward the rear. This can impede the view to the rear quarters. The 148-hp, four-cylinder engine delivers solid performance and very good fuel economy. The cabin is well finished and the rear seat is relatively roomy, though road noise is rather pronounced. While the Elantra coupe is simply a two-door version of the high-scoring sedan, Elantra GT hatchback is noticeably different and scores significantly lower in our ratings.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
4-door hatchback
coupe
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 1.8-liter 4 (148 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2013 Hyundai Elantra owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Backup camera stopped working - Only showed a blank screen. Dealer replaced the camera and associated electronics"

Michael B., ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"backup camera quit working at 103000 miles. I purchased and installed a new camera and that solved the problem."

Anonymous, OH (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"intermittent failure of backup camera to come on which seems to be worse in cold weather or when the car is cold."

Thmas W., NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Ongoing problems with backup camera failure. 4 visits to dealer, 6 days without use of vehicle while at dealer, and 6 weeks for replacement camera installation"

Linda H., TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Camera gave distorted view right from the start and failed completely after about a year. Replaced under warranty May 2015"

George N., ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Backup camera would show no image when in reverse. Hyundai covered this under warranty by replacing the backup camera"

Chris S., NS (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Backup camera failed around 25000 K. replaced under warranty"

John S., BC (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"PDC front sensors failed"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Camera stopped working just before the 100,000 mile extended warranty. It was covered by the warranty, but newer versions of the extended warranty would not cover it."

Anonymous, MI (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Backup camera quit working. Had to be replaced."

Anonymous, IA (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
CD player

"CD player broke - was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"stopped working"

James P., FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Inconsistently accepting cds"

Anonymous, NE (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen difficult to see

"Can Not See It When It Is In The Sun Light OR When The Inside Temp. Is Higher That 80 Degrees. Washes Out!"

Gregory Y., TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Far inferior display to my Garmin GPS. Details are too small to be easily seen. Main route needs to be much more alient and indicated in 3D, as with my Garmin. Very difficult to see in sunlight"

George N., ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Not enough contrast, especially in bright daylight"

Anonymous, AR (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

"Same issue - Dealer replaced the backup camera and electronics in the screen"

Michael B., ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"After 1-2 hours driving in rain, gauges except tach stop working"

Anonymous, NB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It was really frustrating to have the display freeze, and then reboot. I was unable to use many features: streaming podcasts, phone, navigation, etc."

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Couldn't input or get data out of the unit."

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"Back up camera"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Faulty connection."

Anonymous, TN (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"As I was driving to work, with the radio playing in the back ground, I suddenly heard a pop come from the radio. Instantly the display went black, and the unit would not turn back on. I did not have any aftermarket speakers/devices connected to it."

Matthew B., PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"THE CENTER DISPLAY FOR RADIO & OUTSIDE TEMP DISPLAY STARTED TO FADE OUT WHEN INSIDE TEMPS WENT ABOVE 100* HAD DEALER REPLACE DISPLAY AT A $250.00 COST"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The radio just dies. It has to be reset by pulling the fuse (to depower it) and replacing it."

Anonymous, MD (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The display screen quit working. Had to bring it to the dealer."

Anonymous, IA (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Did not communicate from the car to the source device"

E D., MB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Apple iPod gets stuck on the Hyundai screen and does not play. After a couple minutes, audio reverts back to radio or CD."

Anonymous, HI (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"New i Phone 8 will not play music or audia books thru car speakers."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Hardware replacement

"Head unit stopped working and had to be replaced. Expensive and not covered by warranty."

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The touchscreen system is almost unusable. Pressing the screen sometimes does not have an effect, or, a neighboring key is entered making its use for navigation very difficult. We have tried to use a soft stylus for entries but this only helps a bit. Dealer attempted recalibration, no effect. It's out of warranty so we are stuck"

Anthony W., FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"very difficult to enter addresses, skips to other letters except one touched"

Anonymous, VT (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Nav system keyboard number pad malfunction, unable to input street address numbers correctly"

John C., CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Touchpad doesn't register what is entered properly"

Anonymous, KS (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Would not let me enter a new destination"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Would not accept input or added extra digits to addresses entered."

Anonymous, IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The most annoying problem with our GPS is that we can't get it to leave daylight savings time. We could override the time from the satellites but we prefer the minutes to be accurate if not the hours. The GPS also loses itself at times but it recovers sooner or later. That seems to happen in downtown areas most frequently where we're needing it's guidance. We have NOT ever bought new maps for the GPS because the last time I checked they cost as much as an add-on GPS which would come with automatic map & traffic updates. Our unit doesn't have traffic updates. Fortunately our Android phones help us out with most of these problems."

Glen G., MO (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Gave erroneous locations, stopped working. Needed to be relpaced"

Michael M., NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Navigation is haywire. It doesn't know where it is and does not recognize properly when screen is touched to enter information. Cannot be repaired. Is part of sound system so $1100 minimum to replace.. That is not possible for me with my limited income."

Elaine R., SC (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The main problem is that we're not going to pay $150 for a map upgrade when we could get a good GPS device (with free map updates) for less than that. Other than that, though, this GPS seems to get confused easily like it's having problems finding a signal from one of the satellites at times, even when we're on roads that existed back in this map version. These days we almost always use our phones for navigation."

Glen G., MO (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The touch screen would not allow you to put a correct address into it. It would not line up with the numbers or letters. It would give you numbers or letters next to what you actually pressed."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Touch screen is off and frequently enters incorrect numbers or letters. Voice commands not usually understood by car."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"System failed by wrong responses to pressed buttons, e.g. showed anything but "g" when "g" button pressed"

Marc C., FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Hard to use GPS. Keeps resetting to wrong states, etc"

Music K., IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Hard to use GPS"

Music K., IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The worst navigation system I have ever used. Gives wrong directions and doesn't have streets that have existed for at least 10 years. 2 upgrades provided no improvements. I stopped using the system due to inaccuracies and now I use my phone for nav"

Linda H., TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Touch pad doesn't register what is touched and it takes forever to enter addresses. When you touch a letter or number some other unrelated letter or number displays. It takes several tries to get the correct character to display"

Chelcie W., OH (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Touch screen is inaccurate. Voice commands never seem to work for me, even after a tutorial."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Didn't work at all. Had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Not able to set up radio channels without much difficulty. Navigation system sporadic."

Anonymous, (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Input into the GPS does not coincide with that which displays. Example: select a number or letter and different one appears. Makes system un-usable. VERY disappointed when I was told only solution was $2200 replacement."

Anonymous, (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"The system is very inconsistent and some times takes up to four tries before it recognizes what I want to do. IE Call Name, then the system says must agree to use navigator, then the system says tell us what you want to do, then you might have to tell it call name multiple times before it does what you want it to do"

Dennis B., MO (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Pairing with more than one phone worked intermittently. Also frequently did not pair before we were moving"

E D., MB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Does not let me pair my phone"

Susan S., NJ (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"After an update at the dealership for the Bluetooth, it stopped functioning properly. Attempted to fix it several times and still does not work"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Could only talk 15 minutes, then phone conversations would be dropped. Hyundai knew it was a manufacturing problem, but not recall worthy. Car was in dealer a few times, but not able to fix - ha ha! They replaced, but I had to pay partial amount even though it was admittedly a factory/design issue"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Looses pairing"

Stephen G., OH (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"This has been a continuing problem with this car. We have fairly new LG & Samsung phones & the car is undependable in regards to pairing with them. Sometimes it has problems when the phone is in direct line-of-sight to the unit & no more than 5 feet away from it. The unit should have a priority order in which to choose with which phone to pair but that has never worked. We've had NO problems connecting these phones to other devices, including rental cars that we've gotten for various reasons. We REALLY miss the bluetooth that was in our 2009 Elantra. Phone numbers had to be entered manually into that system but, then, we'd be better off doing that here. This system doesn't adapt to the way we say names at all so WE have to adapt to IT to get it to call the people with whom we want to talk. We've talked to a Hyundai dealer's repair department about this but they said that the unit would probably need to be replaced."

Glen G., MO (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The majority of the time the car will not pair with the phone correctly for playing music. Pairing for making phone calls works fine."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It turned out that all of the problems previously mentioned were due to a bad fuse which I was able to replace myself."

Anonymous, MA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Randomly drops Bluetooth pairing"

Anonymous, TN (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealership updated bluetooth software and then the android phone I own would no longer pair with the blue tooth. Its an annoyance that I just haven't taken the time to fix."

Anonymous, IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Bluetooth stopped working mid-2016. My iPhone will not pair with the Hyundai radio. Was told by the Hyundai dealer that they needed to install a brand new head unit in order to resolve the problem. Otherwise, the sound system and radio work just fine."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to have AT&T resolve the problem by going around the back door fix"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The phone pairing has been horrible in this car. We wish that we could get back the Bluetooth system that we had in our 2009 Elantra. It was MUCH better than the one in this car. We tried to get it fixed over a year ago but the fix didn't help at all. The Bluetooth is VERY slow to pair with a phone and it totally ignores the Priority of devices & only tries to re-connect to the last device to which it had connected. If you want it to connect to another device then you have to do that manually and then it won't leave the new device. We've recently replaced our previous 3 smartphones with newer smartphones (and all 6 phones paired easily with other Bluetooth devices) but the new phones don't work any better with the Bluetooth system than our old phones did. This car seems to need more maintenance than our other cars ever needed (especially for needing new tires) but overall it hasn't been a bad car. But the Bluetooth problems here will make me consider other brands of cars in the future."

Glen G., MO (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The bluetooth will simply drop its connection during long timed phone calls often."

Stephen H., IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"phones lost pairing with car and would not reset"

Anonymous, RI (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Phone pairing is sporadic, slow and sometime skips pairing. Two phones is useless trying to connect. Bluetooth for the tablet is not worth the effort; I just connect it with a 6mm cord"

E D., MB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Phone keeps unpairing"

Music K., IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Phone doesn't pair well, keeps unpinning"

Music K., IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"this has broken 3 times and the entire head unit had to be replaced. It takes 2-4 hours of sitting at the dealership each time"

Anonymous, UT (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It doesn't pair to car from iPhone 5. The stupid part u have buy out dated Hyundai cable 30 pin. Doesn't work with 8 pin"

Steven Y., NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I found that when I tried to make a call, the number was dialed but I could not hear or speak to the recipient of the call"

A S., ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Phone pairing stopped working altogether and I had to have the entire unit replaced"

Robert M., CO (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Phone just quit pairing with Bluetooth. Dealer replaced entire system, including GPS"

David B., IA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Car will initially pair with phone but will lose connection after about 30 minutes and fail to reconnect"

Kelly Z., KY (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Phone pairing keeps going out when I update my iPhone. I presently can get calls in but need to dial to place calls them my system will work"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The phone pairing has never worked as described and has been undependable at best. There's supposed to be a priority order for the car connecting to devices but that's never worked as described (or as it worked in our 2009 Elantra). The car either connects to the same phone that it has last connected or it doesn't connect with any phone at all, until we manually start a connection. Some phones will work fine for awhile and then suddenly can't connect to the car for a few days but then can connect again later on. We've had at least 8 phones during the time that we've had this car and the connection problems have happened with all of them as far as I remember. None of these phones ever had problems connecting to any other devices. Sometimes even when the phone DOES connect, there are still problems. I've tried to call someone shortly after getting in the car but it will tell me that it can't call at the moment because it's still downloading the Contacts list (which isn't that large for any of these phones). After a few minutes then I'll be able to make my call. Fortunately this doesn't seem to have blocked anyone calling us. We so wish that we could have the Bluetooth system that was in our 2009 Elantra instead of this one. It didn't download contacts or anything like that but it was so much more dependable than the current system."

Anonymous, MO (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"Radio wouldn't turn on"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio stopped working when the dealer fixed the backup camera and wouldn't cover the cost of repair under warranty."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Cuts out"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Sound stopped working"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"radio 'crashed' at 4000 miles. Took into dealer who reset it by pulling out/reinserting the fuse and said it was a normal malfunction. At approx. 42000 miles the radio 'crashed' again. I took back to dealer who said radio could not be fixed. Alth"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"In extreme heat in AZ the radio stops working, when cooled it again starts to work"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"failed to function intermittantly"

Norman S., AB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Antenae in rear window did not work, brought it back twice"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio just froze and then stopped working all together"

Darrin V., ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The radio stopped working altogether"

Anonymous, AR (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Very difficult set up channels. Electronic problem."

Anonymous, (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel controls

"Buttons for telephone were sticking or not functioning. This has passed and they work OK now."

Laurin O., AB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Using any of the steering wheel audio device controls sometimes causes the car to go into voice command mode."

Anonymous, HI (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Busted fuse on power steering"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The cruise controls have become intermittent in function - sometimes they work fine and sometimes they wont set the speed."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"press volume control to raise volume and it lowers the volume. press volume control and it goes to the telephone"

Joe K., KY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Cruise Control in steering wheel doesn't seem to work for me. Haven't read the manual on how to work it but labels look pretty self-explanatory"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The cruise control won't "set" -- we've noticed this on long trips after turning off the engine and starting up again. It sometimes lasts for half an hour or more, but finally "sets" again. Very annoying"

Chelcie W., OH (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio control malfunctions, performing a radio function other than that assigned"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Seems to be a Gremlin in the steering controls. Just sporadic issues so hard to fix"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"cruise control doesn't always work"

Anonymous, NV (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Voice control commands

"never worked and I stopped using"

Anonymous, RI (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"does not recognize certain words or sometimes need to repeat commands 2 or more times"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Most of the time it takes multipal times to get the system to work the way it was designed. It continually tells me it is not in a workable mode to use the blootooth phone system. Is un USble with sun roof open"

Dennis B., MO (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"We really only use voice commands to make phone calls. There are more options that I guess we could use but our experiences with them haven't been consistent enough for us to continue to use them. The big problem for use is that it's not very good at understanding what we're saying. It certainly has never adapted to the way that we say things. We've learned that we have to pronounce all names the way it says them if we want it to choose any names that are even similar to what we want. It also seems to be very sensitive to background noises that are occurring as we're driving. It does the worst job when we're not driving and/or when there is very little background noise. I've had to roll down my window to increase the background noise level before I could get it to recognize my commands. And if there's too much background noise then it's undependable, too. Again, the system that was in our 2009 Elantra was much more dependable for voice commands than this one is. Granted that there were many less names in the 2009 Contacts list that it could choose from but it seemed to adapt to the way we said things better and it seemed to adjust better to background noise."

Anonymous, MO (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Breaks needed to be repaired including have a disk replaced after only 3 years of use"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"ABS system failed on a trip. Sensors had to be replaced."

Anonymous, GA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Noise and vibration on moderate braking"

Anonymous, ME (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rain or too much moisture affects the brakes. When the brakes are applied in those conditions there is too much noise and the performance of the brakes is degraded"

Anonymous, AR (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

"The rear rotors are wearing oddly. The dealership checked on warranty coverage and replacing the calipers will be covered. The rotors and pads may not be covered"

Laurin O., AB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Broken caliper"

Anonymous, QC (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Calipers sticking or frozen within first 6000 miles."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"slider bolts seized"

Anonymous, NB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The clipers creatd a problem early after taking posession of the car and it took the garage a long time to isolate and correct it"

John G., QC (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Problem resolved with replacement."

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"For some reason, it seems that the Hyundai brakes wear faster than other brands of cars I have had in the past."

Anonymous, WI (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"In mid 2018 I took my vehicle to a mechanic for routine maintenance. At that time the mechanic indicated that when he checked my brakes that he felt they needed to be prepared. He assured me that my brakes were worn and should be repaired. That repair was completed in less than 1/2 day."

Anonymous, MN (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal mileage driven."

Charles S., PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"98% brake wear on both front and back brakes."

David C., NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Both front and rear brake pads needed to be replaced"

Steven S., WI (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced the rear brake pads when I went to rotate tires which is a normal procedure. Tire dealer recommended that the rear brake pads were worn,"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Detected in early March and had a brake job done in mid April"

Anonymous, SK (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Iam not the cars primary driver so dont recall when or how we noticed a brake problem but we did and got new brakes"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"Took three tries to repair. I suggested cable was seized, but they replaced the caliper and modified the pads. I left the dealership, felt the brake dragging, pulled into a nearby lot and did a 360 (it was winter). Went back and they replaced the c"

Anonymous, NS (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Parking brake system uses a lever to move the piston against the rotor. This prevents the pad from retracting when the parking brake is released. The brake pads stick in the caliper bracket. This is not a problem with parking brake inside the rotor hat."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Problem resolved when brakes were repaired"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Brakes needed to be replaced at 45000 miles"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to a complete brake job at 110,000 km"

John B., ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Factory all seasons were poor. Hyundai said no to fixing 2 bad tires telling me Hyundai did not supply those tires & they weren't eligible for warranty"

Anonymous, VT (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I felt the front brakes should have lasted more than 40000 miles. Our Toyota Corolla went 100000 with no issues.. The dealer said we'd been lucky to get 40000 miles"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear rotors and pads had to be replaced after only 23,000km"

Christopher R., ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"BRAKES HAVE MADE GRINDING NOISES SINCE IT WAS NEW. THE REAR BRAKE PADS WERE FAULTY AND HAD TO BE REPLACE TWO YEARS AGO; CALIPERS OFTEN STICK"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Grinding noise. Had to replace pads to get it stopped"

Anonymous, AL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Pads and rotors wore only to 50% but were so corroded that they had to be replaced. $900"

Bob P., ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Vehicle required new brakes within first year. I was very upset as the car did not have any unusual wear and tear. Dealership could not give me a good reason why this happened. However they did substantially reduce the cost of the replacement. Much to my dismay in the Fall of 2016 front brakes needed replacing again! It appears to me there is a problem with the brakes on this car."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear calipers failed causing total wearout of pads and rotors rusted and wore to failure. Front rotors rusted and wore badly and required replacement,"

Margaret M., BC (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Shortly after 18,000 miles, my mechanic told us we needed to replace the front and rear brakes on our Hyundai Elantra. I thought my mechanic was playing a prank on me at first as I've never had to replace brakes on a brand new car with mileage this low. Unfortunately, it was no joke and we did indeed need new brakes."

Brad H., PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace rear pads and rotors at 35000 miles"

Donnie C., AL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I usually always get at least 100,000 km from my breaks. This car needed back brake replacement at 50,000 KM and front at 80,000 km. Interestingly usually the front should go first?"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"In contrast to vehicles previously owned, the dealer advised that both front and rear brakes required full replacement with less than 100,000 kilometers, even though I had no indicators that this work was required. ie. no noises from the brakes or problems with day to day braking"

Anonymous, MB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"brakes wear out all the time,dealer says car isn*t build for winters"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Vibration in car due to warped rotors and worn brake pads. Never had to replace these at 22800 miles in any other car"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors were ground 2 times before they were replaced by dealer. Brakes made grinding sound and pulsated"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear left break seized, the had to change it and the pad too"

Marc P., BC (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Front pads replaced at 26000 miles"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"At the initial assembling of the vehicle the brake pads placed on the car were bad and created problems by harsh vibrations when coming to a complete stop. All the dealer did was he kept replacing the brake pads and resurfacing the rotors which s"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Un-even and excessive brake wear of rear brakes. Rusty inside face of front discs"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Pre-mature and uneven brake wear of rear brake pads"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"wore out way too fast"

Anonymous, NS (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It would appear that the calipers were defective causing premature wearing of the pads"

John G., QC (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Premature wear is caused by the parking brake system that pushes the piston against the brake pad causing the pad to stick in the caliper bracket. This is not a problem when the parking brake is inside the rotor hat."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"at 30000miles front lining was low."

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Pulsation or vibration

"A small rubber bushing worn out and it was replaced under warranty which was extended by Hyunday do to some problems. What a company!"

Jack W., SC (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The car was running really rough had to bring it in to be fixed"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"When hitting breaks hard there is a vibration felt in the car."

Anonymous, SC (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

"The brake pads on all four wheels had to be replaced, the pads were not worn to the level where the rotors were scored"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes locked in the garage and car had to be towed to dealer to be serviced and rear brakes had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It is almost impossible to figure out how to brake or steer the car in any kind of wet weather. I drive extremely slowly in snow, or on the highway, because I have no confidence the car will stop when I need it to, without excessive force on the bra"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"Brakes and rotors had to be replaced at 65,000 miles"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I was told when I bought the car in Sept. 2016 that the brakes were good, but they made a grinding noise almost from the beginning. I had to take it to 3 different places, complaining about the noise, before someone finally thought to check the rotors as well as the pads. The pads had been fine when I bought the car, but because of being driving on worn-down rotors, they ended up needing to be replaced also, upping the cost of the repair"

Linda T., PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"rotors were very noisy and could feel vibration through the brake pedal"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Vehicle only had 21000 miles and the rotors were shot."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors are made of inferior material and don't stand up to our conditions. My 94 Tempo didn't require any rotor or drum failures in over 120000 km under the same conditions."

Margaret M., BC (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors to thin to resurface had to by new twice"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors rust very easily. Sometimes parking brake sticks from rust if car sits for a few days, particularly w/ rainy weather. Cost of new rotors is exorbitant whether dealer or independent shop. Brake pads also priced ridiculously high. Labor is what it is."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"After rain or damp weather my brakes were extremely rough and scratchy. Took a while to return to normal after driving. My other 2013 elantra bought 6 months later did not have this problem. Dealer did put brand new brakes on car at no charge and fun"

Gary S., OH (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Warped rotors caused significant vibration in the car"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The. Four rotors were warped from the factory and needed Grinding and resurfacing"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to have rotors turned and front pads replaced at 26000 miles"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear right rotor rusted excessively for age and driving habits"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"All four rotors and pads replaced with only 44000 kl"

Anonymous, NS (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Front rotors had a ring of roughness, like some gravel had been caught on the pads. Happened on both left and right rotors."

Anonymous, AB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"rear right brake started out squeaking and now it squeals almost constantly"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Not squeaking, more link thunk when driving over bumps after having brakes and rotors replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Since purchase loud noise when braking. No resolution"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Because I don't drive too many miles the brakes wore out sooner (due to sitting more) and I had to replace the brake (linings?) because they made noise. I was afraid they would stop working as good as they needed to work."

Anonymous, MD (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Squeaking was the closest descriptor to my problem - more like grinding, and brakes failing to engage when roads wet or icy"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"When braking for a hard stop, the car makes a very load grinding sound. Trips to the dealer show the pads and calipers to be within normal range. Their explanation is that this loud sound in normal. It is not the normal ABS sound I've heard in all"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I heard a lot of front end noise when I applied my brakes. Took it back to the dealership and found my brake pads on front were worn down with only 13k miles.. Dealership sent a message to Hyundai and replaced pads with no cost to me"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Since the day owned the car loud noise when brakes applied hard. Dealer keeps saying they do not see any problems but can't explain the noise. Would appreciate any insight you might have. Thank you"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Every time it rains the brakes make a terrible noise. It sounds like metal to metal. Hyundai dealer has told me that they are aware of the problem but no recall. Said I would have to replace the pads & rotors with a better make to solve the problem"

Donnie C., AL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"From the first day I owned this car the brakes have a grinding noise. Told dealership, mechanic drove with me and said it was normal noise. Looking online numerous people are having this issue with Elantras"

Mark F., MO (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake noisy when applied. They changed pads & rotors twice. Finally fixed problem 3rd time by replacing pads & rotors again"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"System would not let me jump start the car when it had a dead battery"

Harry H., TN (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Due to a lose fuse, at random times, door locks and radio/Bluetooth didn't work. It took one experienced Hyundai technician to figure it out"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Body control module

"also due to brake problem"

Yves S., PR (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Cruise control

"Cruise control failed after 1 year & then worked only periodically"

Anonymous, VT (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"With little use it stopped working and took messing with the buttons quite a bit to get them working."

Scott B., NV (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"There is an electric device in steering wheel which governs all switches on steering wheel. It went bad."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Brake Light Bulbs On Both Sides Of The Rear & 3rd Stop Light Bulbs All Had to be Replaced In The Last 12 Months"

Gregory Y., TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake light melted the plastic covering"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"fog light bulbs and rear turn signal light bulb went out"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"We've had a number of marker / turn signal / brake bulbs that needed to be replaced. There was also a grounding issue to the rear lights in the wiring. I feel that's unreasonable for a new vehicle"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear center brake light module stopped working"

James S., IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The left blinker has gone out three times. The first time the auto guy touched it and it started working again. The second time they replaced the lightbulb. This time started a week ago and I haven't taken it in yet"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Both taillight bulbs had burned out at the same time and turned off even the middle light. I found out the key was the left tail light will turn off the middle brake light when out. It was more of an inconvenience than a problem"

Gary K., CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"2-3 months ago, my son-in-law alerted me to the fact that one of the brake lights was not working; took the car in for routine oil change; pointed out this problem; and they replaced the bulb at a modest cost. Good to Go!"

Daniel A., FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"There has always been an issue with the drivers side rear light assembly-haven't taken it in yet to be repaired this time but the issue is not the bulbs"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"lights burning out"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced bulbs in marker lights three times. Keep burning out."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Running lights and brake lights began to fail, and had to be replaced, far too often compared to other vehicles we've owned."

Gordie H., FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Have Had To Replace ALL Rear Taillights Twice In The past 12 Months"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"LIghts are difficult/time consuming to have replaced. They seem to fail fairly frequently"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The tail/brake light bulb that Hyundai recommends burns way too hot and burns out frequently. There is an alternative cooler burning bulb that fits and works or LED is even better."

Robert S., NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"licence plate lights failed no power to wiring, and very difficult to trace and work on."

Tom M., ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"light bulb burned out."

Pat C., NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I was surprised that all at once six bulbs needed replacement and I noticed another (rear) BULB IS NOW BURNED OUT AS WELL."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"tail lights on rear of car seem to be burning out.replace 4 lights all ready 2 in trunk and both license plate lights"

Paul S., NJ (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"rear brake light went out 2x"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Problem with intermittent outage of lights on trunk lid"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"All exterior lights had to be replaced at excessive cost for replacement"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"a component malfunctioned leaving several taillights out, and then 2 bulbs also were found to be burnt out already during the repair"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"One side running light stopped working. I fiddled with it for a while and it worked again. For the climate system, the radiator of the A/C clogged with bugs and such. Dealer blew it out with compressed air"

Laurin O., AB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Back daytime running lights have been replaced multiple times, The car is less than 2 years old"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Warning lights and signal lights burned out out after a year"

Mark B., VA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I explained this in the last box!!!!"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"My turn signals failed twice. The car was still operable, but one cannot drive a car that cannot signal turns."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace most led, turn signal, brake lights."

Anonymous, CO (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The original led, turn, brake lights in the rear went out very easily and most have been replaced."

Anonymous, CO (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"6 smaller lights burned out and replacement was costly. I have since learned how to do it myself, wish it was a simpler process"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"Headlight burning out is normal wear and tear"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Wiring was damaged 3 separate times by squirrels nesting and chewing wires, plastic parts in the engine compartment. This was in a two month period from March to April 2017"

Beth L., IN (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Bad connector i was told made the turn signal stop working. Required replacement of entire headlight assembly for $600"

Philip A., GA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I have to replace the headlights more in this car than any other car I've ever owned. I also had to replace all taillights and the license plate lights."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Have Had To Replace ALL Headlights Hi & Low Beam Bulbs"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The left front low beam headlamp failed and was replaced. A few weeks later the right front headlamp failed and had to be repplaced"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Just surprised"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The right headlight aim was off. Dealer could not adjust. Headlight housing started to collect water and subsequent replacement revealed it had been broken and repaired with epoxy(?) before I bought it"

E D., MB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The driver's side headlight on the Hyundai Elantra was only resolved after I visited 2 different auto service and repair shops."

Anonymous, MN (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Lights keep burning out in the vehicle, headlights and taillights. I've had a few go out three times already, and sometimes they temporarily short out, occasionally going out while driving. Something seems to be wrong with the electrical."

Anonymous, SD (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Headlights kept burning out. Was the harness and it had to be replaced."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"no lights working on interior - went to dealership and told them fuse had blown and needed replacement - they told me that it was impossible - they checked fuses at my insistence and that's what it was - replaced fuses and all was fine - dealership didn't apologize for treating me like I was a stupid woman"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"While turning on the high-beams from normal-beams, the interior lights turned off and then back on a second or two later. The headlights also flashed on and off for a second"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"reading lights above rear view mirror, go on and cannot be turned off"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"sometimes interior lights stay on. Have to jiggle switches in various configurations until they go off"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Interior lights above rear view mirror and cabin light above passenger seats were not functioning. Fuse had prematurely died"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"2 minor lights, one on the outside licence and one in the interior were replaced at an extreme price for labour even though they were relatively easy to get at. I complained to the service manager, but nothing really done to change or refund money fo"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"The drivers side keyless entry was a problem. Sometimes we could not open the doors with the fab. we had to use the key. Then the doors would unlock and lock in rapid succession as we approached the car or tried to lock it"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Defective button in door handle caused lock to open and close repeatedly every time I approached the vehicle with the key fob. Required door handle replacement."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"locks doors and hatch on a whim - not all the doors - some of them and other times all - must be sure to remove keys when getting out of car"

William L., IA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Fairly often when you open the doors with the fob, the trunk pops open even when the trunk opening button is not touched."

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver door lock button failed"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"The factory tpms sensors are bad. 2 types of metal join and corrode together making replacement of juat the tire stem impossible and requiring replacement of the whole unit at $80 per x 4"

Philip A., GA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"On an extremely cold day, the tire pressure monitor indicator was lit. The air pumps at two gas stations were frozen and unusable. I went to my usual repair shop and added air to tires that were low. Next day, the same indicator was lit again. I returned to the same shop and was told that one or more tire monitors may be faulty and need replacement. I replace only the front passenger monitor for $151."

David L., WI (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Light stayed on. Got it repaired."

Anonymous, NC (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Low tire pressure light comes on - tire pressure is correct"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"This was quite costly to have repaired so we did not have it repaired. It remains broken."

Anonymous, MI (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
USB port

"not working"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"Tail light bulbs and brake light bulbs had a very short life. I have had to replace every one of them. The headlights and interior lights are OK, so I conclude they used poor quality bulbs when building the car. The replacement bulbs have been OK."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"would not work on demand.....did not believe it was frozen....but it 'fixed' itself"

James M., OH (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"Vehicle continuously pulls to the left. Many alignments and new tires have not made a difference"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Car pulls to the left constantly"

Howard H., CT (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Right from the time I drove away from the dealer when purchased new, this car pulls to the left. I am constantly fighting with the steering wheel to keep this car going straight"

Norman L., CT (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The Alignment Was Not Correct From Factory. Told To Me by Alignment Tech."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Ball joints

"They broke and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Loose ball joints"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Boot cracked, ball joint had excessive movement"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Electronic or air suspension

"There was a recall for steering wheel "clicking" noise. A sprocket was replaced and the noise went away"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"This power steering was electrical and quit completely when I tried to start the car in the morning, but with added arm strength I was able to bring the car to a repair shop. The shop replaced the entire electrical core from the steering column at a cost of $1212."

David L., WI (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"experienced electric power steering sudden failure"

Anonymous, QC (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"Clunking sound in the driver's side rear. Replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear end of the car flies out on bumps. We replaced the struts and added rock salt in the trunk but it still does not do well with bumps and potholes"

Harold B., MN (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced rear shocks because when going over bumps or rough roads the car would be a little unstable like the back end was stepping out"

Anonymous, LA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear Shocks had to be replaced. Impact on tires and ride"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"This is likely because of the higher mileage, but the suspension creaks and groans all the time."

David A., (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear shocks started to rattle and proceeded to rattle all of the time in a very short time. Rear springs may have also become unseated."

Anonymous, WA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"In the last year, I have had to replace the rear shocks 3 times and each time the shocks go out, it causes the tires to wear"

Rod M., OK (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Shocks shouldn't wear out at 50000 miles."

Anonymous, MD (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"passenger side rear shock absorber failure and leakage"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Both front struts replaced under warranty...wore out making much noise"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"failed rear shocks caused uneven tire wear on the rear"

Anonymous, NV (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The care is very jumpy especially on road surfaces that are uneven. It almost feels as if the wheels lose contact with the road. This can lead to a feeling of losing control."

Anonymous, CT (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I work for a company that requires frequent transfers in and around Atlanta. My experience has been that the shocks and struts just were not durable enough to deal with several hundred highway miles every week. I have replaced both"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Shock went out."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Passenger side shock went out."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

"SERVICE BULLETIN/WARRANTY EXTENSION: Lack of drainage causing corrosion to front coil springs. One front coil spring failed (snapped in half) just after Service Bulletin/Warranty Extension issued."

Michael M., CT (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The coating on the coil springs became brittle and flaky allowing the metal underneath to corrode and the coil spring to break near the button. only discovered when changing brakes and rotors myself. Luckily, the front coil springs have an added warranty for 120,000 so I was covered."

Herman P., IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear trailing arm cannot be adjusted except by shimming"

David K., MO (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"broken"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Clunking noise going over bumps. It was the front anti-sway bar links."

Anonymous, AB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"There is a general looseness in the suspension now, given the miles. The steering feel is particularly wonky, giving strange feedback in turns. Lots of noise in other parts of the suspension. Right now I chalk it up to excessive wear as it has gotten older."

David A., GA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"steering linkage failed on highway trip. Had use backroads and lower speed to get home and to dealer for repair."

Anonymous, GA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had the sway bar link on the driver side replaced at 22,000K as it broke"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"steering coupler wore out and was replaced"

Anonymous, OK (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"A bushing in the steering column was fixed on recall."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Was a wiggle in the steering wheel, was under recall. Fixed. While I was in the dealer, they upgraded my computer. It created an error that caused a sporadic failure in the accelerator pedal. It was fixed with a patch."

Anonymous, LA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel vibration

"Wobbling after hitting potholes. Had front left axle replaced - problem solved"

Ed W., MO (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tie rods

"We discovered issue with the front end and called the dealer. They stated the part we needed was on back order"

Ed R., WI (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tire wear is uneven

"Our mechanic noted significant cupping of the rear tires"

Harold B., MN (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I've had to replace the tires on the elantra twice in 43,000 miles. I rotate and maintain my tires like clockwork and the first set was worn out in 20,000 miles. Those were replaced with Michelin Defenders and those wore out in 20,000. There is a problem on these cars with tire wear"

Thomas K., ME (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The axle in the back is fixed and can't be adjusted. It's wearing the tires in a cupping way and the tires than can't be rotated because the road noise is too loud."

Jay H., KS (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Car chewed up rear tires. This car has a fixed, non-adjustable rear trailing arm"

David K., MO (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Stock tires wearing very fast and one has bubble on side"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"this car burns through tires like no vehicle i've ever seen. Im replacing tires due to excessive wear probably every 15-20K miles. I bought this car new, have had it aligned, and regularly rotate, maintain pressure and balance. Im very finicky but can't solve this problem. The garage acknowledged to me this is a known issue on the Elantra due to a solid rear end. This has been a good car other than that one issue so as long as willing to buy tires every year/every other year not an issue."

Anonymous, ME (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"The car started having front end noise at 80 kph or greater at about 130,000 km. The car was past its warranty period. I had to replace 2 front wheel bearings and 1 front axle, at a cost of over $1000.00"

R C., MB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Front wheel bearing went out at about 52,000 miles. Repair was covered under manufacturer drive train warranty"

Cynthia H., WI (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Experienced wheel vibration at times when coming to a stop, jacked up front of car and wheel on one side wobbled a little as if the axle nut was loose or wheel bearing was worn. Took to a Hyundai dealer, they verified that the axle nut was loose. I asked how could it come loose, there is a cotter pin or tab that should prevent the axle nut from turning; was told there is a tab and the nuts sometimes come loose. I disagreed, said if axle nuts come loose, there is risk of wheels falling off. I had assumed the work would be under the power train warranty but was told that's not the case (the wording in the warranty is a little iffy.) I said I thought Hyundai should cover anyway, axle nuts shouldn't come loose, especially with only 26000 mileage. Unbelievably I was told that the mileage might be low but the car was 5-years-old and age is a factor; which was ridiculous, axles/wheels only wear when the wheels are turning. But I let that slide, paid and told them I would contact corporate. I contacted Hyundai consumer affairs, sent an email as they requested describing the issue, they said the axle nut was in fact not covered by the power train warranty; but they refunded my payment as a one-time goodwill. I won't be going back to that Hyundai dealer."

Danny J., CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Wheel bearings were shot on passenger front wheel due to a misaligned axle shaft due to a previous TSB for a ring on the axle that was plastic, part failed and was replaced by a metal ring"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Left front wheel bearing needed to be replaced. Was covered under warranty by dealership"

Steven A., MA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaceddue to defect"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Front Left wheel bearing was loose on purchase (used from used-car dealer) at approx. 30,000 miles. Discovered at pre-purchase inspection. Hyundai dealer repaired under warranty after purchase"

Daniel N., WA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Water dripped near driver's visor. Turned out to be a gap in the caulking in assembly - placing the windshield. It was a 4-5" gap. Found by replacing the windshield"

Sheila W., CT (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"IT COMES IN THE DOORS"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"ONLY WIND NOISE"

Paul D., NV (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Trunk leaks and water drips in when it is opened after rain. Paint is coming off interior trim. Fogging of instrument displays"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"water leaking into car through the roof during rainstorms. Happens often during heavy rain, water enters car via glasses compartment in cabin ceiling, possibly from sunroof"

Anonymous, (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"air from windows"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Leak of windshield above rear view mirror. Found to be caused by a gap in the calking/sealant in that area - manufacturing level defect per the glass repair shop."

Sheila W., CT (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The seal don't seem to be very tight around window and there is a whistling sound at medium speeds (a bout 40-50 miles per hour) that is annoying."

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The door seals are wearing out... I live in NorCal; it's not crazy weather with temp swings, but they're going and they're really expensive to replace"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Sun roof seal is bad, it causes extra wind noise."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"rough road causes rattles"

Tom M., ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Interior door panels"

Anonymous, UT (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Notified the dealer and they didn't provide a solution"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"A very obnoxious vibration/rattling noise from the dash at low speeds."

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"When we apply the brakes there is a squeak/rubbing noise. We have brought it intp the dealership twice to be repaired and the problem is still ocurring."

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"upon starting vehicle there is a whining sound."

Robert V., NJ (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"All four doors squeak loudly when opening and closing despite using several different lubricants."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Noise around 20 MPH from passenger door"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"suspension groans/squeeks over low speed bumps and curbs."

Dave L., OH (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Many Squeaks And Rattles"

Allen F., PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Front wheel squeak when turning"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission noise"

Anonymous, QC (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The doors squeak badly when the car is on an incline"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The pebble guards in the wheel wells are poorly attached and rattle even on a moderately rough road"

Robert M., CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattle above drivers head"

Anonymous, IN (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"suspension groans when backing down a curb"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Suspension squeaks at low temperatures, below -20C"

Alex S., MB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Difficult to isolate rattle in the roof around the dome light made more noticeable after a recall service. Vehicle is quite noisy on the highway from road noise"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"When you open the rear doors there is a loud squeek. No one has been able to correct it"

Anonymous, (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Lots of rattles in the doors, dashboard, roof, and trunk (even when empty) after the first three years."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The air system has developed a rattle, which does not appear to be fixable without disassembling the entire dash..."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"when we getting into our driveway or parking the noise is more...we got it into de dealership to fix it, but they couldn't, they said that it was the brakes, we went for the second time and finally they found the problem,,didn't fixed,,it was expensive."

Anonymous, (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"Wind noise is very bad when you roll down any of the windows or the sunroof"

Donna H., WI (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"DRIVER'S DOOR"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It's always had a lot of wind noise"

William H., KY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It is noisy and my hearing barely exists. We're looking at another car (different brand). It's rated well and the bad issue is it's noisy... That's per CR's review. CR used to rate how loud things were. Wish it would go back to that."

Anonymous, NC (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"DRIVER AND PASSENGER DOOR AIR LEAKS"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"rear window or door not not properly sealed"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Hear wind noise around the doors and windows while driving."

Robert L., CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"DEALER COULD NOT FIX."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I'm noticing more wind noise at driver's side window."

Gary M., NV (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Noise Very Annoying"

Allen F., PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"wind noise at the passenger window mirror. Dealer said they replaced the mirror but the noise is still there. Even after taping all the seems in the door, hood and widow"

Joe K., KY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It's actually road noise...tires, road surface and wind can produce constant background noise that interferes with conversation and radio sound!!!"

Anthony M., FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Road noise above 60 mph"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"wind noise.....was so bad we cold not hold a conversation at freewaynspeeds....hyundai could not fix went to hyundai forum and fix it my salf..(mirrores0..about 75% fixwd"

Paul D., NV (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"On Interstate,front end noise is nerve wracking.Believe its caused by wheel wells.Have to almost double volume on radio to hear it"

Daniel P., FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"At highway speeds it can be hard to hear hear another person in the car. The radio has to be turned up a notch or two"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Wind and road noise aways present since purchase"

Anonymous, NM (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Just alot of road noise."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"road noise"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"We noticed knock, they had a service notice on it, and they swapped out the engine head. Paid for by warranty"

Tom A., NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"While driving and decelerating the car started to sputter and then stalled. After starting it again, the engine had a ticking noise. A mechanic told me it was a valve ticking. It is irritating and concerning about the future of the engine. So far the car still operates fine."

Angus G., NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced cylinders 1,3 and 4 ignition coils"

Donald M., PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Broken rod"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Faulty timing chain tensioner and engine internally faulty. Had the short block replaced along with a gasket kit, timing cover and all headbolts"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The car is built cheaply. It's obvious and scares me. At @13500 miles, the engine had to be replaced. The dealership saw how clean the car engine was and didn't dispute having to replace the engine. I have all the records and it was nice they didn't ask for them. Now, I'm waiting a year and will toss it (sell it) with little value in return for it. We're dumping both cars - Kia and Hyundai and getting one (already planned) that maintains value and is built well and isn't that much more exp"

Sheri D., NC (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Car became noisy shifting up gears Engine became noisy when cold...knocking longer until warm Engine was replaced...free of charge despite being beyond warrantee. Car still pings often when shifting gear, specially if cold. New engine does not knock...thank God!"

Anonymous, QC (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The engine was making knocking sounds. They had to replace the block. It was probably similar issue to recall for other vehicles. It was covered by the warranty. The dealer supplied a loaner car"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"new engine installed under warranty-vehicle taken in for oil changed & requested check of noises -dealer replaced engine at no cost"

Howard G., GA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine started experiencing piston slap. Hyundai replaced the engine (minus the head) with a new one at no cost"

R C., MB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine had to be replaced because something inside disintegrated and their were metal pieces all through the system. Work was done under the warrantee"

Anonymous, ME (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Piston slap. Hyundai replaced the short block on warranty with lifetime warranty in the new engine"

Anonymous, MB (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"recalled bad engine"

Clifford B., WV (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Barring. It had 5,000 miles left under warrentary they replaced the motor."

Anonymous, WI (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Ludicrous junk. Noticed hight pitched squealing when pressing on accelerator. Took it to Hyundai and they rebuilt the engine. I keep waiting for the next issue and this car doesn't disappoint me. My plan is to ditch it in the next months so I don't get nailed with another issue. Money's tight and it's scary owning this thing and the warranty will end soon."

Anonymous, NC (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Loud knocking sound... diagnosed metal in oil... gave me a new engine."

Anonymous, MN (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"With 40000 miles the engine started making a loud tapping noise, took it to the dealer who determined the engine needs to be replaced. It is a month out of warranty but Hyundai is going to cover the engine replacement."

Alan T., IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"At around 97000 miles, the engine started to mis-fire. After talking to the mechanic, it was determined that one of my cylinders had low compression and a total engine replacement would be neccessary. Since I'm not the original owner, it wasn't covered under the warranty. Apparently, this model, with this engine, is a well-known problem among the local mechanics. We've seen this before isn't something you want to hear when you thought you bought a car that would last over 200,000 miles."

Todd L., AL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"oil was not getting to the engine properly"

Anonymous, NH (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine had to be replaced due to a problem from Hyundai. The car was two months off warranty, so I had to pay for labor."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The engine had a manufacturing defect. Manufacture replaced the short block of the engine after showing maintenance records. Have heard others with similar problem, engine caught fire from non dealer mechanic. And without maintenance record the manufacturer will not start replacement process."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"These engines are KNOWN to fail at about 60,000 miles. While driving, when you take your foot off of the gas, the engine dies. This means that you could be on the highway or a local street and all you have to do is lift your foot off of the gas and it dies. You have to put it in neutral and re-start it, while other cars are coming you at high rates of speed and you are slowing down. It is an extremely dangerous car to own. We found many complaints about this just by Googling it. Hundai did replace our engine."

Cecile K., IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine will need replacement, tapping is noticeable even though not too loud yet"

Gerardo C., MB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I heard a strange noise coming from the engine. Had 52K miles on the vehicle. I took it to the Hyundai dealer and they told me that I needed a new engine.I had the oil changed every 5K miles. This should not have happened. I bought this car on your ("

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Clicking sound (like noisy lifters) that continued to get worse over time. I was never told why but got a complete engine rebuild under warranty"

Anonymous, RI (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Car would not run"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Car was smoking. Not sure of exact problems, but had something to do with pistons or rings"

Charlene D., OH (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It began making noises and the Hyundai dealer had to replace the "short block". The problem was piston slap"

Lani A., ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Loud ticking in engine. Did not affect drivability. There was a TSB on this problem and Hyundai replaced the engine under warranty"

Chris S., NS (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Piston slap. Was told that this dealership has replaced approx. 20 engines for exact same year and model for this issue"

Derek D., NB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealership had to replace engine. Covered under warranty"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Ticking noise detected in engine. Brought car into dealer. They said engine was failing at 98, 700 miles. They replaced the engine and intake manifold at no charge. The 100,000 mile warranty worked out quite well."

Anonymous, MA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine knock. We read that it was a common problem with 2013 Elantra. Car had an extended warranty so after some arguing, they finally agreed to replace the short block under the warranty."

Anonymous, NS (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Found metal in the oil, valves were ticking. Engine rebuild and rental replacement covered by warranty."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"This is a known problem with the engine bore hole, caused serous knocking. Fortunately had all maintenance records to show the car was maintained and the fault was due to maintenance. Manufacturer replace the inside part of the engine at minimal cost. According to mechanic other cars has engine fire, or not replace due to no records. So very weary about Hyundai."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Heard knocking sounds at only 70,000 mi. Found the engine was throwing metal...don't know why. We had a limited warrenty but not sure that is why hyundai replaced with rebuilt engine but they wouldn't cover labor. We assume they knew engines were failing in these cars but didn't want to admit it or issue broad recall"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine noise just past warranty. Hyundai fixed it at no charge to me as it seemed to be a known major issue with the engine. Runs fine now."

Anonymous, SK (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It was diagnosed by dealer to have rod going out. Dealer had 200,000 mile warranty and engine replacement was covered with warranty on new engine!"

Anonymous, IN (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Ticking sound that indicated future engine failure."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a known problem with the engine but dealer was hesitant to acknowledge it. After my husband insisted, they admitted the issue and the manufacturer replaced the engine."

Anonymous, WA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Back window trim came off"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Right Front Fender, Came Loose, Use Rivet To Reattach..."

John M., NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Bumper damages, tears and loosens with minor scrape on sidewalk"

Tanya S., ME (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

""Chrome" trim around window dislodged and lost. Wheel center on one wheel dislodged and lost"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"For the second time since purchased the chrome trim below one of the small rear side windows fell off. Dealer repaired at no charge"

Gaius B., CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Trim on door at top of window area cracked and peeled"

Eugene S., CO (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Severe ice build up in wheel wells. Hit a bump (even a small one) car bottoms out, ice build up cracks the fender liner and entire plastic front bumper. Happened two winters in a row. AND this car handles terribly in winter roads! NOT a cold"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Door edge rubber loosens Started after two years"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Protective Cover under vehicle broke off and the under cover was lost."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"We bought the plastic wood trim kit which was very pretty and added a lot of elegance to our Hyundai Elantra. After 12 months the wood trim started cracking in multiple spots and Hyundai refuses to fix it or replace. Also, our leather steering wheel began to peel and looks very bad. Hyundai also refused to fix the steering wheel claiming it was normal wear and tear. Of course, there was no way this was normal. While I love the look of the Elantra I would never buy one again due to additional issues."

Brad H., PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Around 70,000 miles the driver side sun visor started to sag."

Anonymous, LA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Parts of r the paint has started to chip away small parts of the paint and one big scrap on the back driver side wheel fender"

Anonymous, AL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint began to fail on the driver's door handle. Had to have it fixed out my own pocket. One month later found paint failure on the driver's side mirror and the driver's side passenger door. Have decided that Hyundai doesn't know how to paint cars am changing cars"

Donald C., HI (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Some of the window trim has peeling paint"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The body of this car dents very easily and the paint chips frequently with normal use"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is very thin on Hyundai products. It frequently chips and is so thin in some areas that the undercoat can be seen thru it."

Bob P., ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Just one area is chalking and fading, and it is a plastic, not a metal part."

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The steering wheel leather cover is disintegrating, to the point that it has marked clothing causing stains that are tough to remove."

Dennis L., AR (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"paint is peeling off the door handles"

Steven B., CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Honday would not fix the painting that was peeling off of my roof stop stop I had to have it painted myself. I’m not happy"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Small, 1/8 inch spot where paint has peeled off"

James P., AZ (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Peeling paint around the drivers door"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Wheels are becoming discolored. Turning from silver to brown/rust color"

Mark B., MI (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"peeling paint on door handles, above trim"

Anonymous, (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The trim around the door easily faded and peeled away requiring replacement."

Anonymous, CO (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"some parts especially handle, other areas"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The problem has never been resolved. Around 2 years old it started to rust around any small chips. Eventually the paint started to peel around many of the chipped areas. While researching the issue on recalls.gov I noticed this to be a common problem on many 2013 Hyundai Elantra models."

Anonymous, LA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Drivers side rocker panel had one rust through hole, about the size of a quarter"

Anonymous, PE (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"spots of rust on the front edge of the hood which didn't quite result in perforation, thus weren't covered under the warranty."

Thmas W., NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I paid extra for the clear coat which is supposed to help with rock chips. I have to make an apt for chips that have rusted on my car"

Robert I., IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Hood rust due to paint chips"

Anonymous, QC (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Recently we noticed the climate control in the car was working. It was not cooling as it should. I took it to a dealer yesterday. I was told there was a slow leak in the system and the mechanic could not find where. They refilled the cooling fluid and added a dye. We are to return in 2 weeks for them to check it"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced under warranty at about 40000 miles. Note: We live in South Florida and rarely turn the AC off"

William W., FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"AC quit working. Took it to the dealer. It had 55K miles and was still under warranty. Took a few days to the the new compressor. It is working fine now and no charges from the dealer."

Anonymous, NC (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The A/C compressor failed- and Hyundai replaced it under warranty at no charge. I was very satisfied with their service and warranty."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Stopped cooling. Had to be replaced."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Turning on A/C resulted in warm air and a high-pitched whine from the fan. Thought that this should have been covered by the extended warranty, but it wasn't."

Robert L., CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"This goes back to the engine rebuild. When the engine is replaced after it fails at 60,000 miles. the A/C loses it's freon and the system had to be replaced."

Cecile K., IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Air Compressor replace under warranty"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"This took a while to diagnose. The technicians had to fill the system with dye and have me drive it for a week to find the coolant leak. The repair was not covered by the extended warranty."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It started at the beginning of April. The car ac was not as cold. The car would stutter and sometimes it would turn off. I changed the map sensor, it improves but I was still having the same issues. So I changed the fuel pump assembly and that improved the car's performance, but now the ac was cool. In hot days you couldn't feel the ac at all. I will be ordering a new ac compressor and installing it with a friend. I will sent you a feedback when I'm done."

Anonymous, (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Re-laced under 5 year warranty"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

"The control to direct heat to feet, upper body, etc. will automatically for the the windshield defroster in cold weather causing me to take my eyes off the road to try to change. Dashboard lighting failed and had to have that console (showing speedometer, etc.) replaced."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"short in the rad fan motor and had to be replaced."

Neil C., BC (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Over the course of six years the blower motor slowly lost speed and quietness. I had to put it on the fastest fan speed to get any sort of cooling effect in the summer and it got to the point it did not keep up. I read about the possible solutions and ended up ordering a replacement fan blower motor and resistor. That did the trick for keeping the car cool in the summer, it just doesn't seem as quiet as it was when new."

David A., GA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The blower does not blow quietly anymore but is rather raucous. The passenger area doesn't cool down or warm up as it should in more extreme weather."

David A., (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"In the middle of summer the a/c stopped doing it's job well. Everything seemed to be working but I finally figured out the the motor was not blowing fast enough to push the air. I bought a cheaper non-oem blower motor and resistor to I stall myself. While they weren't a perfect fit they ended up doing the job well enough to make me happy."

Anonymous, GA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Condenser

"Small stone kicked up through the grill and punctured the condenser"

Howard L., CT (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Stopped blowing cold air. Dealer replaced condenser and problem went away"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Evaporator

"the defogger does not work very well in this model"

Vincent T., NJ (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"Heater is incapable of keeping windows defrosted in cold weather"

Daryl S., ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"A/c is intermittent and was recharged. Remains a problem. Not blowing cold"

Chris C., BC (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It cost me almost 800$ to fix the leak. First the put a dye in the refrigerant. They discovered a pin hole in a tube. Replaced the tube and added refrigerant. It took 3 visits to get it fixed"

Peter B., ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaking discharge hose."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C initially leaked fluid."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Air Conditioning worked fine up until this spring when I turned it on and it doesn't blow cold air anymore."

Robert S., NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to recharge system. Not under warranty. Cost $170"

Douglas L., IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The AC started blowing warm over the winter. I took it to my local Midas shop, and they actually mis-diagnosed it: they said the whole AC tube/hose assembly was bad, and needed to be replaced. I bought the part myself on rockauto.com, and had a local shop put it in. The part wouldn't fit, and the local shop actually found the problem was in one particular hose. They were able to replace the hose same-day, recharge the AC system with refrigerant, and everything worked. My 2013 Elantra GT ran and drove fine during when the AC didn't work, it was just warmer than it should be."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra)

"In 2015 the air conditioning stopped working. They filled the refrigerant and it didn't seem to help. Then they realize there was a leak somewhere causing the refrigerant to drain. We thought that would fix the problem. However, again in 2020 the air-conditioning is not working. I really don't want to have to fix this again!"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The air conditioner stopped working correctly and is now undergoing a diagnostic, which cost almost $250. I don't know how much the repair will cost."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"Sometimes after shifting from D to N, it couldn't shift from N to R or P. Needed turning off ignition and waited for a minute or so then restart before shifting was back to normal"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I had a problem moving the selector from Drive into Park mode. It would not move pass Neutral. I took the car to the dealer and they claimed it is now fixed. It did re-occur one time since."

Andrew M., IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Could not shift from P to other gears"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Sometimes the gear cannot be put into REVERSE or PARKING from DRIVE. You have to shut off the car and restart"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

"Clutch doesn't work. Don't know if it is master or slave"

Craig W., TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I don't know if I checked the proper box but my ignition cylinder had to be replaced"

Karen I., NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Rough shifting

"Shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear transmission hangs briefly. Dealer couldn't solve problem until gets worse"

Terry E., TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The clutch shifted very close to the floor. It evolved to where the engine would engage with the clutch fully to the floor. I would have to put the car in neutral when stopped. My ignorance that there was a problem until it was out of warranty."

Anonymous, (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Slipping transmission

"When first starting the car in the mornings, the transmission slipped. The dealer said the temperature sensor had failed and told it it was at -21 degrees. Even though the sensor only a few dollars, I had to pay over $200 for the transmission fluid. NOT a valid “warranty” repair. Not my fault the fluid had to be drained to do the repair.."

Ray K., DE (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission computer

"Rough shifting. They adjusted the computer to fix the problem"

Bernard L., DE (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Within first 1000 miles, the six-speed electronic automatic transmission would lock in third gear. On-board computer was replaced and solved the problem."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"absolutely poor shift calibration, down shifts to soon, stays in a lower gear too long. had computer reset"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission leaks

"Did not know I had developed a leak until it was brought to my attention during routine maintenance. I have found over the years that my dealer does not recommend anything without a full explanation and this minor issue was fixed at what I considered to be a rather modest cast."

Daniel A., FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Could not get shifter out of park. Had to restart the engine to get it to shift."

Steve B., NC (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The transmission shifted roughly in hot weather due to the Transmission Heat Sensor Harness failure. The faulty part was covered under warranty and replaced at the dealer in about 2 hours."

Stephen S., NJ (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Prevented me from putting the car either in drive or park depending where it was at the time. replaced solenoid and that fixed the problem"

Scott M., GA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The transmission temperature sensor failed and had to be replaced. It was a 3 hour repair but was covered by warranty"

Anonymous, OK (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Car would not start when in park. It took four dealer visits and a Hyundai troubleshooting team to find and resolve the problem"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"It was a recall item apparently. An idiot light came on and I took it to the dealer because it was still under warranty. The car always ran ok. The 'fix' took about 30 minutes."

Ronald D., IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine control module wasn't working. Dealership fixed under warranty, gave me a rental car"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Engine knock or ping

"See previous comments. They caused the ping/knock"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It took two visits for the garage to acknowledge the problem...and changing the engine took more than a month. Car was annoying to drive. The lighter ping (after the engine change) was brought to the attention of the dealer service department...will have to leave it at the garage overnight for them to test it when cold...no date set yet"

Anonymous, QC (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"At around 70,000 miles the engine developed a continuous ping noise, especially once started up and when given gas at lower speeds"

William H., KY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"diagnosed as possible crank shaft issue. not repaired"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"engine was recalled"

Clifford B., WV (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"tapping started a few months ago. I'm concerned that its going to cost a lot to fix"

Peter B., ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Ticking noise in time with the acceleration. Starts loud then becomes negligible after a few miles of driving."

Anonymous, IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Ticking sound. The Hyundai dealer said it was the oil pump but that everything was alright. When I went to the internet there were similar cases where it turned out to be an engine. Most indicated that the engine had to be replaced. My car is under warranty. I didn't push it but will in the future."

Paul C., PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Car started to sound like an old diesel of the seventies. It was very loud when started cold, but problem went away somewhat when it warmed up. Went to dealership to assess the problem and they told me that my lower block needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Related to the other issue, once the smoke cloud came from the car, the car vaulted itself forward (as a lot of energy finally turned into acceleration). This happened three times before I traded that Elantra (the other one is great) in for the CX-5"

Christopher E., VA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"cold engine is very noisy, and especially so after my favorite mechanic changed the oil the first time. Took car to dealer who told us the oil filter was the wrong type. I'm not sure I believe that, but have been spooked into using Hyundai's filter"

Marc W., MA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"started 20000 kms ago, problem 90% resolved 02-20"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Engine mounts

"At 25000 miles took the car in for state inspection and the techs noticed the motor mount was loose because the engine was shaking. I took it back to dealership and they fixed it immediately"

Louis O., TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"I have not yet taken it to be fixed but it is not something I expected for a 3 year old car with low milage. The car also slides on rainy surfaces when brakes are applied to avoid a collision. Disgusted with this car"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil pan was replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"A dying battery. Would have expected a longer life but just had to replace it."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Coil

"Had to replace the #2 ignition coil because of misfiring"

Anonymous, LA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"ignition coil needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"loss of power until the coil was replaced"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The engine idled rough and stuttered on acceleration. This continued after I replace the the spark plugs. The problems stopped after replaced the ignition coils."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Electronic ignition

"Car has a rough idle. This was improved by TSB 14 FL-006"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The parking interrupter switch was defective. The dealer would not acknowledge it, and we had to prove the problem before they would fix it, even though the NHTSA identified it as a known problem"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Engine harness

"Brought in veh. because could not accelerate over 2MPH. Dealer inspected, could not duplicate. Brought back next day w/same problem. They kept my veh. for a month, said they understood 3 other vehicles related same problem but no recall issued. They provided a N/C loaner and then charged me $3,100 for replacement of the eng. harness. Very upset and disappointed."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Ignition switch

"There was a sensor that determined if the car was in park when starting the car. This sensor failed, so the car would only start sporadically"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"Engine has misfired twice due to spark plug failure, which leads to the check engine light coming on and engine not running properly"

Kristin K., WI (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Replace an electrical component out of guaranty"

Anonymous, PR (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Car wouldn't start. The plugs were only over the recommended change mileage by about 3,000 miles."

Anonymous, MD (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealer diagnosed rough running as needing spark plug change. Plugs and wires changed at 98,000 miles rough running still there"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"one spark wire was loose. engine kept feeling it was going to die out....especially stopped at red light....but it nevervstalled"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Starter

"On occasion the car doesn't start. We have had the problem addressed at the dealership several times. The problem is apparently common in Elantras"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Within a month or two of the warranty expiration the starter stopped working."

Matthew B., PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveline vibration

"Due to brakes"

Yves S., PR (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Driveline vibration turned out to be a failing wheel bearing and hub...passenger side front. All covered under the warranty"

Michael L., ND (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Driveshaft or axle

"A front wheel bearing and hub went bad."

Anonymous, MD (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"We felt like the brake problems were essentially normal wear & tear, although it did seem like they wore out rather fast. But the axle/drive train problems were rather unexpected, given the age of the car and the relatively easy driving done with it."

Linda T., PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"front axle bearings required replacement"

Anonymous, OK (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Axle nuts were loose, causing a loud thunking sound when changing direction, acceleration or decelerating. No known cause was determined"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The axle nut was not completely tightened at the factory"

Anonymous, AR (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The right transaxle fell off. I had extended warranty"

Anonymous, (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"My battery died, overnight, with no warning. It took over 8 minutes to jump it, and the garage had to jump it again to get it into the bay. There was nothing left on, or plugged in. The mechanic said the battery had failed completely and was corroded"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The manual climate control system stopped working (AC wont engage, fan controls don't work etc). The vehicle has been in to the dealer numerous times for the same problem."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Inhibitor Switch"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"had to replace a Crankshaft Position Sensor, which is unacceptable for a 2013 car driven for only 45,000 miles"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Stability control (ESC)

"The ESC light comes on without warning and stays on. Had the ESC sensor fixed once by Hyundai and the problems has occurred again and needs resolved"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Traction control

"Progarming is not right at all. grew up in snow belt near Erie PA, used to snow, have to turn traction control off to get in driveway. Car does great in snow, as long as T/C is turned off. If any slip is noted it shuts engine down to where it will not move at all if any slip is detected. Have new dedicated snow tires on car for winter"

Timothy S., PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Glass defects

"Crack windshield due to rear view mirror base broken and fell off from wind shield"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Locks and latches

"keyless locks - locks doors when it is not supposed to - and not all doors - including the hatch back -"

William L., IA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Trunk has problems closing"

Mark B., VA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Seat belts

"Seatbelts in rear of vehicle are seldom used. They frayed and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Seat controls - movement

"seats often don't latch properly when moving them backward or forward"

Tom M., ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Seat controls - temperature

"Driver seat warmer stopped working. Not covered by warranty because electrical."

Tanya S., ME (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Sunroof

"Sunroof leaking issue...currently waiting for repair"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Trim piece to the left of the sunroof popped off when opening the sunroof. Was cover under warranty at the time and has not happened since"

Anonymous, AL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Piston on Tailgate hatch failed."

Anonymous, GA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

"chrome molding on extreme rear (fixed) window of my 5 door fell off. I noticed it at 69000 miles and car was 4 years old. Hyundai refused to honor repair/replacement under warranty and to fix I need to replace the entire window rather that the 6 inch chrome molding"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver's window switch replacement"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Recall on EGR"

Brad D., CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The evaporator control canister had to be replaced. The plastic mounting bracket was secured using steel screws that started to corrode, they expanded, and stressed the plastic bracket which eventually caused the canister to crack. The stress crack would intermittently cause the Check Engine Light to come on."

Robert B., NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Leak in seal at canister. The canister needed to be replaced."

David C., NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Purge control valve failed resulting in car not starting. Had to be towed to dealer"

Anonymous, IN (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel cap

"Fuel cap will not open at times. Have had it to the local Hyundai shop twice to no avail. It always opens when I am there. Have had to stop driving the car at times until I can get the cap to open again. Hyundai shop says it is not a problem but that is only for them that no problem exists."

Elizabeth L., FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel gauge/sender

"twice the gauge showed empty when it wasn't"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel pump

"fuel pump went bad around 3700 miles on it"

Ron J., TN (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Recall"

Brad D., CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The TMPS tire pressure sensors NEVER worked correctly from the day I purchased the vehicle. The light would flash or stay on, etc. I took it back to the dealership and they kept it a couple of times for about a week at a time and never could fix it. They replace the vehicle sensors, computer, etc. The way it was finally fixed is rather unbelievable. The bluetooth on the car radio quit and I replaced the entire radio with an aftermarket system and now my TPMS sensors work the way they should. That has been over a year ago."

Rod M., OK (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)